I'm new here so forgive me if this has been answered in an earlier thread (I did try to search).
I am looking to purchase a 1/2 inch plate of steel (flexible on size but something close to 16x14x0.5). I know I can order one online from baking steel for $119 but that's a little higher than I'd like to spend if I can avoid it. (I want to mention, I do love their product. It's beautifully cut, pre-seasoned, ready to go and the convenience of it shipped directly to your home may be worth the extra price to some).
I've called around local suppliers (I'm in San Jose, CA) and have been given quotes of $70~$85. I've been reading and I noticed some of you have purchased them for about $45ish and am wondering if I am getting ripped off or is it just because I live in an expensive area?
Has anyone purchased steel plates around the South Bay area? If so, are these prices in line with what you've found? If not, are there suppliers you've had good experience with can recommend to others?
Also, maybe this thread can be used to list suppliers that members have used. Just list out supplier name, location, what was purchased, price, and maybe a short comment about your personal experience with them (if they are good or bad, would you recommend... etc).