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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: Today at 11:25:01 AM »
1. The power company estimator.
2. The guy who marks existing underground wires.
3. Another guy who marked where the new wire will go.
4. And the guy in the bucket truck. Nice guy by the way.

Now 2 more people need to come before we get power. And the final code inspection.
Reminds me of the joke about the 2 city workers in a truck. One guy would get out and dig a hole, and 10 minutes later the other guy would get out and cover the hole up. They continued doing this every 50 feet for several miles.

A man observing all this asked them why. One of them replied "Well, we're normally a 3 man crew......the guy that plants the trees is sick today".

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Ground Breaking Soon
« on: Today at 10:48:14 AM »
It wouldn't hurt to give ole Chuckie a call. Maybe he can get you moved up the list a little.

One of my regular customers was our mayor for many years. When I had problems, I could call her, and someone would be at my shop faster than you could cuss a cat.

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General Discussion / Re: Re-Upholstering a Lazy Boy
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:29:20 PM »

We charge $600 to $800 for labor on a recliner. But we really don't like doing them so we charge more.
I agree. Unless you replace the mechanism and every last inch of foam and padding, and completely re-glue every loose joint, you're really NOT doing the customer any favors by reupholstering their Lazy Boy, or most any other brand of recliner.

IMO, Most recliners made in the last 20 years are better off disposed of.

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General Discussion / Re: Re-Upholstering a Lazy Boy
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:13:11 PM »
None of those recliners were made in the USA and their advertisement doesn't clarify
where they were made.

Turns out a corporate officer had me working on some of their new furniture and he said they were
imports.

They had a Lazy Boy sticker on them but it did not say made by :  Lazy-Boy

The officer told me they would be broke if they hadn't gone in that direction.



Doyle

I can't tell any difference in quality between a cheap import Lazy Boy, and one that is " Made in the USA".
They're both poor compared to Lazy Boys made 20-30 years ago.

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General Discussion / Re: Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:06:22 PM »
I clicked on the link to activate the “denco” account. I was able to login as denco, but when I tried to post a reply here, I got an error message saying that I was not allowed access.

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General Discussion / Re: Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:57:34 AM »
I registered as denco. You can delete it.

I got the message saying that admin. must approve before I can start using the account. I believe that in the past, Ken didn't want to have to take the time to approve everyone, so that's probably why we never had captcha or security questions.

I didn't have any problems, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Re-Upholstering a Lazy Boy
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:51:25 AM »
Here are some Lazy Boy recliners ranging from $299-$399

https://www.slumberland.com/furniture/departments/brands/la-z-boy

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General Discussion / Re: cat pee
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:12:03 PM »
You may wonder how people tolerate the smell. I really believe that cat pee is a smell that they go "nose blind" to.

I went to a customer's home to do a repair job. When I entered the house, the smell of cat pee overwhelmed me. After working inside the house for about 30 minutes, I had forgotten all about it. It wasn't until I went out to the truck and then re-entered the home that the smell hit me all over again.

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General Discussion / Re: Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:51:22 PM »
This is a test. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency, you would've notified where to tune for further instructions. This concludes this test. We now return you to regular programming.

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A husband and wife were dining at a fine restaurant one evening.
A beautiful woman walks up to the husband and kisses him and says "I'll see you later".

The wife (obviously outraged) demands to know who the woman was, and why she would kiss him.
The husband replies "Oh....that was my mistress".

The wife exclaims "That's it!!! I want a divorce!!!"

The husband says "OK.....but remember, you signed a pre-nup. If you divorce me, you lose the Chalet in France, all your jewelry, your credit cards.....everything".

As the wife is mulling this over, their friend Jim walks in with a strange woman.
She asks "Who's that woman with Jim?"
The husband replies "Oh, that's HIS mistress."

The wife says "Wow.....Jim's mistress isn't nearly as pretty as ours". 

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Sole proprietor
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:59:24 PM »
The 4 walls of my shop really close in on me. Facebook upholstery groups, and other forums like this one help me keep my sanity.

I have a commercial store front, but in this kind of business, that only equates to a couple of customers a day.

My daughter works nearby, so she bums a free lunch off me every day. Otherwise I might go bonkers myself.

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General Discussion / Re: Re-Upholstering a Lazy Boy
« on: November 05, 2017, 06:44:20 PM »
It's not really your call to say it isn't with it. You are doing this I would think to make a living. Give the price your comfortable with and allow the customer to decide. Pricing varies by locals but I would agree your labor seems low.
Technically, I agree. Just give them your price and let them decide. But if you tell them $800-$1000 to recover a recliner that they only paid $399 for to begin with, it's pretty much the same thing as telling them it isn't worth it.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: New website
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:10:41 PM »
Hey!! What about me?
You're part of the "Dirty Dozen" I was referring to.

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: New website
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:40:20 AM »
It is a very nice site. Nice selection, competitive prices. Hopefully, it will attract a lot of new traffic, and some will stumble up on this forum and breathe some new life into it.

I feel like for the last 2-3 years, there's only been about a dozen of us beating the same old tired topics right into the ground.


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General Discussion / Re: Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:34:47 AM »
What exactly is not working?
  Well it's working now. But at the time that I made that comment, we had over a dozen spam posts.

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