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Doing the homework before buying really pays off! Our church is replacing tables in the fellowship hall, and after selecting the brand, style and identifying number, I called all stores within a 30 miles radius to find out if they stock these, if they can order out for us, and ofcourse prices. I was really shocked at the disparity of price quotes. I was able to get the very best deal, the best service and exactly the model we want at a price way less than the others through a smaller company locally.


Because we are a church, and are supporting local business before heading to the big city some 30 miles away, they gave us an additional 10% off and offered to stock an additional 6 tables just in case we need them. How many tables are we talking about? Just a dozen. I let the telephone do the work and I am so very pleased I checked with every business I thought might even remotely carry these tables. It sure paid off handsomely for us!

By Ronsan

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April 9, 20050 found this helpful

We phoned around when going to purchase our new washing machine. If we'd bought one in Las Vegas (we live 1 hour out), we'd have had to pay the store an additional $50.00 just for delivery! But buying it local, not only did we get it cheaper, but got free delivery.

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