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Little greene paint discount?

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Swimbikerun Thu 28-Mar-13 21:00:39

Has anyone managed to get a discount on little Greene paint? My local stockist says their prices are set and can't discount them. Does this seem likely?

Thanks

soonbesailing Fri 29-Mar-13 08:26:56

Yes it's true all stockists should sell at RRP set by manufacturer.

Discounting is discouraged and if it happens (the shop I work in does give small discount 5% max 10% to high user trade decorators) it is the shop who is losing money. The mark up on paint is actually very small and the stockist/shop are not the ones who make lots of money.

This is the same for F & B although they are even stricter about discounting.

betterwhenthesunshines Fri 29-Mar-13 09:48:36

I bought £180 worth yesterday, that was slightly discounted from the RRP because I paid cash but the 5L intelligent emulsion was still about £58.

Then I went to a trade shop for some Dulux mixes. The trade paint seems to have more pigment and more coverage. A 5L emulsion was £36.

Also got a 10L trade white massive tub for £42. - I bought 2 massive tubs of Crown white (£30 for 2) for ceilings in B&Q recently and it is RUBBISH. Even on existing white ceilings I've done 2 coats and you can still see marks through.

Sorry - off the point.... I would buy a tester pot and paint a large piece of lining paper and then take this into a trade shop and get them to scan it and give you a colour mix. That is my plan for the rest of the house otherwise it is all £££££

Swimbikerun Fri 29-Mar-13 14:33:45

Thanks for the replies. Not planning to do whole house in little Greene, but some of the stronger colours are great, and the paint itself seems lovely from the testers I have. unusual not to able to find a way to get a discount!

Think we will use Dulux trade for the rest. Still debating the white/off white base colour...

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