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Old 03-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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I just got done with dealing with a person who bought their own lumber for a job they said they could get the lumber cheaper then i could. OK no sweat off my back. Go to the job site and they have on the lumber s-green. I told them not going to use that lumber. the asked why? I told them it is green. they said they bought it because of it being a green product <palm face> So had to educate them on how to read a lumber grade stamp. the lumber was returned my cost for lumber that was not much more then the green wood. so for those who don't know how to read a lumber stamp here is the link. and here is the link to the mill who made the lumber.http://www2.wwpa.org/SERVICES/Qualit...4/Default.aspx
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I just got done with dealing with a person who bought their own lumber for a job they said they could get the lumber cheaper then i could. OK no sweat off my back.
You didn't take the time then to educate them on grades?
Did you tell them you would charge for the day anyway?

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Any customer that would have told me that I would have passed on the job. Been there done that a few times. Always ends up costing me time and money.
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Let's all hold hands and skip amongst the wild flowers......sheeeesh! I support environmentally sound practices but some people take their bunny humpin tree huggin religion way way too far. Biggest marketing scam since the "New and Improved".
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You didn't take the time then to educate them on grades?
Did you tell them you would charge for the day anyway?
Yes I did after the fact Doh! No I do not charge for labor not done. I just called my go to lumber yard and had them deliver what I needed. went on to another Job that was going to be started in a few days and did that work instead.
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No I do not charge for labor not done.
But there was labor done. THEY have nothing to show for it, but you lost time...and it should be charged. Yet another reason to NEVER allow walk in materials/parts.....ever.
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But there was labor done. THEY have nothing to show for it, but you lost time...and it should be charged. Yet another reason to NEVER allow walk in materials/parts.....ever.
Here is the thing, To work for some one I could do the framing, I could charge them for wasting my time. and then not get to come back and do the dry wall the flooring the painting the cabinets. The big picture is what I look at not gee waste my time screw you!

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