Cripe Distributing on eBay (CripeDistributing) is a store selling tools of all kinds, including air tools, automotive, bath hardware, buffing and polishing, cords and tie downs, chisels and punches, chucks and keys, clamps and vises, door hardware, drill bits, electrical, files, flashlights, hammers, hand tools, saws, blades, lighting, locks, paint supplies, power tools, screws and screwdrivers, sockets, torches, welding equipment, wrenches, and much more. Click on the blue link above to find out what specials and sales they are currently offering.
Cripe Distributing has been selling on eBay since 2000. They have earned over 400,000 total positive feedback ratings on eBay, with a 99.8% overall score. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store. It’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. So Cripe Distributing has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.
If you compare the prices found in this store to those at retail hardware stores, the price at Cripe Distributing is routinely about half of what you would pay at a hardware store. Cripe Distributing seems to be in the discount goods type of business, where the seller hopes to sell merchandise in volume. As they have over 400,000 positive feedback so far, volume is no problem here.
Cripe Distributing on eBay is a fairly large sized store. They carry over 5,000 items from name brand manufacturer’s like Boise, Idaho, Armstrong, Coast, Taymor, Dewalt, Stanley, Vermont American, 3M, Allen, Irwin, Freud, Bosch, Diablo, Skil, KD Tools, Century, Delta, Oldham, Milwaukee, Magna, Lenox, Yale, Jorgensen, Porter Cable, and more.
It appears as though Cripe Distributing is in the business of buying and selling liquidated and overstock merchandise. Usually in these cases, if you check back periodically, they will have a range of new inventory items.
What I like or don’t like
Their storefront is not very well or professional looking. This is one store that could definitely use some renovation. They carry brand name and quality merchandise, but for some reason that does not translate over to the look of the store. Perhaps they are trying to convey a mom n pop shop feel? Having said that, you do get a very long left side category menu containing most of the categories that they sell.
I do appreciate their attention to detail in their listings though. Each listing has at least one large picture, so you really get to see in detail what you are buying. Their product descriptions describe the product in details, and provide all of the necessary information, like color, model, package content, etc.
Their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this eBay store. As does their 14-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having two weeks to do so is quite convenient.