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post #1 of 5 Old 09-28-2015, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Wood Discount

Just a quick question. ..if buying wood from an individual would you expect a discount vs buying from a hardwood dealer?

If so, what % would be reasonable? I typically have always bought from a dealer but someone at work may have some rosewood, walnut etc they won't use and want to sell. I don't want to lowball necessarily but at the same time I don't want to overspend.
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My opinion would be to first see exactly what it is. If its cut offs, is it full pieces, has it been stored properly, is it bowed twisted, etc.If its cut offs I would say about 60% off, if its full nice usable pieces maybe 25% off, and if it is bowed and twisted I would go back to 50% or 60% depending on how much is actually useable after cutting out the bows and twists.

I am no means a wood buyer but if I was in your shoes this would probably be my guide line
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I would let them set a price. They know what they paid for the wood.

If I like the price I buy, if not I dicker.

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My hardwood dealer will give a 3% discount if you buy with cash. If you use a credit card or write a check then no discount.... Now as far as buying from an individual let him tell you what he wants and if it is out of line then I will offer less...................Gary
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75% of what you can get it for. If the size and thickness are exceptional, a bit more if there's quantity.
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