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Old 09-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #21
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here you go. i have more in my ph but its dead. the inside is really sweet.

Hey city decks, I was just in Philli. I swear I saw that sprinter!

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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hey dk... im sure you did. we are all over center city.
what brought you here???
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hey dk... im sure you did. we are all over center city.
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Springsteen was playing Monday night! He didn't anounce a Pittsburgh tour date until I bought the tickets for Phili. So I figured we would spend a couple days and it would be my vacation for the year Its got to be a challenge working in the city!


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the boss is cool. i see a lot suburban contractors loose there shirts when bidding on city jobs even deck. what they fail to realize is all the set up / breakdown time. it's not the burbs where you just pull up and work right out of the truck in a driveway. i built a cpl of decks last year in the burbs and estimated 5days i was done in 2 1/2 because i had no idea how easy is was. we sometimes park 2/blocks away and hand truck down the st. you can catch me making precutting cedar spindles or building railings right on the sidewalk or a parking spot right next to my truck. space is tight and we are just getting people outside...and on there roof tops.

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I know I would loose mine Thats deffinetly a good unique market! Good luck to ya!


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I like both of your sprinters. They look very professional.

Five star: why are you going to wrap yours? Isn't it already good with your name and logo?

I'm helping someone with their business and they've just bought a Nissan NV, you know the goofy looking sprinter copy, anyways we'll be getting it wrapped as well. I believe the advantage is not just the immediate calls from the van but also the brand recognition and presence. When someone sees a "Five Star" van around for a couple years it may be enough to prompt a customer to look your number up as opposed to doing a search for a contractor.
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I like both of your sprinters. They look very professional.

Five star: why are you going to wrap yours? Isn't it already good with your name and logo?

I'm helping someone with their business and they've just bought a Nissan NV, you know the goofy looking sprinter copy, anyways we'll be getting it wrapped as well. I believe the advantage is not just the immediate calls from the van but also the brand recognition and presence. When someone sees a "Five Star" van around for a couple years it may be enough to prompt a customer to look your number up as opposed to doing a search for a contractor.
Thank you,I was thinking wrap because on the older sprinters the clear coat they used is all gone and the truck up close is pretty pinkish looking, I had it buffed out about a year ago it stayed for about 6 months then faded again! The truck doesn't owe me a nickel and other than a few minor erks it's a great truck I'm on year 7 so I'm thinking a little freshing up is due!

The vinyl in the groves is starting to peel its about 4 years old still looks decent but the truck color is starting to bother me it never looks clean anymore! The wrap I seen them take a plain white van and make it practically any color and add any graffic, and it covers all the paint in a sheet vs painting and re vinyle the cost is probably same but the truck is down almost 2 weeks
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Oh yeah I'd heard that about the earlier models. It would be nice to take care of that and the stuff they can do these days is pretty amazing!

Do you ever plan to sell it? Might be worth painting for resale, dont know...
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Do you ever plan to sell it? Might be worth painting for resale, dont know...
I don't plan on selling it any time soon, its got the 2.7 ltr diesel so I get great gas mileage and I haven't had a truck payment in 6 years! I bought it in 05 it was 35k, a new one today I believe starts at 42k
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That's great. You mean you don't want a newer better sprinter for only $*** per month with trade in?

Having something work well and not needing the latest-greatest thing is a nice feeling I find...
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Oh yeah I'd heard that about the earlier models. It would be nice to take care of that and the stuff they can do these days is pretty amazing!

Do you ever plan to sell it? Might be worth painting for resale, dont know...
5star you complaining about your truck turning pink....again. lets see you already had it buffed once and it was fine for6months. Sounds like you need to do it about every 6 months. as far as the wrap well you know thats a lil over 2k. And paint job from maaco is 1800. Decisions decisions....

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