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I was getting some stuff off amazon the other day, needed a few more dollars to hit free shipping, looked up sewing machine needles, and found these:
150 pieces sewing machine needles for $9.29. 30 needles of each size : 9, 11, 14, 16, 18.  I got two packs. They came yesterday. HOLY CATS!! That's awesome! Look fine from here, they are all sharps, no ball tips, and even if they are brittle and I break them, at the price, I can live with it.

I mark my needles for size with nail polish colors for each size, so I know when I take a needle out what size it was. I'll be marking them all before I get them mixed up.

Think I'm ordering a few more orders of those. That's a fantastic price! I wish I could pick what sizes I wanted, maybe the same people do offer that, I was in a hurry the other day, but even just taking what is offered, it is a great deal in my book!! :D

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Update on the needles: haven't used any yet, they look and feel fine. I marked them all for size, and in the process counted them and checked for flaws. I bought two sets, so I have 300 total, 60 of each of the 5 sizes. All of the containers had at least 30 needles, a few had 31. Out of 300 I pulled out 4 damaged needles: one 18 with a broken tip, a 14 that is just weird metal (? not sure what happened there,) and 2 9's with bent tips (9's are so fine, I'm not real surprised by that.)

In my eyes, that's an EXCELLENT ratio of good to bad ones, especially for the money. I was honestly expecting more problems. I'm QUITE pleased!
 
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What sewing machine do you have? I've thought about ordering them since I'm down to my last needle, but I have a Necchi Nora and I'm not sure if it'd be compatible.
 
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Morgwino Stur: Welcome to Permies! I always love meeting more people who sew :D
I run Singers, and Kenmores these days. These needles fit all of my Singers, back to my 1926 Treadle machine and definitely fit the Kenmore, that's what I am using most right now.

I had to look up Necchi Noras, NICE! I like them!!
I didn't see anyone saying what kind of needle they use, so I found a picture of the type that these ones I bought are:



They have a round shaft with a flat side, the eye lines up with the flat side. They are the type usually labelled "Universal Needles" and fit Singers, as well as most major brands. The fact that I didn't find anything showing a specific needle for the Necchi Nora makes me think they probably use the Universal ones.

I'm really pleased with these needles, well worth the low price for a large amount! They are working great, no problems.

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So Amazon.ca has something that looks *very* similar, but only 50 per order. Is that discrimination or what?
https://www.amazon.ca/Silver-Sewing-Machine-Needles-Bottles/dp/B083BC66MB/ref=sr_1_171?keywords=Sewing+Machine+Needles+bulk&qid=1580063021&sr=8-171

That would mean if I ordered 150, I'd end up with 3X the plastic packaging. That's just nasty unfortunate!
 
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That's interesting. Looks the same, but 10 per bottle instead of 30. 30 is a full bottle, they were tight in there.
the little bottles are useful.
the packaging I got was bottles dumped in a small ziplock bag, not extensive...
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           "I mark my needles for size with nail polish colors for each size, so I know when I take a needle out what size it was. I'll be marking them all before I get them mixed up. "

What an excellent idea, thanks for that!

Seems like a great way to keep track of which needles go with which industrial machine (different systems) and different sizes.

For the industrial machines, I've have purchased needles in bulk from WAWAK. A pack of 100 needles lasts a looooong time.

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