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06-02-2010, 09:11 PM
We have two LWS stores here. I went to store "A" and bought a band saw blade that cost $38.99. Carried it home and it had a big gap where it was welded together so I carried it back and got my money back. Then I went to store "B" and got one for $6.00. Yesterday I went to store "A" where I bought my 80cf tank to refill with Argon 75 co25 and they didn't have that size but he said it would cost me about $40.00 to swap it. I then went to store "B" and he said he would swap it for $25.00 plus $10.00 to change the ring that had the name on it. After that it would be $25.00 each time.
Also store "A" charges a hazardous fee on all equiptment and store "B" only charges it on gases.
How does store "A" stay on business?
06-02-2010, 10:56 PM
Champ ~ That is a good question. But there is also another question that could be asked. How does store "B" stay in business.?? That was a big difference in the price of band blades. Are they both Bi-metal or carbon steel. I buy mine at Ellis for $15.00 Bi-Metal, and the carbon ones at another mail order place is $10.00, but I won't waste money or time on the carbon ones. As far as fill ups for your bottles, do they fill their own or ship them out.? That also would affect the price sometimes it don't tho. If they charge Hazmat then you should ask them for a data sheet for every product you buy, and by law they have to give you one. Some absorb this cost but others don't and they pass it on.
06-03-2010, 04:04 AM
Some welding stores have supper high mark ups for hobby customers who don't buy much and can't be bothered to answer their questions. They only want high volume industrial customers. Others want everyone's business and are fair to all.