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Old 07-27-2012, 05:26 AM   #16
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"Contractor" vs "Consumer" Thermostats


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175 for a TH8320? Your distributors are a lot higher then mine for it.
I even called Powerline, the local Honeywell store. They were a little cheaper (around $155) but not much. The two distributors I called were standard HVAC suppliers, mostly equipment and ductwork. Perhaps if I called around I could find it cheaper.

My point being, however, that while I could certainly source this online somewhere, in MY area the going rate for that stat from an HVAC outlet is around $175. Comparing local prices to internet prices is never a realistic comparison, and calling out a company as a cheat because you can find it cheaper online isn't a valid complaint.

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I even called Powerline, the local Honeywell store. They were a little cheaper (around $155) but not much. The two distributors I called were standard HVAC suppliers, mostly equipment and ductwork. Perhaps if I called around I could find it cheaper.

My point being, however, that while I could certainly source this online somewhere, in MY area the going rate for that stat from an HVAC outlet is around $175. Comparing local prices to internet prices is never a realistic comparison, and calling out a company as a cheat because you can find it cheaper online isn't a valid complaint.
I pay 135 for a TH8321, I don't use the 8320 as a rule. Last one I did use, cost me 115.

As for the OPs quoted install price. I'd of been over 300 bucks. Included in that price the fact that if it died in the middle of a hot weekend while in a one year labor warranty, I would come out and replace it for free. He wouldn't have to wait for an online site to send him a new one. Thats part of the mark up. Warranty service.

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