I started a thread a bit ago about your best bee deal. Alright then, how about the other side of the coin? I'll start. Saw a deal on kijiji (Canadian craiglist) on 2 boxes of beekeeping frames 9 1/8 made by FW Jones. $25 for all! Well up here those boxes are worth $115 each plus shipping and taxes. What a deal! $25 and $45 in shipping and they arrived. Opened them up and here is what I found: 229 top bars = Good, 29 extras 200 bottom bars = Good 440 end bars = WAIT A MINUTE !!! What the h*ll is this! The end bars are something called "Alberta staples" (one on the left). These won't work, no self spacing! :frustrated: What to do? Got a piece of 1x6 pine and made 880 pieces 3/8 wide, 3/16 thick and 3 1/4 inches long. Brushed glue on the sides and a couple of 5/8 brads on each side and there you have it. The deal is not what I thought it would be While it's not costing me a lot extra in $$$, the time spent is another thing. Moral of this story, ask for pictures, they're worth a thousand words, in this case @#&%^$*!!