Gaffers tape is not easy to find, at least not if you want to buy it in a store. Even mid-sized cities may not have any “over the counter” availability for gaffers tape.
The most likely retail outlets to have this product are those specialize in theatrical supplies. An online search for “gaffers tape and your zip code” or your city name may turn up some resources.
Most hardware stores don’t stock it and may even think that it is just fancy duct tape.
Chances are, you’ll end up making your purchase online.
In addition to price, check on the following:
Is this a stock item, or is it being drop shipped by a third party?
Is this a well known brand, or is it something you have never heard of.
Is it “true gaffers tape”? If it is not cotton cloth that uses a synthetic rubber adhesive, it is not real gaffers tape.
Does the web site offer a shipping calculator that you can use before providing your personal information?
Does the online vendor have a fair and reasonable return policy or otherwise guarantee what they sell.
Harrison Bros. Inc.
47 North Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517