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Are general contractors given a discount at Lowe's? If so, what %. We receive 15% from the local yards.
 

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I was told they USE TO give -10% to contractors. I did not have my lic. then though. I never got a discount. Later I was told, after they went to the large store/warehouse, they cut prices and that everyone got "contractors price." Maybe someone just didn't like me? I always try to stay with the local guys anyway, I think they give me better service.
 

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I used to get the 10% contractors discount from Lowes.......got it for years. Then one day they told me that they weren't doing it anymore. When I asked why, I was told "because Home Depot stopped doing it, so we don't have to do it anymore". I stopped buying there that day, and for the most part I use only local yards now.
 

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You have to go to the Commercial Sales Desk to checkout, they will knock off 10 pct or more on some items, wood, rolls of wire, etc. Most everything else is the same price as marked. Also delivery for me is $30 instead of $60 if I need it.
 

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here in NM there is no contractor discount at HD or Lowes.
 

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I don't think either blowes or home cheapo give contractor discounts. I did however recently see a discount on paint at home cheapo, but it requires that you buy a specific amount. Something like 60 gallons. Have to ask the contractor services desk.

Home cheapo doesn't even give discounts to their employees.

I buy a lot of moulding and there's no way I would ever get it at either of those places. I can get it for a 1/3 of the price easily elsewhere.
 

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I don't think either blowes or home cheapo give contractor discounts. I did however recently see a discount on paint at home cheapo, but it requires that you buy a specific amount. Something like 60 gallons. Have to ask the contractor services desk.

Home cheapo doesn't even give discounts to their employees.

I buy a lot of moulding and there's no way I would ever get it at either of those places. I can get it for a 1/3 of the price easily elsewhere.

This is not always true. I found that my yard stocks 3 5/8" crown for .74 a foot for MDF, but home depot, if you buy in the Pro Pack, will sell you 3 5/8 crown in PFJ for .55 a foot. I also recently got a small batch of clear pine. HD and Lowes are $2.04, my yard was $1.74 for the $30 a would have saved, I just went to HD....
However, if you go to buy paint grade crown outside of a pro-pack....forget it! $1.27 a foot for MDF $1.37 for PFJ
 

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I don't think either blowes or home cheapo give contractor discounts. I did however recently see a discount on paint at home cheapo, but it requires that you buy a specific amount. Something like 60 gallons. Have to ask the contractor services desk.

Home cheapo doesn't even give discounts to their employees.

I buy a lot of moulding and there's no way I would ever get it at either of those places. I can get it for a 1/3 of the price easily elsewhere.
This is what I found here-plus my Local Lumber yard's Moulding is a lot "straighter" & better !
 

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Anybody ever try those coupons sold on Ebay for Lowe's?

At Lowe's if I'm buying $500 - $600 worth I'll ask for 10% and usually get it.
 

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Lowes and HD now offer 10% off to all Military or retired Military.
You would think they would at least offer the same to contractors but dont
 

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Lowes and HD now offer 10% off to all Military or retired Military.
You would think they would at least offer the same to contractors but dont
Thanks Ray, good to know that. :thumbsup:
I asked about the contractors discount a couple of years ago when Lowe's built a store in a nearby town.

They said if you used their credit card you got coupons for % off in the mail later. Or something like that.

I forgot the particulars to it, didn't sound like enough of a deal add another line of credit to my stretched out budget.

I'll definitely be asking about the military discount.
 

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They said if you used their credit card you got coupons for % off in the mail later. Or something like that.
I have a HD credit card and regularly get this coupon in the mail:
"10% off a purchase totaling over $300 if I put it on my HD card."
A client once wanted Kraftmaid cabinets, so that saved some money.
 

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Around here they have contractor appreciation days where they give the discount or on bulk orders. That goes for lowes and hd.
 

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#1 Lowes and HD are locked in a death match with each other. They have lowered prices to the bone to screw each other, just like the airlines.

You guys do know that right? If you've been around for even a little while you know the old routine of the regular lumber yard being more expensive then HD and Lowes? They would need to raise prices 10% just to give contractors a discount. Neither one is going to make that move, afraid the other one won't do it and then they lose their main advantage over the other one, just like the airlines, no different.

#2 HD and Lowes are homeowner oriented businesses not contractors.
 

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This is not always true. I found that my yard stocks 3 5/8" crown for .74 a foot for MDF, but home depot, if you buy in the Pro Pack, will sell you 3 5/8 crown in PFJ for .55 a foot. I also recently got a small batch of clear pine. HD and Lowes are $2.04, my yard was $1.74 for the $30 a would have saved, I just went to HD....
However, if you go to buy paint grade crown outside of a pro-pack....forget it! $1.27 a foot for MDF $1.37 for PFJ

I wouldn't pay $.74 a ft for 3 5/8 crown when I could get it for $.40. Moulding at HD is never cheaper here.
 

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I have been given 10% of a few times but only when spending over $2000. They are tight as arse holes in lowes. I use them a lot because most of my customers like to go out and pick their own stuff for a build and the only local place is lowes but when i supply my own gear then i use local builders yards. They are always cheaper no matter what im buying and thats with only small discount. Plus most of the gear from builders yards is better quality anyway. But lowes will match prices but it's a hassle.
 
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