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Old 05-25-2019, 08:35 PM   #11
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Yeah they will drop it to a job for free if I need it, usually just delivered to my house. Last year I had them drop a 2500 gallon storage tank at a customer's house so I didn't have to try and find a way to haul it there myself and they didn't charge me for it as it wasn't really out of their way more than about 2 minutes.

Just to clarify this freight charge is the cost for them to get the item to their warehouse. Either hide the freight cost in the price of the item or tell me what it is up front.

once again how special order is what your ordering? and why not just buy from a seller that has it in stock and you will know what if any shipping is, why bother with the supply house if they are going to hammer you, give us a few items you needed and had to pay freight and ill see if I cant find them online cheaper or for the same price..
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:49 AM   #12
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As mentioned above, you would be wise to have more than one supplier. Asking for multiple quotes is always a good idea. And, assuming freight will be involved, you will have a better chance of it being quoted if you have more than one quote.
Quoting an online source is also a good idea.
There are two things to consider when ordering online:
1)If you like the price, call them to verify stock.
If you place an order on line and they are out of stock (even if it's indicated that stock is on hand), you are at their mercy, since they process your payment immediately.
2)If something goes wrong with the order or the product, an online supplier may not be too helpful rectifying the situation.
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As mentioned above, you would be wise to have more than one supplier. Asking for multiple quotes is always a good idea. And, assuming freight will be involved, you will have a better chance of it being quoted if you have more than one quote.
Quoting an online source is also a good idea.
There are two things to consider when ordering online:
1)If you like the price, call them to verify stock.
If you place an order on line and they are out of stock (even if it's indicated that stock is on hand), you are at their mercy, since they process your payment immediately.
2)If something goes wrong with the order or the product, an online supplier may not be too helpful rectifying the situation.

pay by credit card only and you can challenge the charge and 9 out of 10 times the credit card company will back you up and reverse the charge, especially if they didnt deliver the product ...been there many times and credit card backed me up everytime... just buy from respected online sources and you wont have issues...supplyhouse.com is very good ,fast shipping and decent prices and product line..
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once again how special order is what your ordering? and why not just buy from a seller that has it in stock and you will know what if any shipping is, why bother with the supply house if they are going to hammer you, give us a few items you needed and had to pay freight and ill see if I cant find them online cheaper or for the same price..
It's just an elkay bottle filling station. Not even a fancy one. Really it's something I sort of expected them to have in stock.

The other supplier that I have an account with for reasons unbeknownst to me wouldn't give me a charge account (my credit is over 700, so I am still baffled) and so everything has to go on a credit card. When I talked to their salesman he said "Honestly that's how we do it with the guy you used to work with" So ex co-worker who has bankruptcy on his credit, multiple car repossessions can't get a credit account isn't really surprising.

Anyway maybe in time as I become established they will start bothering me and I'll just say look - I don't want to put all of my material on a credit card.
That doesn't really go very far if i'm plumbing a big house.
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It's just an elkay bottle filling station. Not even a fancy one. Really it's something I sort of expected them to have in stock.

The other supplier that I have an account with for reasons unbeknownst to me wouldn't give me a charge account (my credit is over 700, so I am still baffled) and so everything has to go on a credit card. When I talked to their salesman he said "Honestly that's how we do it with the guy you used to work with" So ex co-worker who has bankruptcy on his credit, multiple car repossessions can't get a credit account isn't really surprising.

Anyway maybe in time as I become established they will start bothering me and I'll just say look - I don't want to put all of my material on a credit card.
That doesn't really go very far if i'm plumbing a big house.
as far as the line of credit at the supply house your guilty by association, but nowa days companies fold like cards and to give out lines of credit they will never collect from because you went out of business is understandable ..I have several supply houses I deal with some give a line of credit some dont..
you should not be laying out your money for materials EVER..you collect deposits and down payments BEFORE starting any job you have to buy materials for...and you should keep a tight payment schedule where neither you or the customer get too far ahead of each other in money owed or paid..
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you should not be laying out your money for materials EVER..you collect deposits and down payments BEFORE starting any job you have to buy materials for...and you should keep a tight payment schedule where neither you or the customer get too far ahead of each other in money owed or paid..
Unfortunately the letter of the law in California strictly prohibits that. No more than 10% down payment or $1000 whichever is less.

I'm fixing to get my Oregon license.
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Unfortunately the letter of the law in California strictly prohibits that. No more than 10% down payment or $1000 whichever is less.

I'm fixing to get my Oregon license.
well thats what you get working in communist territory...time to move to another state..
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It's just an elkay bottle filling station. Not even a fancy one. Really it's something I sort of expected them to have in stock.

The other supplier that I have an account with for reasons unbeknownst to me wouldn't give me a charge account (my credit is over 700, so I am still baffled) and so everything has to go on a credit card. When I talked to their salesman he said "Honestly that's how we do it with the guy you used to work with" So ex co-worker who has bankruptcy on his credit, multiple car repossessions can't get a credit account isn't really surprising.

Anyway maybe in time as I become established they will start bothering me and I'll just say look - I don't want to put all of my material on a credit card.
That doesn't really go very far if i'm plumbing a big house.



You're the one with the bankruptcy and multiple repossessions?


If that is the case I would be hard pressed to give you credit as well.








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You're the one with the bankruptcy and multiple repossessions?


If that is the case I would be hard pressed to give you credit as well.








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No, they're giving me the same treatment as my ex-coworker who has those kinds of problems.

I have pretty good credit.
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No, they're giving me the same treatment as my ex-coworker who has those kinds of problems.

I have pretty good credit.



Well that's pretty schit.






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