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That is such a fun idea! I love your take on business - it is so refreshing!
Merry Wise said:
Hi, John! We are near Houston, Texas and have lots of pool service guys, pool cleaners and construction companies near us. We are in the midst of our giant moving sale and I have had quite a few service guys by buying our excess stuff. I am expecting one who is coming back today to buy lots of it.
My plan is that at the end of my sale, I am going to have a service guy Fun Run. I will invite all the guys back who have expressed and interest and put a sign up at the supplier's and let each guy give me twenty dollars and then grab everything they can load in their trucke in thirty minutes! I think it will be fun and clear the place pretty quick.
I know you don't have service people, John, but you might have things other people could use and might try a similar idea adapted to your area! Pool parts can sometimes be used for other purposes- for example, we had a lot of filter tanks, tops and bottoms, and people bought them for planters. The rounded tops can be sunk in the ground. One man bought thirteen of 'em from me!
Than you MeryWise, but in England, we pool installers are few and far between. We do not have the weather some counties enjoy and I would wait another 15 years for another contractor to pass my door, let alone call in.
I have approached one local supplier on the pipe fitting front and suggested we do a barter. I give him all my large fittings and valves - he credits me and I then call off goods as required. we have a good working relationship and this looks like it will work. Obviously he is not going to give me better prices than he can buy wholesale but at least no fittings will end up in a skip.
Is that where someone would start a thread for surplus stock? I saw job openings (maybe I didn't look far enough!) but nothing on surplus material, like the OP was looking for.
This seems like it could be a great place for those of us in the industry to post our surplus to those who could use it, so I am interested to follow this and see what becomes of it.