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  1. u0362565

    u0362565 Member

    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if City Plumbing Supplies are open to the public or trade only? I was able to create an account and they are sending me a trade card but i'm not a business. Is there retail and trade prices and how do you prove you can use the trade prices?

    Thanks
     
  2. gingalig

    gingalig GSR

    Basically they are Travis Perkins or an affiliate of , anyone can use them the trade card will be a cash trade account, you'll pay on the day. I would expect 10-20% off list price on your consumables as a new customer although if you use a branch regularly they will give you better rates and if you're lucky tea and toast.
     
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  3. u0362565

    u0362565 Member

    Tea and toast too, can't be bad. Thanks
     
  4. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    If you are not a business, why would you be expecting to pay trade prices ?
     
  5. gingalig

    gingalig GSR

    The market has a lot of choice, the suppliers want your custom, the list price in comparison to online is fairly skewed and I would prefer the odd non trade customer if it means my local branches can stay open.
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    They already do check out plumbnation trade prices on the internet delivered by city or pts
     
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  7. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    I purchase most especially large items through my local merchant network, but would also expect them to protect my margins from any Tom, Dick and Harry who has "seen it cheaper online" walking into their trade counter.
     
  8. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    They may check them out for prices, but if they want to supply the boiler themselves, I usually prepare the customer by letting them know that they will be responsible for delivery, returns and that any warranty calls are dealt with either with their merchant or the manufacturer direct if I am unable to apply a margin. Don't see why I should do the job for next to nothing just because of "skewed online prices".
     
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