Reece Plumping is a ripoff

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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby bt1 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Don't bother Sam...

they are scared shitless about public onsite and insurances costs. I've tried 4 or so...same story.

I asked if they could fetch and retrieve...not interested.

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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Sam. » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:16 pm

They must be a bit paranoid in Adelaide then :laughing-rolling:

Probably have more luck in smaller towns :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Cane Toad » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:17 am

It's also got to do with their licences,to sell shit back to the public,they have to have a second hand dealers licence,not that that means much really
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby db1979 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:38 am

And some places are only interested in measuring quantities by the tonne. I thought I was on a winner when I found out a lady at works' hubby drove a truck for a major scrap dealer, but apparently they deal with the wharfs and other major industries. His boss has been known to go off his tree when the public come in even trying to SELL small quantities let alone buy small quantities.
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Dominator » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:06 am

db1979 wrote:And some places are only interested in measuring quantities by the tonne. I thought I was on a winner when I found out a lady at works' hubby drove a truck for a major scrap dealer, but apparently they deal with the wharfs and other major industries. His boss has been known to go off his tree when the public come in even trying to SELL small quantities let alone buy small quantities.


But what if a few KG of scrap fell off the back of his truck? :shifty: Would they miss 10kg of copper here and there when they deal in tonnes? :think: A bottle or two of you finest could help said copper on its way to your shed?
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Yummyrum » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:21 pm

Went to get some 2" brass allthread 150mm long .Reeces wanted $60 something .

Went to tradelink .Lady looked it up on the computer.Said thats $44 .She commented to other sales bloke that that was pretty Exxy .He agreed .Tap tap tap .That will be $23 thanks .

Ok I'll have it thanks
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby crow » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:21 pm

Yummyrum wrote:Went to get some 2" brass allthread 150mm long .Reeces wanted $60 something .

Went to tradelink .Lady looked it up on the computer.Said thats $44 .She commented to other sales bloke that that was pretty Exxy .He agreed .Tap tap tap .That will be $23 thanks .
Ok I'll have it thanks

My experience tells me then that it would have been a walk in off the street price of around $12 at PlumbTec but you could probably chipped them down to $9.50 :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Matt_Pl » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:43 pm

I have to agree 2'' copper pipe at my local Reece was priced at $52 per metre, local plumber supplies had it for $32.

Who actually shops at Reece?
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Smbjk » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:30 pm

Yesterday bout 2 x 3" joiners and 1 x 2" joiner and the guy said to me thats a quick way to blow $75 :crying-blue: . Had to buy them as I could not find the 3" joiners anywhere :handgestures-thumbdown: lesson learnt wont be going back there again
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Yummyrum » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:46 pm

if you want couplers ( joiners) Tradelink are really cheap compared to Reeces

However ,if you want an on the spot cardiac arrest ,ask Tradelink for their price on copper pipe .They make Reeces look cheap :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Hava » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:37 pm

Glad I saw this thread. Was looking around for 6" copper pipe on the weekend. Trade link $900 for 5m no cuts, Reece first quoted $900 for a half length then $1,300 for full length, for the same thing.

Fucking pricks.

Still don't have the copper I need or caps to go with it.
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby MacStill » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:44 pm

Dont pay any more than $200pm for 6" the local guys here will cut .5 lengths, but they only charge about $8 for a 2" joiner too :D
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Sam. » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:03 pm

Matt_Plew wrote:Who actually shops at Reece?


Plumbers who buy tens of thousands of dollars of stock a year. And yes they there is a difference to the price a guy gets off the street :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Hava » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Yeh, I'm asking around now to see if any one knows a tradie who may be able to help.
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Sam. » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:12 pm

All depends on where you are and what your situation is but I have heard Reece slogan should really be:

"Dont risk it, let us rape you" :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Reece Plumping is a ripoff

Postby Bryan1 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:26 pm

I got my plumber mate to get me that 18 metre roll of 1/2" annealed copper pipe from reece as he had an account $100, I was in reece getting some drain plugs and asked the price on the same roll. I was asked if I had an account which I didn't that will be $230 for you mate. Yea so talk about ripping off the average joe.....
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