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Old 04-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #41
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You might not want to make comments about the 2x12 on the internet. We know you don't mean it literally, but, everything you say on-line, can, and will be used against you.
HAHAHAHAHA.

....right.

I plead guilty to making ridiculous and satirical claims for the sake of humor.

Do with me what you will...
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #42
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Best story i heard was from real good friend of mine who owned a boat shop. Guy calls up looking for part.My friend says yes we have it in stock,it is x dollars. Guy on phone says you are kind of high and far from where i live. Do you know any shops closer to where i live and cheaper ?
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #43
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Yeah seriously have you lifted a 2x12? Since force is mass times velocity squared you would have much better luck with a 2x4.
I always use a titanium 2x6 for customer beating..it swings like a 2x4 but hurts like a 2x14
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yup this week everyone had a 6k budget to remodel their master bathrooms!!
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I always use a titanium 2x6 for customer beating..it swings like a 2x4 but hurts like a 2x14


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Old 04-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #48
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We don't go to K.F.C. and ask for their secret recipie? And Phizer certainly isn't going to give you their "recipie" for their cancer medicine.
And I don't tell people "tips and tricks" on the internet......
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People are just stupid here lately. Its everywhere.
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"You're not a brain surgeon."

That's what a recent customer told me when I told him how much his bill was.

He's right, I'm not. There are plenty of brain surgeons in southwest Florida, but there are damn few guys that can pull a rusting rod out of your failing countertop, make it look good, and put several thousand dollars in your pocket by avoiding replacement.

He paid in full.
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"You're not a brain surgeon."

That's what a recent customer told me when I told him how much his bill was.

He's right, I'm not. There are plenty of brain surgeons in southwest Florida, but there are damn few guys that can pull a rusting rod out of your failing countertop, make it look good, and put several thousand dollars in your pocket by avoiding replacement.

He paid in full.
What was your first clue? And if you don't pay your gonna need one.
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They announced that 88,000 people gained employment this month, that the unemployment figure went down to 7.6%, that's good news, right?

To bad they neglected to mention that in the same period 660,000 people either lost or went off the unemployment roles. Which is the real reason why the unemployment figure went down. They are no longer counted in the system because they are no longer on the books collecting.
"they" didn't neglect to mention it------- that has been a highly reported stat, well covered and well documented.
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Rather a sensitive bunch here lately,,,,,,,



Hmmmmm.....




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Just make sure your pencils are sharp at all times.. They see your dull pencil "hey you need to sharpen your pencil" *bam*
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My pencil is razor sharp. It needs to be so I can write out all those zeros before the decimal point.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:42 AM   #56
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Were you the quality control taste tester?
Store front.

Keg hauling, stocking, selling beer, taking people on tours, cleaning. I did a lot there.

But mostly, drinking beer. It was a simpler time. We got to drink with the people we took on tours. Any time a new customer would come in, we'd do samples of the different beers (3 oz glasses). I would always have a drink with them. We were allowed a 12 pack a week, whatever soda we wanted when working (and the occasional [re: all the time] beer)
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Wasn't the op's point that these prospects have the gall to ask for his contacts and overtly under-cut him?

We don't go to K.F.C. and ask for their secret recipie? And Phizer certainly isn't going to give you their "recipie" for their cancer medicine.
I have the names of some of my favorite subs on my web site. Anyone who thinks they'll call my subs and undercut me won't be my customer anyway, so fine, let them call my subs, who are adults and can take care of themselves.
I also tell my prospective customers there's no secret sauce - just planning and execution.
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The main difference I tell people who want to use my subs are my relationships with them. My subs give me a better price on the same job they would a home owner and that's due to me constantly feeding them work. Then their is scheduling. I know I hate it and others do to when things aren't planned right and a lot of times home owners don't plan right and then a trade might lose a day of work or wasted time ect. If I'm just doing finish trim for a customer I usually plan a day or two into my bid where I show up to a job and they aren't ready in time due to the homeowner not planning right. Granted there's always something I can do but I still wasted my time that could have been used elsewhere.
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Yeah seriously have you lifted a 2x12? Since force is mass times velocity squared you would have much better luck with a 2x4.
Exactly. If you hit someone with a 2X12, it would feel like being hit by a young kid.
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Yeah seriously have you lifted a 2x12? Since force is mass times velocity squared you would have much better luck with a 2x4.
My son, who's been looking over my shoulder, points out that mv^2 is the formula for kinetic energy, not force. Doesn't affect your point, of course.

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