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Old 04-04-2006, 03:38 PM
TheHotShotKid TheHotShotKid is offline
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Cool Which is better?

A manufacturer who has a product line that consists of 5,000 fixtures or one that carries 10 different styles?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:16 AM
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If you have 5000 fixtures of unreliable quality or 10 that will work, I'll put my money on the 10. Call backs are a waste of time and money.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:30 AM
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Give me a company that makes the best transformer and even one other product such as an affordable accent light that does not fade over the years and the socket does not go south. Which is a problem I am seeing more and more with the Vista line. Back to my point, give me a company that makes the best transformer and best accent light that is not double the cost of competitors and they would have a customer for life.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:52 PM
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One answer, Cast-Lighting!
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:58 PM
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One answer, Cast-Lighting!
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:31 PM
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Agreed

Nightscaping is still #1
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:46 AM
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$65 per accent light is great if you can charge over $200 but lights don't move around here unless they are in the 150 range give or take 10pts. And the dealer in this area is basically the worst possible place they could have choosen. It's a place similar to a hardware store, you can buy stuff for your tractor or sprinkler. I have no idea why they did not seek a place that was more in the green industry loop.
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:08 AM
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If your paying 65 and moving them for 150 that's a good profit...no?
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:29 PM
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If your paying 65 and moving them for 150 that's a good profit...no?
Add in wire, transformer, labor, insurance, truck payment, etc, etc. $150 won't cover the cost.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:29 PM
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I agree unless your billing out each component as a seperate charge your bottom lines not where it should be. Anyone notice the cost of wire latley?

take a typical install and figure out your total cost. fixtures... bulbs...spicing supplies... trans.. automation stuff... wire etc then add in your labor costs and fixed overhead.

I may not be as experienced as some in this particular area but this pertains to any business. You cant just say I made XX over cost of the supplies and figure your income on your gross profit.. Its what you have in the bank after all the expenses are paid that matters.

Controling my overhead has been the single most important factor of being profitable for me. Everyone definatly needs to sit down and figure out ALL thier costs... fuel.. insurance workmans comp if applicable trucks tooling equipment etc. Cost of advertising and everything subtracts from your bottom line... If your selling a 200 buck fixture at 150 and doing a 20 light job thats like 1000 off your bottom line..I just dont see it being profitable enough to stay in business.

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