Where to get earplugs in BULK for CHEAP?

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  1. freetors

    freetors Long timer

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    Right now the largest box of earplugs I can find locally is an 80 pair of NRR 32's for about $15 at Lowe's. Anywhere I can get boxes of several hundred for a good price? I reuse them if I can but they seem like they lose a lot of their effectiveness after they've been used once. Online stores are ok as long as the shipping isn't a killer.
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    Try a local welding supply store.
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  9. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    The plugs at Harbor Freight work fine for me, and they're often on sale for about $6 for a box 'o 50.


    I use a fresh pair every day... it only took two extremely painful ear canal infections for me to learn that lesson. :cry
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  10. Turbo Ghost

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    I order mine from Northern Safety in the 200 count box (Howard Leight Max without strings). I don't remember the price but, it's not much per pair. I place my orders over the phone and when you do, find out where the nearest warehouse is. If you are near one, you can pick them up there and pay no shipping. I happen to live very close to one and actually worked across the street for a while which made it very handy for me!
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    I have tried all sorts of ear plugs and I keep coming back to Hearos. Lately I have been using the[FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica] Hearos Xtreme Protection Series [/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica](NRR 33)[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT].

    Earplugstore.com has good prices on bulk orders but for smaller batches, Sears.com and Drugstore.com are cheaper.

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    just wash them regularly. by hand with normal soap and hot water or in the washing machine (put them in a pocket of your trousers and wash them). they might expand a bit, but when dry you can use them again like new ones (and after a couple of minutes in your ears they regain their initial shape again). so there's no need to carry lots of ear plugs when on a long ride: clean them every evening with water and you're good! I have some I picked up years ago in a club or concert and still use them.

    it's cool when things are so cheap you don't have to worry about them and just can throw them away when used. but there's always a better way. :thumbup
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    get a wife
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    i'ld say any large hardware store. Here you would get 80 pairs of 33dB plugs at canadian tire, for maybe 15$.
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  16. freetors

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    Yeah that's the going rate at the local Lowe's.

    Maybe I'm just a cheapskate but how can a bunch of little chunks of foam be so expensive?
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    hmm. They're just wax and cotton. I usually roll them into a cone-ish shape, stuff them in, and then schmear-seal them on the outside like you would a piece of clay.

    I just got custom-fit molds as a birthday present,which feel great. These are nearly as good.
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