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: Cheap vinyl?  ( 18 )
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« : July 19, 2019, 10:41:31 PM »

I'm giving an estimate for 8 leather barrel back chairs with decorative tacks. The customer wants faux leather vinyl, which I think is fine.

I suggested $30 to $50 per yard vinyl with 75,000 to 100,000 rubs. He was going to pay for the vinyl separately.

He got two other bids that only have the decorative tacks around the arms and not around the base of the chair. He also has chosen EZ Vinyl, which you can buy at Joann Fabrics. It has 50,000 rubs. It also has a polyester backing. The label says it's for marine, indoor commercial, home.

The 8 chairs are used in the companies cafeteria.

He wants me to resubmit my estimate with the tacks only around the arms and include the EZ vinyl.

I'm thinking the EZ Vinyl will be OK, but is not the best choice. Any thoughts on why I might want to not put my name on EZ Vinyl?

This type of chair:




I do not know what the other bids are. And I don't care to know.
« : July 19, 2019, 10:43:25 PM gene »

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Mainly furniture. Tarpon Springs Fl.

« #1 : July 20, 2019, 05:24:41 AM »

When a customer specs a certain product it is on them. As long as it is stated this is what is you want in the paperwork what else can you do. I would explain that EZ isn't very good vinyl and that's it. It is his or her choice. All we can do is educate.

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« #2 : July 20, 2019, 07:05:30 AM »

Nice chairs for a cafeteria - I would advise him to buy several extra yards so you can redo areas as they fail.  I doubt anyone equates faulty fabric with your skill set.  Definitely do the job without pause.
Next is the bosses house where you'll use the good stuff I'm sure
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