We like to do things a little different than other companies (hopefully you have noticed and are a fan). 30 years ago, we were founded on being able to supply materials quickly - without having huge minimum purchase requirements. We catered to job shops and repair shops to keep them and their customers happy through the years. If you only needed a piece 1.2" long, we would gladly quote it and take care of that need. Back in the day, our stock order minimum was only $50. With inflation and QC what it is, we have had to raise it to $75 though the years.