Im about to leave, and attempt to purchase a large quantity of hardwoods.
Mahogany, Maple, Oaks.
I was promised prices would be 30% less than what I can buy it for anywhere here, and I know the wood is unsurfaced, a path Ill cross soon enough.
Its going to be easy for this guy to see(hes been in the business since the beginning of time) that Im somewhat of a newbie, especially when it comes to purchasing wood.
I hope I come out of this ok, Im taking 3 price lists with me, and Im not even thinking about touching it unless hes at least 40% less than any of them.
Now the quality, well, thats where IM in trouble. Ill check for splits, warps, and overall look. Coloring, its just something I dont want to pass up on .
I need some hardwood, and the prices here on LI, well, its like college tuition money.
Hope I come out ok on this. Wish I had one of you guys with me, Ned, you downstate today?
(in my fifties, and Ive bought commercial investment real estate without as much concern as I have right now, like Im walking into a place or zone I know nothing about.Ive always used reliable dealers and never seemed to be dissapointed.)