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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Building Supplies
Here's a "funny" one: Years ago, when we were building the addition onto our camp, I had the majority of the material hauled to Tioga Co. by Moore's in Camp Hill. I had long had an account with them, so one of the contractors' reps drove the truckload up there for me, at no extra cost for his time (salary, plus commission for him). I just had to pay for the mileage on the truck, in addition to the "normal" delivery charge.
When it came time to build some bunks and other finishing touches, I went down to Westfield to buy several sheets of OSB. The price per sheet was almost $2 less, than the same material I had bought from Moore's. The SPF 2x4s were about the same price. So why haul stuff 180 miles, if it can be bought for about the same price, locally?
Sometimes it pays to check local prices, before assuming that the local supplier will charge alot more than the big outfits in the city?
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B