Remember Ace: I received my license in 2002 (June to be exact). Before that I was running a co doing remodeling projects (mostly basements). And I bought most of my stuff at HD and Lowes... because it was easier and I could hand pick each part (all the lumber was straight, all the SR was clean, all the cabinets were still in the box and not dinged, etc). Made a tidy living...
The customers were buying ME, not the product.
You see, we have to learn to sell OURSELVES, rather than the product.
And IMO we also need to learn to walk away from folks who are not good customers. Old saying about sales; the 20/20/60 rule (some say 10/10/80): 20% will be easy sales, 20% will not buy, and the other 60% will be work. IMO we need to forget that rule and follow this one: If I can maintain a 2/3 to 3/4 close ratio let the difficult ones go, as they are not worth the hassle.
Now think about this Ace: If I choose to WALK AWAY from folks who are not smart enough to see beyond only price... then I do not have to deal with that. Now take a BIG picture look at the market; one will find the majority of work IS done for good $$$. Only a small % of work is done by craigslist guys... One just has to learn to do business beyond price... rather sell themselves. Having said this, few learn this at a weekend seminar... it seems they have to go broke to learn... however that is a different post.
You guys should be thankful that the equipment manufacturers are screwing the online buyers out of a warranty just so you can purchase it and mark it up. That is not typical with any other product in the construction or automotive industries. But I would bet that as soon as the big boxes start selling that equipment they will force the equipment manufacturers to warranty it. That is when your gravy days will be over like the rest of us.
I think it is too late. HD was selling Slantfin boilers awhile back, I don't know if they still do. And no I wouldn't install it.
Pardon my skepticism, but I donít buy it. Not when they are the only guys on the block doing it.
Janitrol went broke and was bought by Goodman in the 1990's... the reason was Janitrol sold furnaces to anyone (no license required), yet warranted them the same as units being installed by pro's. As we all know; units installed by pro's tend to last longer.
I think with furnaces it is not as big a deal... but with AC it is definitely a big deal.
As far as the Democrats in your country, well I have said before the election that I would have liked to see the Republicans win. I do not think the Democrats are as far gone as you think but I also think they are further than is good for you. Sorry for answering so late to your question , I have other pressing issues at the moment and not a lot of time to spend with you guys.
8 pages of Crap
I read this whole friggin thread hoping to find atleast ONE person who could honestly tell us what Their POTUS was going to do with our country
If I listen to the Radio talk show hosts , we are in for a disaster and will ultimately end up like other countries in shambles
SOMEBODY tell me thats not true ....
It's not true. It's radio
For those on this thread waiting for how Obama is going to wave his magic wand to fix this country maybe you can tell us how Romney was going to wave his?
Romney lost because he never told us either.