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Old 04-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Where to get earplugs in BULK for CHEAP?

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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Old 04-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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Try a local welding supply store.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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http://www.amazon.com/Safety-310-100...810325&sr=8-17

Mit free shipping.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #5
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I like the Howard Leights better... and a higher NRR, at 33:
http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

Doesn't qualify for super-saver shipping though...
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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I like the Howard Leights better... and a higher NRR, at 33:
http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

Doesn't qualify for super-saver shipping though...

+1 - bought the big 200 ct. box years ago. Think they breed in the box they came in. Never seems to go down, but I've been known to use them more than once....
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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less wasteful, and 34 dB NRR : www.earplugsonline.com/

on amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Finest-...5816302&sr=1-1
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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I've been happy with this place. http://www.earplugstore.com/
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
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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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Old 04-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #11
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I've been happy with this place. http://www.earplugstore.com/
+1

I have tried all sorts of ear plugs and I keep coming back to Hearos. Lately I have been using the Hearos Xtreme Protection Series (NRR 33).

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

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #12
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I tried these and did not like them at all. Perhaps my ears have the wrong shape, but these didn't feel like they fit in well, and came loose, no matter how much I messed with them.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:56 AM   #13
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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.
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.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #14
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:02 AM   #15
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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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