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Cheapest driveway markers 2012

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NicholasMWhite, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Who sells the cheapest driveway markers online?

    I'm looking for small quantities (100-200). The best price I can find for basic markers is angelo's supplies which sells 100 four foot long stakes for $49.50 plus $21.50 for shipping totaling $0.71 per marker with shipping.

    Has anyone found any cheaper?
     
  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Seems to be cheap for that quantity

    Haven't seen cheaper yet
     
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    That is usually the best price around
     
  4. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Alright that's what I wanted to hear, I've been buying from them for the past few years but haven't price checked in a while.
     
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    Shipping to Canada is $296:eek:... pretty much kills the deal.
     
  6. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Wow, maybe you should check out this place:

    http://www.drivewaymarkerdepot.com/main.sc

    That place may be cheaper than angelo's depending on how many you order seeing as the have a flat rate $9.99 shipping charge no matter how many are ordered.

    Another difference is drivewaymarkerdepot puts a pencil tip on the end of theirs and has a plastic end on the top. Angelo's just puts a slight angle on one end of their stakes and has no plastic end. I don't see the plastic end as a selling point, since I don't see any use for it.
     
  7. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    While on the subject of stakes.

    What is the easiest way you have found to pound them into the ground?
     
  8. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Thank you for starting this thread. It saves me a lot of work. I'll be ordering my stakes next week from one of these places.
     
  9. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I used a piece of 1/2" od pipe cut 6 inches shorter than the stake, and welded a top plate to push/pound on.I also put a ground stop at the bottom. It works great for my purposes and I very rarely need to use a hammer. It also doubles as a guide so that every stake is exactly 6 inches in the ground. On a level lot it is nice to look down a line of stakes and see them all lined up perfectly.

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  10. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I'll have to consider making one of those, I have been using a similar sized rod cut about 6 inches shorter than the stake and just use a hammer to hammer it down flush with the top of the rod, but your tool seems a little easier.

    I may try to "improve" on your idea and weld some foot steps to the bottom of the rod so I can just press it down with my foot.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  11. Mike NY

    Mike NY Senior Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 103

    I use a 3/8 conceret drill bit with a hammer drill.
     
  12. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I was going to try the foot pegs, but I was afraid pipe that small might bend or break the weld if you pushed down too hard on that one spot. If it works for you post a pic.
     
  13. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  14. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We have been buying the angelos ones for years. Considering that half get stolen or broken cheap is good. If we did residential work I think I might spend more to get the reflective tape wrap....