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Old 07-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Just got my first yard sign, hope to put it to work soon.



What's yours look like?
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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I purchased a large bulk amount (maybe 100) about 6 years ago and have not needed new signs until recently-just curious what cost was and your order size as I've been surprised by quotes I've rec'd back recently.

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Just curious, what kinda stand does yours use? Metal or plastic?
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I got 25 two sided with stands outta Toronto and I think it cost me 250 including tax and shipping

Those little metal holders that come with them suck. I needs to make some decent ones or something.
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I got 25 two sided with stands outta Toronto and I think it cost me 250 including tax and shipping

Those little metal holders that come with them suck. I needs to make some decent ones or something.
The plastic stands that I got from Vistaprint are allright... but if the ground is very hard, they can break going in.
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The plastic stands that I got from Vistaprint are allright... but if the ground is very hard, they can break going in.
Even the metal ones break. I'm thinking I'll just have to make my own.
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The plastic stands that I got from Vistaprint are allright... but if the ground is very hard, they can break going in.

They are better than the metal for sure, but still way more delicate than they should be. I just stab the ground with a screw driver first where the legs go. It seems to break them less often
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I did that kind of work for 28 years. The best holders are the rectangular metal frame ones. How many do you put out at once? It's worth the investment. The next best is the single angle iron type with a t-bar at the top. You could whip those out yourself, especially if you can weld.

As far as pricing I always thought NC had the market sewed up, some shops were getting them for the price of my stock.

They weren't as effective though because looks do matter and a hundred or two more for something people will notice is a good investment.
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My signs are 36" w X 24" h and I use the metal rectangular REALTOR type sign frames. Extremely sturdy and durable.
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So are you putting the Salesman's name on the sign under their job? That's a good idea.
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Final part of the makeover (for now I hope) were some job signs. I don t leave them everywhere but have a few really great location jobs coming up so had my guy make up a bunch for now.


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I have never used these signs before, but I thought about it. Do you tell the customer to get rid of it after awhile or do you go back and get it? Or do you just pull it when you are done? What if the job is really far away?

A lot of my jobs are in the middle of no where, since I live in the middle of no where, so no one will see the sign anyway...except moose. But I do think about it if I am in a bigger town working.
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I have never used these signs before, but I thought about it. Do you tell the customer to get rid of it after awhile or do you go back and get it? Or do you just pull it when you are done? What if the job is really far away?



A lot of my jobs are in the middle of no where, since I live in the middle of no where, so no one will see the sign anyway...except moose. But I do think about it if I am in a bigger town working.

I don't think I've gotten any jobs from my lawn signs, but for the $6 it costs me per, it sure doesn't hurt. It makes you look more professional and it builds your brand recognition.
It totally depends on the situation if I leave a sign up, or take it with me when the job is done. If I leave one I tell the HO to take it down when they get sick of it, or call me to grab it. I've only ever had one get thrown out in the year I've been using them.
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Looks like we're on the same page gutter guy. Just got mine in yesterday.




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Looks like we're on the same page gutter guy. Just got mine in yesterday.
Your signs would have worked a bit better in a vertical format. Too much negative space there.

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