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Where to buy cheap nasty carabiners?
10:48:38 AM
I'm trying to find about 15 really cheap ($5 or less) carabiners to hang some stuff in my junk room.

I'd like the physical size to be similar to a climbing one, but only has to hold about 10-15kg max weight. The Aldi ones are ok but still a bit expensive ( & don't really need the locking screw.

Bunnings had something but I know I can find cheaper. Google/Shopbot/etc didn't seem to help much.

Any ideas? Oh, I'm in inner Melbourne.

10:50:41 AM
I've got a Kong accessory biner, rated to 600kg, that I bought from Snowgum for a fiver I think.
10:56:27 AM
I've got a bunch of retired (read: upgraded) biners in a box somewhere. Not sure how many. Mostly Chouinard Light D and some Simond.
Work in the city, live in Hawthorn & you could pick them up over the weekend.
11:03:11 AM
Thanks Steve, I've PMed you.

11:10:29 AM
On 16/07/2009 evanbb wrote:
>I've got a Kong accessory biner, rated to 600kg, that I bought from Snowgum
>for a fiver I think.

I have a fair number of them that I use in aid climbing...
You must have got yours a long time ago then, as I am pretty sure they are more expensive than that now. I have seen them for more like $12 or $13 in some stores!
If anyone intends getting these, check the gate action on the individual items carefully, as their quality control seemed to be 'off' for a bit, some time ago.

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