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RE: Share your best sites for deals on supplies! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: wear_your_baby on Tue, Mar 16, 10 at 23:49 in Building a Home Forum

Thanks for your answers so far.

I found some nice Hunter ceiling fans at Tuesday Morning and would have bought doorknobs today if they had enough in stock. I might visit some other Tuesday Morning stores in my travels this weekend. Bet my husband will love that!

I got some bathroom fixtures (towel bars, robe hooks, TP holders) at Bed, Bath, & Beyond the other day. They accept their own expired coupons, too!

I'm frequently at Lowes & HD searching for clearance. It can be exhausting though. We have gotten some great deals on all the low-voltage wiring stuff and exterior lighting.

Keep them coming!!

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RE: Share your best sites for deals on supplies! (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: midwestmama on Tue, Mar 16, 10 at 1:54 in Building a Home Forum

For this house (just remodel, not whole build) we got several things (lights, vanity, mirrors and furniture) off of Homedecoratorsoutlet.com It is owned by Home Depot. Their regular store has some cute things, but their outlet can have great prices. I was pleased with their customer service too.

I was able to find all the matching doorknobs for our basement finishing (5 doors) a light, and some Delta faucets at Tuesday Mornings that have worked out well.

Here, Lowe's has clearance you just can't beat. But it is very hit or miss.

For the new house, I'm eyeballing IKEA for the kitchen cabs and even thinking of doing their butcherblock for countertop and stain it dark walnut to match the floors.

I do go to our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and look. On occasion they have fabulous things. But it is very hit or miss too. I've gotten a lot of bathroom hardware there, like towel bars etc...

For the new house, I have decided to purchase all faucets from a local mom and pop plumbing supply store. They are awesome, will deliver onsite for free(I've had trouble with toilets breaking in transit before, this makes that their problem) and they are giving me great pricing since I'm buying a house worth of faucets.

I'm looking forward to reading more answers to this, I love a bargain!

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RE: Share your best sites for deals on supplies! (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: phillipeh on Mon, Mar 15, 10 at 12:00 in Building a Home Forum

We found eFaucets to be good for every single faucet in our home (except the kitchen sink -- Home Depot). They have free shipping -- and it was fast.

We bought cabinet pulls off eBay.

Scour Lowe's and Home Depot as well. Sometimes you can find good deals there.

We bought our vessel sinks off Overstock.com. They tend to have good deals on faucets as well.

We got several crystal chandeliers from wegotlites.com. I believe they are in New York. Inexpensive, but they look like a million bucks.

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RE: Share your best sites for deals on supplies! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brickton on Sat, Mar 13, 10 at 22:36 in Building a Home Forum

I was just thinking about writing a post about some of my best finds, but it seemed a little self congratulatory, but since you asked (heh)...

Craigslist and eBay are obvious but I have actually made out like a bandit on these sites. My personal favorite on eBay is the lockset discounters and faucet discounters 'stores' which are actually liquidation channels for the manufacturers of Price Pfister faucets (and hardware) and Kwikset door sets. I bought 1 faucet, 1 shower set and 1 bath drain from the Faucet discounters all for crazy cheap. Shipping is a bit steep ($10) but it's brand new sealed in box stuff that has been discontinued (or is liquidated for another reason).

I bought two Kohler sinks for $45 each of eBay. They were regularly $100 at HD and I have no idea why the guy was selling them cheap, but I got 'em.

I bought cabinet pulls from eBay from YourHomeSupply, and paid about $2.75 for cup pulls which seem to run $3-$5 other places (like overstock.com).

On craigslist, I'm currently trying to finish a sale with a guy for 3 boxes of 6 ea. of recessed lights (these ones) for $25 per 6 pack. I've also gotten an old sink to refinish and an old dresser to turn into a vanity from CL. I found a contractor who is dumping left overs from a job for very little that I keep meaning to go check out but he's 3 hours away and our build is not yet to the point where it makes sense.

In general Google shopping has been one of my best tools for getting deals. I find something I like, pop it in Google and see if I can't beat the price or get free shipping or whatever.

For sinks try:
M R Direct

I just got ORB door knobs for $7 each from True Value (with maybe $10 shipping?) these ones here:
Bronze Privacy Door Knob
I also bought one of the passage ones from them.
For light bulbs, I was at HD the other day and noticed they have really cheap halogen bulbs for recessed lights in contractor packs (not with the usual light bulbs) but I don't know about flood CFL bulbs.

And that's about it. I will definitely be back if I think of something else, but I'm looking forward to what others have found.

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