Originally Posted by Kiril
IMO, material markups cover the cost of managing & stocking inventory along with any potential warranty work. I also believe if you pay retail ... then charge retail.
Very correct, also we shouldn't be paying retail unless its closer to get an oddball item at a local hardware store rather driving to a supply house, then just eat that little profit. I still am amazed how guys want to get into a business and then try to figure out how to make money doing it. Should be the other way around.