Any B&M stores sell Blu-Tack?

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  1. AlexanderS

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    I've been searching everywhere. Audio advisor wants 15 shipped and I thought that was kind of high. Anyone know for sure if its sold in craft stores or hardware stores. Thanks.
     
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    IIRC, I bought some at the local ACO hardware store.
     
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    I believe CVS still carries it. If not, check a local hobby shop.
     
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    I checked CVS' website and it wasn't listed. No hobby or ACO stores around here. Lowes, Home Depot, Michaels, Rag Shop, Garden Ridge, all the other big stores.
     
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    My local Staple's carries it. They market a generic version at $2.19
     
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    From my understanding, the generic stuff at Staples doesn't have the same acoustical capabilities as the Blu-Tack. Please correct me if Im wrong.

    P.S. - No Staples within 150 miles of me.
     
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    I didn't realize that Blu-Tack was supposed to have any "acoustical capabilities". I just use it to keep things in place without leaving any sticky residue.
     
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    I believe that the acoustic abilities are what make it so sought after by HT people.
     
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    Blue Tac has a "drier" feel and consistency to it compared to the $2.19 "Fun Tac" stuff found at Staples/Office Max but I never heard where Blue Tac had acoustical properties either. Another myth? Who knows.....

    Blue Tac is just a little different composition than the Fun Tac. I have some Blue Tac from years ago I still use, but all tac purchases I have made the past few years have been the cheaper stuff.

    Save your money... Fun Tac works just fine IME.

    BOK
     
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    An alternative to Blue Tac is caulking cord from your local hardware store. I got a lifetime supply for about $5. Works pretty good too.
     

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