In 1979, I purchased my first ever garden tractor,, a 14HP Cub Cadet,,
the local IH dealer had EVERYTHING I needed,,
heck, the mower pulley notched the front cast iron axle, I hit a good bump, and snapped the front axle,, the dealer had the front axle in stock.
Then times changed,, the dealer quit having what was needed,, and I developed the habit of "Stocking Up" the parts I might need,,
now, with Amazon type availability of just about anything I need,, I am trying to switch to the "Buy It Now" mentality,,
On Thursday, I spent over 4 hours selecting stuff from the Stock Up days to remove from my shop shelves,, and tossed the stuff.
I was amazed how much shelf space was taken up with 40 years of collecting stuff I might need,,,
So, are you a "Stock Up" ,,, Or,,, BIN type person?
(NOTE: I know the reason I am trying to clean off the shelves,, I watched an episode of "Hoarders" on A&E channel,, I am trying to prove I do not have that issue!)