For some unknown reason I decided to babble about toolbox choices today. I have long been a admitted "toolaholic", and as such I must have places to store my prize possessions. I no longer need any more tool boxes as I still have a lot of open spaces in some of the ones I have. My collection of storage boxes varies widely, many having been purchased from Craigs list over the years. I have some Craftsman boxes that were bought new many years ago, and I have additionally filled in with high quality older industrial cabinets purchased for about $50 each. They do a great job storing special tools and hardware... What has always been a source of amazement to me is why people pay some of the outrageous prices that certain "name" manufacturers charge for not only their toolboxes, but the tools that go into them. I'll be the first to admit that many of the boxes are good quality, but some of them cost as much as a new car....and I find that rediculous. Wrenches and sockets are often longer,stronger, and somewhat better.....but again the cost difference seems rediculous to me. I am also aware that many of the tools supplied by the name manufacturers are made by subcontractors who make that item for sale and then put the "name" brand on it. An example is "Mig Welders" and "Plasma Cutters". Obviously not top quality stuff but more like something from a farm store. So what do all of my peers out there use and prefer....and why? PS: I did just recently buy a new Harbor Freight top box because I needed something to hold my lathe tools. For $169 on sale I got a really nice box with a deep profile (front to rear) and struts for the top. I watched Craigslist and tried to find something, but prices for a decent used one were more than the new and nicer HF. Drove 30 miles each way and bought a well used one for $40. After I got home and looked at it again, realized it wasn't worth the effort to refresh it. Sold it to someone else for $35.