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Old 06-04-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Fiberon Pricing (Materials Cost)


Well here goes my second post!

I'm looking to see what the average price is for Fiberon Horizon Decking. I have a client looking at their Rosewood boards. Seems like a really nice product.

What do you folks think as a reasonable price per LF?
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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To be clear, you are asking
what suppliers are charging
for the product?

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Yes...I'm trying to find a range to work with. I'm sure everyone in here would agree there's nothing worse than getting gouged.
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Isn't the range you will have to work in determined by the cost of the material in YOUR area? What difference (relating to you getting gouged) does it make what someone is paying 2000 miles away? If you took my prices on a couple of products and compared them to what some guys out east are paying would you be able to say they are getting gouged ... no because that's what it costs there....why am I explaining this??
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I think I pay around 65 bucks for a 20' stick.
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Yes...I'm trying to find a range to work with. I'm sure everyone in here would agree there's nothing worse than getting gouged.
Have you failed to call your supplier and ask him how much he is going to charge you? And if you have, then why have you not posted your price?

In all seriousness, what good is the average price going to help you?
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$2.49 lf
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Apparently I hit a sore spot here....I'm not looking for folks to devulge trade secrets I'm looking for pricing regardless of distance. My customers pay for labor.....I pass my materials prices directly on to them. I don't backdoor people....it's called integrity....and it's grown my business far more than I could have ever imagined and kept my guys working even after the housing bust. SO....with all that "explained" I could care less if I find a supplier in Boston or in Phoenix....if I can pass on even 1000 dollars in savings after paying frieght...fantastic!! I have done it before and it's worked out well.

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I don't see anyone questioning your integrity.
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Apparently I hit a sore spot here....I'm not looking for folks to devulge trade secrets I'm looking for pricing regardless of distance. My customers pay for labor.....I pass my materials prices directly on to them. I don't backdoor people....it's called integrity....and it's grown my business far more than I could have ever imagined and kept my guys working even after the housing bust. SO....with all that "explained" I could care less if I find a supplier in Boston or in Phoenix....if I can pass on even 1000 dollars in savings after paying frieght...fantastic!! I have done it before and it's worked out well.

Thanks for your reply Warner!!
So you handle all the material, and don't put a mark-up on it at all???
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Not a nickel....I pass all paperwork directly on....I show them exactly where I save them money. I make it a point to sit down with them and map it all out I make suggestions on the safe places to cut corners and where you never cut corners. Word of mouth alone has given huge returns.
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Not a nickel....I pass all paperwork directly on....I show them exactly where I save them money. I make it a point to sit down with them and map it all out I make suggestions on the safe places to cut corners and where you never cut corners. Word of mouth alone has given huge returns.
That is like working for free. If you only make a profit on labor that you charge to install materials....you work for free when you are handling materials.

If it works for you, great...but I think a lot on here would beg to differ.

Just my 2 cents.
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Strange, very Strange.

But Bank if you do business that way, Hell Man!! come do a Job or two for me. If you dont mark up anything and just do it by the hour I have a place for you.

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Im a quarter more than ROB CDF.

Just so you know this stuff is selling hot cakes finally a go ahead from a client and Im held up 5 weeks. Apparently the regional vendor sold out then resold his coming shipment so I have to either pay more to hunt it down or wait for the next shipment. I dont know where all this decking is being sold things are still dranging in my neck of the woods.
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I'm still curious about the "it's called integrity" comment. Seems to me to be insinuating something.
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Yes...I'm trying to find a range to work with. I'm sure everyone in here would agree there's nothing worse than getting gouged.
You are not getting "gouged", you are paying the market rate. If you're even asking this question, I can assure you that as a "walk-in" contractor, you are going to pay the same price as Joe Homeowner.

This should not have to be explained to someone who is a contractor.

This thread was closed previously and it should have remained that way.
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I'm still curious about the "it's called integrity" comment. Seems to me to be insinuating something.

Exactly....I'm insinuating that marking up material because of "handling" is BS. How can you look someone in the eye after a truck drops the stock in the driveway and honestly mark them up. As a carpenter....your trade involves some heavy lifting. Unless of course your a union shop where you have a laborer haul it for you.

Handling is labor correct?
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Apparently Greg sells used cars as well.

If I have 2 vendors in my "market" .... one selling at 2.50 and the other selling at 4.00 then paying the higher price is the smart thing to do?
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Exactly....I'm insinuating that marking up material because of "handling" is BS. How can you look someone in the eye after a truck drops the stock in the driveway and honestly mark them up. As a carpenter....your trade involves some heavy lifting. Unless of course your a union shop where you have a laborer haul it for you.

Handling is labor correct?
Because it is a package deal - the homeowner is paying for a finished product.
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Backdoor People......Hmmmmmmm that could be taken a number of ways.


I dont think I like that, In Fact Im real sure I dont like that. The more I think about it the more I dont like it. J.

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