I am currently in tech school and acquiring tools here and there. The 3 places I generally look are the suuply house, onine warehouses, and ebay.
Ideally, I would like to buy everything from the supply house to support the local community, but new and local is so expensive. I haven't bought anything form online warehouse yet but some have good prices and hopefully some type of warranty. Finally , ebay. I don't mind buying used stuff, knowing that you take your chances, but I hate to think that I am buying anything stolen, although I have bouth a couple of things. Hopefully, when employed I can replace lower quality used with, better quality new.
Any insight appreciated