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I received their tool hire guide today. Hiring a sack truck for one day costs almost exactly the same as buying one from Screwfix. Why does anyone hire from them? Are there huge trade discounts I don't know about?
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Presumably many don’t realise that or don’t have the room to store it between uses.

Yep, that too.
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are they a similar quality?
There are tax advantages to hiring that you don't get when buying
you also don't have to pay to store it when not using it
tim
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On Monday, 8 January 2018 17:37:12 UTC, GB wrote:

Why does anyone get anything from Jewson? I don't even bother going there.
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On 08/01/2018 20:48, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Went there once, around 10 years ago, looking for a specific fire door. Was quoted £240. Sent my friend who is a joiner, and speaks the "special deal just for you" language, and he came back with it after paying £40...
Never been back there since - can't be bothered with this attitude.
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On 08/01/2018 22:49, JoeJoe wrote:

I'm on their mailing list. The trouble is that I ask them for a discount and either get nothing or very little at all. Then I go elsewhere, which is annoying as Jewson is the local place. Your friend the joiner could make a fortune giving 'special deal' language lessons.
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On 09/01/2018 09:04, GB wrote:

I have spend a large proportion of my working life doing exactly that, negotiating, and I'd like to think that I am pretty good at it too. I just cannot be bothered having to do it every time I want a box of screws, a length of pipe or a few sheets of plasterboard.
I understand the concept of discounting when dealing with large orders, but for everything else a fair and fixed price is the way in my opinion. This is why I prefer to go to Screwfix/Toolstation and/or online whenever possible.
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On 09/01/2018 09:13, JoeJoe wrote:

My neighbour operates like this.
He is a car mechanic, ex-MOT tester but sold his business in 2008. Since then he has carried on doing work for many of his older ex-clients on his drive.
Everytime I talk to him he has a pile of parts and invoices from the local motor factor that show the trade price and the 'list' price, which is anything from 80% to 150% more than the trade price.
Even though he works for cash and doesn't tell HMRC, he still thinks he can charge the client 'list' price. I pointed out to him that the client never sees his invoice, so there is no need to charge the list price markup. He could simply charge a realistic price for his labour, and a handling fee on top of the part price, but it's like talking to brick wall dealing with these people.
I wouldn't mind, but he makes a point of getting free aspirins on prescription, which being 65+ costs him nothing !.
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On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 09:13:38 UTC, JoeJoe wrote:

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I once bought one tin from Dulux, and asked for a trade discount as a joke. To my surprise he offered me 10% off.
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Of course, sometimes the "special deal just for you" goes completely the other way on the assumption you won't check up. I've met that on more than one occasion.
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On Monday, 8 January 2018 17:37:12 UTC, GB wrote:

Yes. There are quite a few "virtual builder's merchants" on Ebay who offer stuff very cheaply, and they order it from Jewson for delivery to you.
The drawback is my 125kg of plaster arrived on a pallet by hi-ab, whereas I was hoping the little old lady who brings my Hermes parcels was going to carry it up the stairs for me.
Owain
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On Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:37:07 +0000, GB wrote:

Depending on the job, buy a new one; use it; then eBay it off ...
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On 08-Jan-18 5:37 PM, GB wrote:

I get heavy discounts on anything I buy through my trade account. I recently bought some PVC welding solvent and got 45% off the list price. This is normal for most trade suppliers. Newey & Eyre used to give me 65% off electrical cable, when I had a trade account with them.
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On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 10:12:56 UTC, Nightjar wrote:

But who (apart from my mother) would pay list price for anything?
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You were being robbed as iirc we got 93% from Newey & Eyre back in the 1980's on cable. Sockets, switches, isolators and distribution boards were also something daft like 55%
Spending a few hundred thousand quid a year helped :)
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My brother got it just right. Bought one from somewhere, suitably crap. Used it to fetch a washing machine he bought on ebay. Wheel fell off when machine was almost in place (although it did nearly do a nasty injury to his father-in-law). Took it back for a refund. FREE!!!
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