I've been had, I think!

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by leechy, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. leechy

    leechy New Member

    Started the tiling on a bathroom fit yesterday, 30 x 30cm porcelain tiles walls and floor. Went to toppstiles to get the adhesive and nearly fell on the floor when he prices it up.

    Bal Rapid Set Flexible 20kg bag = £48.97p

    I needed five bags so with the grout, trim and a few other small bits came to £380!!!!

    Does anybody know where to get this stuff cheaper?
  2. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    Tell topps you are trade and you will probably get 30% off. Try a local independant tile specialist and again ask for Trade discount assuming you are trade.

  3. duncairn

    duncairn New Member

    I get 50% off adhesive and grout at my local topps and 20% off at ctd
  4. MR BUSY

    MR BUSY New Member

    Last time i went in that was the price, time before it was only £15.99.
    I think they make it up as they go a .long
  5. duncairn

    duncairn New Member

    It has always been that price to non-trade
  6. chickenfillet

    chickenfillet New Member

    does not work like that at topps now...even if you say you will go else where...they want proper headed paper and proof.

    then you have to make 4 seperate transactions, then you apply
  7. jolly bodger

    jolly bodger New Member

    Rubbish - probably designed to weed out web-savvy DIY'ers who can easily knock out a ficticious letter-head on their PC and claim to be trade.

    If you're genuine then just go along with a businesscard and previous invoices from existing accounts such as Jewsons, Travis Perkins etc and see how you get treated...
  8. Captain Chaos

    Captain Chaos Member

    the manager at my local topps tiles gave me a trade card but said that the full discount wouldn't be given untill the 3rd order. having said that I got a full discount on adhesives when I bought the whole lot from then the first time I walked in there without a trade card. The order was 750 quid and the manager used his own card to get the discount. I think i was lucky as it was a new store and he was desperate for buisiness.
  9. 2 a month

    2 a month New Member

  10. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    £20 that in all the tile warehouse's here in north west

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