I am in the process of building a deck and am needing all the hardware to be stainless steel. Anyhow I thought I would post a public service announcement and just say "damn most retailers are having a laugh".
I have been buying stainless bolts, nails, nuts, washers, pile fixings, etc and every time the eye watering price through the usual suspects (Placemakers, Mitre10, Bunnings, etc) has left me a little bewildered. Not that I have been buying through them, because I found Anzor (www.anzor.co.nz) to be generally about 50% cheaper than those other places. How I have no idea (same products, same quality stainless, even same brands), but I am happy to continue ordering through Anzor.
So anyhow, just a headsup to those out there - don't buy though Mitre10, Bunnings, Placemakers etc - because they will bleed you dry for no apparent need. Usual story - let the buyer beware - shop around.