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Default How much discount do tradesmen get?

Maybe it was 2006 sand to start with, but newer as each lot was purchased.


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On Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 11:26:05 PM UTC+1, Martin Wiseman wrote:
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 L11 for a 2m length (and L5 for an outlet shoe). I bought the 2m
of pipe from Homebase in the end for L5.
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.

A few years ago when we were doing a lot of work here, I went to our local
builder's merchant three times in a week to buy sand (among other things)
and was charged a different price for the sand each time.