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Old 05-11-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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posted dated checks can be cashed before the date.
Really? Oh jeez. I didn't think so.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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Really? Oh jeez. I didn't think so.

Post dated checks presented for deposit before date written generally are accepted at a bank's discretion.


https://consumerist.com/2015/06/03/d...ting-it-early/


https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/bank...stdated-check/


https://www.consumerfinance.gov/askc...-can-i-do.html


While there is a possible way out (notifying bank in advance), telling a bank you are doing something generally against the agreed terms can cause them to turn around and close the account.


Postdated checks can pose costly headaches for payer - NY Daily News




https://www.mybanktracker.com/news/w...ed-check-early


Long story short unless you can trust person a post dated check is issued to, shouldn't do so unless willing to accept the risk.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:07 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I hired a painter to paint my pre-war 1 bedroom apartment and add new baseboards. It will require stripping, plastering, and skim-coating some/many of the walls.
The painter quoted me a price of $6500 for all of the work, including materials, and had me give him a deposit of 40%.
He plans to start in a week.

Now I talked to him on the phone and he informed me that we have to pay for the paint; he will not supply the paint.

I assumed that "including materials" means including paint.
I feel he did not inform me in advance that I would have to pay for the paint.

Is this normal?
I don't know if it's normal, but I would do it.

One of the most important material items used for this type of work is the paint. Good quality paint makes a world of difference!
Expect to pay about $50 a gallon (maybe more where you live) and buy the best stuff Sherwin Williams has to offer.

So it'll add a couple hundred to the job. 'S no big deal.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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I don't know if it's normal, but I would do it.

One of the most important material items used for this type of work is the paint. Good quality paint makes a world of difference!
Expect to pay about $50 a gallon (maybe more where you live) and buy the best stuff Sherwin Williams has to offer.
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Benjamin Moore
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I have had no problems with BEHR Interior Flat paint (from Home Depot) at half the above quoted prices. (I got good one coat coverage with "Blanket Brown.")
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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We have to use low VOC paint.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Rose,
I have the nose of a bloodhound and there was no perceptible outgassing with the BEHR interior flat.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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Rose,
I have the nose of a bloodhound and there was no perceptible outgassing with the BEHR interior flat.
That doesn't matter.
I am required by my coop to use low VOC paint.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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To me, what's "normal" would be to get 3-5 bids. To me, it's also a bad sign that he didn't say up front that he wouldn't supply the paint.

If it were me, I'd put him on hold and look elsewhere. That seems very high to me, but it depends on what kind of shape your place is in.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I can understand him "not supplying the paint", because paint quality and color is a matter of personal taste. But, given that, I think $6500 just to roll on the paint is way too much.


Does he expect you to buy the wood trim also? Or is he saving that for the last surprise?
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