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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just found this out. Furniture/appliance dealer in nearest big town is suspending all deliveries!!! Guy told me that min wage increase was big factor but he was getting hammered with so many costs trucks, insurance, taxes. AND NOW THE BIG ONE he got collobered with you delivered a fridge but scratched my floor (refund issued equals profit gone)!) You dented my range (refund issued equals profit gone)!) So he is doing auction of Isuzu and Datsu box delivery trucks and laying off that section of his crew. Next service is going on a prepaid basis (you have to pay so much up front before they go out. ( too many unpaid balances and bogus checks) He did mention a sub contract outfit to due deliveries but in a way that takes him out of the equation. In the end he sells goods not delivery. I always thought he had a good business and quite a few employees and top notch service, sales Wondering if this will be the new normal.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If he's an appliance dealer, he's gonna have to find some way of delivering.

Guys on this forum may have what it takes to get a fridge home and inside, most folks don't.

Shoot, while I'm capable of doing it, I paid to have the last fridge delivered. The sucker's HUGE, (asked wifey why we needed such a big fridge with the kids leaving, I just got a look). Was well worth the money to let them wrestle with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If he paid more than minimum wage, maybe he could have found some people who wouldn't damage things, when they delivered them.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like he's about to reach the end.

Delivery is a big selling point, a deal killer to most consumers. I don't know of any that don't deliver. Some charge, some free. but all do.

There aren't many independent furniture/appliance dealers left around here. The big box stores have about done them in.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It?s dropping things like delivery that make people look online and then the brick and mortar stores whine about lost sales.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like he needs a better crew, maybe more than min wage.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He might be subcontracting out his deliveries and installations to one or more crews that specialize in appliance deliveries.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Correct, not sure of all the details but if fridge gets bent talk to bubba and chuckies insurance not mine type deal.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And if he was losing money do deliveries with his own crew does he expect bubba and chuck to do it for the same price.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-jocco wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:11:12 01/13/1Cool Just found this out. Furniture/appliance dealer in nearest big town is suspending all deliveries!!! Guy told me that min wage increase was big factor but he was getting hammered with so many costs trucks, insurance, taxes. AND NOW THE BIG ONE he got collobered with you delivered a fridge but scratched my floor (refund issued equals profit gone)!) You dented my range (refund issued equals profit gone)!) So he is doing auction of Isuzu and Datsu box delivery trucks and laying off that section of his crew. Next service is going on a prepaid basis (you have to pay so much up front before they go out. ( too many unpaid balances and bogus checks) He did mention a sub contract outfit to due deliveries but in a way that takes him out of the equation. In the end he sells goods not delivery. I always thought he had a good business and quite a few employees and top notch service, sales Wondering if this will be the new normal.


I remember seeing somewhere their are folks trying to start an Uber type service for people who need trucks or vans for deliveries. They even have a premium service where they will also supply the labor.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

John one thing I am starting to notice on some of this is: example you buy a carpet from carpet town they do not install it but have a sub that does. (kind of an endorsement) BUT WHEN THINGS GO BAD cut an inch to short ETC TALk to carpetlayers insurance not ours. ALL OF A SUDDEN WERE NOT AFFILIATED!!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have to be in business to understand all that goes with profit-loss. Lots of loss and little profit closes doors . Then everybody loses Just sayin.CM
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You are correct and well said (and this out fit does pay good wages for the area). What the minimum wage increase did, and I should have stated it. $10 minimum now goes to $12 $12 current employee wants $14 $2 above minimum like he was. I too have seen many business things that someone had to get out of and concentrate on their core business.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You get what you pay for. If he paid low wages, he probably received low performance work product.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Minimum wage update and issues since it came up Reply to specific post Reply with quote

These guys don't get minimum wage. Likely to see more of them.

 
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