Slightly off topic but I have never even heard of Tractor Supply Co. except through this forum.
In my 4th of July travels I ended up off the interstate in Delaware and found myself passing a Tractor Supply store. I was immediately reminded that I had forgotten for the upteenth time to stop at Home Depot so I pulled in.
I came up to the counter with:
(4) 3/8" x 2.5" bolts
(4) 3/8" x 3" bolts
(4) 3/8" nuts
Regular stuff, no fancy metals. The girl at the checkout put them on a scale and charged me $1.99/lb for the "Bulk Selling SKU", total purchase price for 0.85 lbs of hardware is $1.69.
I have been shopping in little hardware stores and Home Depots throughout the mid-Atlantic region and I have never been charged by the pound for any bolt/washer/nut fasteners.
Is this common? Is it just Tractor Supply? Did she make a mistake when she rung it up?