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    "Borg" & rubber feet

    I've seen some references on the postings about a vendor named "Borg". I can not seem to find anything on the web. Any one have any ideas as to who they are. I'm actually trying to find some inexpensive small rubber feet to screw onto a project (ct of 24)

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    Borg.....big old retail giant.. Home Depot, Lowes etc.

    It took me a few posts awhile back to figure it out as well
    I've always called then "big boxes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wm Layton View Post
    I've seen some references on the postings about a vendor named "Borg". I can not seem to find anything on the web. Any one have any ideas as to who they are. I'm actually trying to find some inexpensive small rubber feet to screw onto a project (ct of 24)
    Hi Wm and welcome to the forum!

    Borg is a slang reference to Home Depot, Lowes, Menard's, et. al.

    A not-so-nice reference to their "oneness" and conformity as well as a nod to the fact that they, like the Borg, do their business in a 'big box'.
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    Borg is also called Borg in plagiary of Star Trek, wherein the Borg were half-organic robots with one collective mind. They lived in a vast cube-shaped starcraft, and their purpose was to assimilate all other things.

    Home Depot & Lowes et al... live in a big box, and their goal is to assimilate all other suppliers. A lot of their employees are only half-human, too.

    Home Depot is also often referred to as Home Despot, or BOB (the Big Orange Box).
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    Yep you got your answer and welcome to the forum. Good to have you here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wm Layton View Post
    I've seen some references on the postings about a vendor named "Borg". I can not seem to find anything on the web. Any one have any ideas as to who they are. I'm actually trying to find some inexpensive small rubber feet to screw onto a project (ct of 24)
    Big Orange Retail Giant = BORG

    As for the rubber feet, How big and how many... I picked up a couple hundred at a flea market last summer

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    I am definitely guilty of buying up little white rubber screw on feet. Some of the cutting boards I make are one side use only and I use the rubber feet to keep them from moving around!
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    ...and this is one of the helpful sales staff at your local borg...
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    I have alot of issues with my local borg, thats for sure, but I will say that they have their place in todays market.
    The guy that wants to put up a shelf on a sunday afternoon, can always find a shelf or the screws he needs at 3 pm on sunday, or 8 pm on friday night.

    I have nothing else positive to say about them.

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    I can't say too much bad about them. They haven't affected the sales of our local hardware store, County Store, at all. In fact County Stores has grown and opened a higher end garden equipment section.
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