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Camelot One
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join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
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reply to Jan Janowski

Re: mylowes card?!?!?

said by Jan Janowski:

Keep track of paint purchases? Yes, I want to register the 3 gallons I just purchased at Menards...... Oh, you can't register paint bought elsewhere???

Don't need it...

It is even worse than that. If you happen to not have your "My Lowes" card with you at the time of purchase, you can't add the specifics of the purchase later. (ie, the color of the paint)


ArgMeMatey

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said by Camelot One:

It is even worse than that. If you happen to not have your "My Lowes" card with you at the time of purchase, you can't add the specifics of the purchase later. (ie, the color of the paint)

I took a lengthy (Zzzzzz) survey on this program a long time ago, probably pre-launch. I could see the advantages, but most of the benefit would be if one considered Lowe's their sole supplier. Obviously that's what they'd like, but that doesn't happen in my world. So I gave them the big ho-hum.

I have this cool little device called a Sharpie that I use to mark the room and date on a paint can. If I throw the can away, I write the info on the lid and, you guessed it, I put it in my "lid file" in the paint cabinet.

Friday at Sherwin-Williams the cashier was asking the guy next to me if he wanted to list a room in the computer for the paint he was buying. So you know a bunch of MBAs think this will make some money for them. Stay tuned.
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SwedishRider
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said by ArgMeMatey:

Friday at Sherwin-Williams the cashier was asking the guy next to me if he wanted to list a room in the computer for the paint he was buying. So you know a bunch of MBAs think this will make some money for them. Stay tuned.

Actually, if you like Sherwin Williams paint (and I am definitely in that camp), that makes sense, especially if you are color matching a chip from another store or sample you brought in to them. If you need a custom color remade, they don't need another sample, the computer will have that record. It is pretty convenient.

Sidenote: A pro painter gave a painter's secret away to me on how to get the best prices on Sherwin Williams paint and wring out as much profit in a job as possible about a year ago. I was in a Sherwin Williams store and needed a quart made up, and he was in front of me with no one else in the store. He let me cut him and said his order would be really big. I was having my paint made up, and the next sales rep took his order. He ordered something like 170 gallons of paint. I thought he hit the jackpot for a job (times are pretty slow for builders in the last few years). So I asked him what big job he got. None he replied. I said then why are you buying so much paint... he said he waits for the 40% off sale and buys in bulk during that sale- AND HAS NONE OF IT COLORED! Then, when a customer hires him, he brings whatever he needs back to the store to be colored at no charge in the future. When he bids jobs, he factors the full price of the Sherwin Williams paint into the bid, and makes sure the customer knows that it's Sherwin Williams that he'll be using (which is notorious for crazy high prices when not on sale). It helps him hedge against price hikes, and allows him to squeeze more profit out of his fewer jobs by pocketing the 40% discount he got during the Sherwin Williams sale. He said as long as you keep it in an area that doesn't freeze, the paint will keep well for quite some time.

Pretty slick actually...


Camelot One
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join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:2
reply to ArgMeMatey

said by ArgMeMatey:

Friday at Sherwin-Williams the cashier was asking the guy next to me if he wanted to list a room in the computer for the paint he was buying. So you know a bunch of MBAs think this will make some money for them. Stay tuned.

Sherwin Williams has been doing that for years. As far as I know, they don't sell the info, it is just a helpful service for the customer.


mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
reply to SwedishRider

said by SwedishRider:

said by ArgMeMatey:

Friday at Sherwin-Williams the cashier was asking the guy next to me if he wanted to list a room in the computer for the paint he was buying. So you know a bunch of MBAs think this will make some money for them. Stay tuned.

Actually, if you like Sherwin Williams paint (and I am definitely in that camp), that makes sense, especially if you are color matching a chip from another store or sample you brought in to them. If you need a custom color remade, they don't need another sample, the computer will have that record. It is pretty convenient.

Sidenote: A pro painter gave a painter's secret away to me on how to get the best prices on Sherwin Williams paint and wring out as much profit in a job as possible about a year ago. I was in a Sherwin Williams store and needed a quart made up, and he was in front of me with no one else in the store. He let me cut him and said his order would be really big. I was having my paint made up, and the next sales rep took his order. He ordered something like 170 gallons of paint. I thought he hit the jackpot for a job (times are pretty slow for builders in the last few years). So I asked him what big job he got. None he replied. I said then why are you buying so much paint... he said he waits for the 40% off sale and buys in bulk during that sale- AND HAS NONE OF IT COLORED! Then, when a customer hires him, he brings whatever he needs back to the store to be colored at no charge in the future. When he bids jobs, he factors the full price of the Sherwin Williams paint into the bid, and makes sure the customer knows that it's Sherwin Williams that he'll be using (which is notorious for crazy high prices when not on sale). It helps him hedge against price hikes, and allows him to squeeze more profit out of his fewer jobs by pocketing the 40% discount he got during the Sherwin Williams sale. He said as long as you keep it in an area that doesn't freeze, the paint will keep well for quite some time.

Pretty slick actually...

That goes against my 3 P rule. Never hire a preacher, poet or painter.

dmagerl
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join:2007-08-06
Woodstock, IL
reply to Camelot One

said by Camelot One:

said by ArgMeMatey:

Friday at Sherwin-Williams the cashier was asking the guy next to me if he wanted to list a room in the computer for the paint he was buying. So you know a bunch of MBAs think this will make some money for them. Stay tuned.

Sherwin Williams has been doing that for years. As far as I know, they don't sell the info, it is just a helpful service for the customer.

I just bought paint at Ace Hardware, their house brand. The guy did the same thing. He started asking me all sorts of questions about what room I was painting, its dimensions, my phone number, etc... I thought it was really annoying and invasive so I just grunted at him and told him to just mix the paint. I cant believe people would give away that much info just for a can of paint.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to ArgMeMatey

The mom and pop paint store I use has done this for years. It's why we have done business with them for years. All you need to know is your name and the room and you can walk out with a matching bucket of paint.
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