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Old 02-22-2016, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default March Multi Start Tap and Die Group Buy

Welcome to the Group Buy!!!


My goal during this buy is to COMMUNICATE any and all information. I plan to keep everyone updated and in the loop. I ask that you do the same. If issues should arise, please bring it up to me via PM at the earliest time possible.

What are we ordering?
Participants will be buying a set, or multiple sets, of Taps and Dies commonly used to make “componentless pens” or “kitless”. During the Research thread we had interest in the following sets;

-14mm Double Start 12 @ $118.27 / 9 @ $137.34/ 6 @ $148.12
-13mm Triple Start 12 @ $113.06(we will reach 12)
-11mm Triple Start 12 @ $101.62/ 9 @ $118.08/ 6 @ $128.09

Extra taps depends on qty, below prices are at the 12 tap discount
-14mm Double Start $53.87
-13mm Triple Start $55.66
-11mm Triple Start $44.22

The taps can be any mix of Taper, Plug, or Bottoming. Plug, also called Intermediate, is the most common style tap to use for pen making. If you are unsure which to order I would suggest a Plug tap. If you want to order multiple taps with different threads for a single die that is fine.

13mm and 11mm dies are 1” OD, and 14mm Dies are 1.5” diameter

Due to TAPCO no longer offering TiN Coating on Dies, TiN coating will not be an option for this buy.

How to join
1. You must PM me the following information
• 11mm, 13mm, and or 14mm
• Taper, Plug, or Bottoming Tap and extra taps if desired
• Indicate if you are still in at 6qty, 9qty, or willing to participate only at 12qty
• your full name
• screen name on IAP
• email used for Paypal account
• name on the Paypal account
• Shipping Insurance Yes or No
• mailing address
• business name if you are having your order sent to your business

2. Post to this thread indicating you would like to join the buy.

Deadline to Join
The buy will close to new participants at midnight EST on 3 March
Payment must be submitted by midnight EST on 5 March
My goal is to have everything shipped out by 1 April, as I’ll be traveling for work for 2 weeks during that time. If we have to extend the timeline or anything gets delayed, the orders will not ship until mid-April.

US buyers – $6.95 via USPS priority mail which includes 50$ insurance
International Buyers - $32.95 via USPS priority mail which includes 200$ insurance
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS EDITED!!! I made a mistake, the Priority mail small flat rate boxes are excluded from the 200$ insurance AND you cannot purchase insurance for them. For this reason I'm currently trying to figure out how to proceed. First class mail is much cheaper but insurance is also not available. I will be PM'ing those already participating and get to the bottom of the shipping issue ASAP and will update.

Additional Insurance is not required but highly recommended. Additional insurance is $2.75 for $100 Coverage, $3.50 for $200, and $4.60 for $300

Shipping to and from my location takes an additional 4 days each way due to Military Mail and the US postal Service. Please be patient.

Paypal will be the only method of payment accepted. You will pay for the following.
-Total cost of your taps and dies
-Your fraction of the shipping to me (should be $2 max)
-Shipping to you as indicated above
-Paypal Fees. No fees for payments sent “friends and family” otherwise it will be 3.5% for US buyers and 5% for international buyers.
Any overpayment in excess of 1$ will be refunded, overpayments of less than 1$ will be donated to IAP.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What would be the price if I bought all three taps along with the die?
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I edited the post to include prices for extra taps. In the event we meet a qty of 24, there is another price break on the taps.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Group Tap & Die Buy

I would like to join in the group buy for an 11 set.

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Old 02-22-2016, 03:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I will take a 13 mm 3 start set please
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm in for a 13 triple set...
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Please put me in for:

Tap and Die SETS (with plug taps)
1 set -13mm Triple Start 12 @ $113.06 (we will reach 12)
1 set -11mm Triple Start 12 @ $101.62 (or 9 @ $118.08 or 6 @ $128.09 )
(I am in for whatever quantity you reach)

Extra BOTTOM taps (at whatever quantity you reach)
1 tap -13mm Triple Start (@ $55.66 or ?)
1 tap -11mm Triple Start ( @ $44.22 or ?)
1 tap -14mm Double Start ( @ $53.87 or ?)

My personal info has been PM'ed to you.

James, thanks a lot for doing this for us all !!!!!
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm in for a 13 tripple start, plug and bottoming tap
Jim Hinze
Richardson, Tx
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm in for a 13 triple, with plug and bottoming taps.

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Old 02-23-2016, 08:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am in for

11mm triple set with bottoming tap
13mm triple set with bottoming tap
No extra taps

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