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Mark Brown

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My store still brings in supplies for me, but they sure make it harder and harder to offer them my patronage.

Last time I wanted turbo groover bolts, they honestly just said to me "Can't you just order them online" so well, I did and Leo got my money instead of ProSol
 

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It's definitely gotten a lot harder over the last few years to get supplies when you need them. There's a great northern that I sometimes order from but they've gotten real limited on what they have. When I was in Rochester there was a few independently owned supply shops but that was 10+ years ago.
Now you just have to be prepared. The chances of getting something you need on the fly is slim to none.
 

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A tile guy was asking about a 't' molding. There was a piece of molding available to do it they needed to do. She said shipping is crazy because the place she would order the 'T' track from, would end up costing $180 because of the way it was shipped......
And we are just talking about that aluminum track that you snap a vinyl T molding into.
I'm changing my carpet installation rates to $295 per square yard. If people question me then I'm going to blame it on the supply problem and all those anchored ships down in Los Angeles.
 

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A tile guy was asking about a 't' molding. There was a piece of molding available to do it they needed to do. She said shipping is crazy because the place she would order the 'T' track from, would end up costing $180 because of the way it was shipped......
And we are just talking about that aluminum track that you snap a vinyl T molding into.
I'm changing my carpet installation rates to $295 per square yard. If people question me then I'm going to blame it on the supply problem and all those anchored ships down in Los Angeles.
I think your on the low end for a quality carpet installation. Lol.
#carpetsucks!!
 

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I think your on the low end for a quality carpet installation. Lol.
#carpetsucks!!
I upcharge for seams. Removal and disposal $75 per yard and furniture $150 per.
You got to start out low to get your foot in the door. 😉
 

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I literally know one guy that can sew a seam... He's 80 freaking years old and still in the game. Retired for a year or so and came back because he likes staying busy. He does small jobs for the shop I do work for. Amazing guy with amazing knowledge about everything in this trade. He owned a very successful shop in my town for many years until he thought he wanted to retire...
 

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Last year the binder was skipping so I had to sew a few spots by hand. I placed the needle on the arm of my tee shirt, like Dave Hunt does for quick access and guess what ?..... at the end of the day it was missing 🤨 and nowhere to be found, Until appx. 6 months later, while putting on a separate shirt, I felt something funny, it was the needle. I was lucky not to draw blood. My last Carpet sewn seam was making this Dobby Bag 😆 appx 8 years ago......Hey Barry ! Did you ever make one ?
 

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