When does Lowe's bill thier customers for installations

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    I am getting new siding for my house Lowe's gave me a total of about 13,000 for the whole project. I was wondering is there a deposit I will need to put up (sure there is)? I have the funds available but I don't want to hand over the full amount until the job is complete. I forgot to ask this question when I had the guy out a few weeks ago!

    Thanks Jim
     
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    My first question is, why would you go to Lowes for siding installation? All they do is get an installer and mark his price up. My suggestion would be to get a reputable siding company and have them do the install, and NEVER pay for the comple job untill you are 100% satisfied. If you don't know a good siding company, call the local siding supply house and ask them for a couple referals. They should give you the names of reputable companys who are established and pay their bills.

    Just my :2cents:
     
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    Yep, what oldog said.
     
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    Does that include removing old siding and did they talk about fixing things that they find a problem with when the get there. Watch out for the guy that can give you a fixed price with out knowing what he will find. It can be done if, he quotes high enough to cover anything he might find or quote low and not look for anything and not fix anything.
     
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    I would also ask whoever you choose, about what they are planning to do in reguards to weather sealing the house envelope. Now is the time to seal cracks and voids, add a material like tyvek and try to make your house a little more energy efficient.

    Once again...:2cents:
     
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    Watch for this trick.

    We were walking around in HD and saw we could have our kitchen remodeled for $2K (this number pulls you in, the lowball).

    So we had her run the software for our kitchen and it came out to be $18K (to disconnect you from the idea that you can have this for $2K).

    Before we keeled over she said there was a special on today so we could have the kitchen for $16K (so they're doing us a favor by taking some off the price).
     
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    When Lowes first started providing roofing installations around here they talked to us...we politely declined.
     
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    Here in CA it is illegal as a contractor to ask for more than 10% up to $1,000 max as a down payment.

    I personally don't ask for any down and bill when the job is done or monthly if it is a long project.


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    It is a business plan that works, do you think they would change that and for who's bennifit.
     
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    I don't like to deal with large organizations because if things go wrong they will not be held accountable. And if you try, you will learn the definition of "asymmetrical warfare" first hand.

    And with me, for a $2K job, the credit card company sided with them. I've cancelled three credit cards over 20 years for similar reasons and I don't want another card.

    Usually the fact that the battle is lost for you is not apparent at first. Just like reeling in a big fish, they want to tire you out first and so-called consumer protection agencies may help with the illusion that you have an advocate.


    "Definition of 'Wal-Mart Effect'

    The economic impact felt by local businesses when a large firm such as Wal-Mart opens a location in the area. The Wal-Mart effect usually manifests itself by forcing smaller retail firms out of business and reducing wages for competitors' employees. Many local businesses oppose the introduction of Wal-Marts into their territories for this reason. "
     
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    Nope. That wasn't why I commented. But in the thread it sounded like a new thing and I had to scratch my head becuz I have seen it so many times. You would have thought that the dust from that had settled by now.
     
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    Now that I think about it, business plans/strategies stop working after a while for Who knows why?
    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51782#
    Maybe the public gets tired, maybe they adapt to the business's strategy and find ways around it, maybe the public follows fads.

    And when I worked in a hardware store, the motto was, "If it doesn't move (sell), move it (put it somewhere else in the store)."

    And I've heard of a car that wasn't selling well so all they did was change the name of the paint color, and then it sold.
     
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    The word on the street (defined as heard from more than one trusted source) is that Lowes and HD both use burned out contractors who for various reasons couldn't make it on their own, to do their installs. Not sure I'd trust that quality of work being done on such a large investment, unless I had the required knowledge and experience to know what I was inspecting, and could be there every minute of every day that the work was being done. Even potty breaks not allowed, unless taken when the crew was doing lunch.
     

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