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Expenses and other factors [message #86859] Sat, 23 December 2017 12:55 Go to next message
Aria  is currently offline Aria
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How much more expensive would you say it would be to create a DIY project vs. buying a premade one? Would you consider the expense - both time and money - to be the biggest downfall? Is the best part of it the satisfaction of having built something on your own? Or do you like that you have more customization options or something else?
Re: Expenses and other factors [message #86865 is a reply to message #86859 ] Sat, 23 December 2017 15:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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Hi, IMO it could go either way. Individual components will cost more than the commercial guys pay for them, but then they also have to make a profit at every level from builder to sales staff.


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Bruce
Re: Expenses and other factors [message #87439 is a reply to message #86859 ] Sun, 11 March 2018 14:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Silver  is currently offline Silver
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The personal satisfaction is the big one for me. Cost and time run a distant 2nd and 3rd if it's a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.
Re: Expenses and other factors [message #87482 is a reply to message #86859 ] Tue, 20 March 2018 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think most DIY projects are about the personal satisfaction of doing it yourself rather than cost-efficiency. I know I used to think that DIYs would always be cheaper - for any kind of project - and I quickly found out that is rarely the case.
Re: Expenses and other factors [message #87542 is a reply to message #86865 ] Sun, 25 March 2018 16:58 Go to previous message
Khanman  is currently offline Khanman
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gofar99 wrote on Sat, 23 December 2017 15:25
Hi, IMO it could go either way. Individual components will cost more than the commercial guys pay for them, but then they also have to make a profit at every level from builder to sales staff.


That's true. They've got to make money. Are there any stores, big chains or online, that offer discounted prices that might be closer to what the commercial guys pay?
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