Discounts, where are you hiding?
When I was a kid, I played a lot of hide and seek. I was more of a hider with my string bean frame, but now I’m an avid seeker. I spent three years as a trader at Silvaris seeking the best deals and discount customers in the country. The best thing I found was a pattern.
The pattern is in the name. Discount, outlet, bargain, affordable, cheap, warehouse, deals, & surplus are money-saving keywords to help you find companies that offer great deals. Quirky business names are good clues too. You gotta believe Mr. Plywood and The Ugly Duck Warehouse have some deals for you.
Non-profit building material retailers have a key advantage. They get a lot of stuff for free! Habitat for Humanity Restores are located all over the country and there are other quality non-profits are out there too. That’s a great place to start when looking to save on your next project.
#allergictotechnology. If you come across a building material retailer that doesn’t know what a hashtag is and has an early 1990s website featuring a cartoon logo, you’re on the right track. However, don’t expect to find much information online. Try giving the shop a call or check out the store and ask the employees what kind of deals they typically get.
SO…if you are a natural hider like me and want to improve your seeking skills, or you like catching deals, put these money-saving tips to the test and let us know what you find!