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Default How much discount do tradesmen get?

Martin Wiseman wrote in message
I went into our local builder's merchant to get a length of drainpipe at
the weekend and walked straight back out again when I discovered they
wanted 11 for a 2m length (and 5 for an outlet shoe). I bought the 2m
of pipe from Homebase in the end for 5.

So how much discount do tradesmen get at builder's merchants? At those
prices I would think it would have to be at least 60% for anyone to even
bother using them.


I assume the 11 was the sticker (list) price, actual price is always
negotiable at the counter, Trade account or not.
Hint a Screwfix catalogue is a handy price reference haggle guide.