Found a gold mine for building supplies
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|Sat, 06-07-2003 - 10:56pm|
As some of you know, my fiance and I are refurbishing a house (investment property) and are quickly running out of cash. Our CCs are maxed to the limits and still the work is not done. I needed carpet padding CHEAP and a friend told me about the Habitat facility, so I checked it out. OMG, I wish I had found this place $3,000 ago...
Habitat Restore stocks building supplies which have been donated, stuff left over from building contractors and the like, and re-sells them to help support Habitat for Humanity's building projects.
I found hundreds of gallons of paint for $3 a gallon. Aluminum window blinds for $2 each, still new in the boxes. Wallpaper for $2 a roll and borders for 25 cents each. Even a bathroom sink, exactly like the one I bought last week for $109 at Home Depot, brand new for $60. Lumber, electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, light fixtures, carpet, insulation, siding, windows...
I did not find the padding, but bought paint and some other stuff.
Just wanted to pass the word on to all of you who need cheap supplies to fix your homes. Since Habitat for Humanity is worldwide, it's a good bet that there's a Restore warehouse in a nearby city. And the bonus that your dollars go toward a very good cause.