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Post Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:42 pm

Sheet Material Price...Huge Variations

We produce a vertical aboard that has been a steady seller over the past three to four years.
It has a steel base that holds 19mm foam board. The price of this aboard has risen due to the increase in steel prices going through the roof over the last 2 years.
I thought i'd have a look at getting material costs down. I phoned one of my regular suppliers and he said that he would look into holding the price at £120.00 for a 10 x 4ft sheet even though they had price increases lately.
OK i thought, i'll phone a second supplier who i have been using more and more lately (due to better prices and service).
They looked into it as it is something i have never had from them before.....£62 was the reply. I made sure that the foam was suitable for external signage, yes it is.
Then the original supplier came back to me and confirmed that he could hold the price at £120.00, i explained that i could now supply him if he was interested. He questioned the grade and quality of the product. I explained that i had been assured it is Grade A and suitable for internal and external signage.
He was not happy, unlike me!!
So when my original supplier phoned
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:00 pm

i am all for in house production whenever it is possible, so well done on the price/product find mate.
what i am wondering mate is, are your a-boards something custom that are not on the market?
we used to build our own a while back in-house but as the prices of a-boards comes down, and modern looking and the option of lightweight ones come out, we stopped manufacturing our own.
sorry if i am sounding daft, but 19mm foam board with steel base sounds like it will weigh a fair bit and as you said, costs are rising, so why not just buy in as and when needed?

sorry mate, im being a nosey bugger... just tell me to sod off.
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:12 pm

£62 for a 10 x 4 19mm sheet ??? get me a sample and i will buy a hundred from you !!! seriously that is so far of the mark what brand name is it?

Well done it really is quite a deal.
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:22 pm

Cameron - Europoint wrote:£62 for a 10 x 4 19mm sheet ??? get me a sample and i will buy a hundred from you !!! seriously that is so far of the mark what brand name is it?

Well done it really is quite a deal.


Cameron, your price list dosnt give an 8x4 option, but if it did, its wouldn't be that much more if worked out pro rata for your 10 x 5 sheets?

sorry didnt realise this was in the "for all to see bit"

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:53 pm

Got it delivered, the material is finished nicely around the edge which will improve the appearance of the vertical aboards i sell.

Rob........... this is the link to a picture of an aboard that we sell.
https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
They are fairly heavy, on the coast they are popular because they don't fall over!!

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