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Princess Auto


Taken from the website:

Princess Auto is a family-owned, Canadian company employing over 2,500 Team Members, with our Home Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We serve our customers through 46 stores coast-to-coast, a National Call Centre, and our online store.

We serve the home mechanic, the repairperson, the trade professional, the inventor... basically, the “hands-on” type who likes to figure things out for themselves. We exist because of our customer. We aim to provide the tools and equipment they need, and offer an outstanding shopping experience backed by our Princess Auto Guarantee: "No sale is final until you’re satisfied". That means we will gladly repair, replace, or refund any product to your satisfaction. We mean it.

We are also a company that gives back to the community. One way we do this is through The Princess Auto Foundation, which provides financial assistance to skilled trades students enrolled at Canadian Colleges. Find out more at

Princess Auto is the place where you can “Make It Work”!
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I give this company 9 out of 10 acorns.

Princess Auto is a parts store that has always felt to me like it was designed for hobbyists, homesteaders, and people who want to experiment with building large and unlikely monstrosities that end up actually working (I once designed a hydraulic exo-suit dealio powered with electric motors, batteries, hydraulics, and a diesel generator. I never built it, because it would have cost as much as a new forklift, but it was a fun little exercise).

Whenever I need parts for something home or garden-related, it's always one of the first on my list.

Of especial note to me is their Surplus section, where you can often get discount ammo boxes of different sizes, random useful electronic bits and bobs, carabiners, magnet sets, batteries, supercapacitors, and all sorts of interesting things.

Their Farm section is almost worthy of a review of its own.

I am a man of mystery. Mostly because of this tiny ad:
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