We stopped in to pick-up some drywall. It's a residential property with commercial buildings on it. Big Iron Rod security fence and camera's all over the place. We got inside, there was a young Italian lady there. She wasn't very welcoming...seemed uncomfortable. Maybe they don't get a lot of people just dropping in. Anyways "Fabio" wasn't there. So we asked how much Drywall was. Their Kijiji ad said "$6.98/sht. She said that they were all out of the kind of drywall, and all they could offer us was $7.99/sht. drywall. She then tells us they are completely out of stock of drywall? What? That if we needed it, we could go pick it up at their "supplier" PBS in Mississauga. We asked her what kind of drywall it was. She pointed to the wall and said "that kind". There were 2 price increase notifications on the wall...LAFARGE USA, and GEORGIA PACIFIC USA (even though their website says "Canadian materials only"). We asked about CGC or Canadian CertainTeed drywall..because jobs we do require materials to be CCMC approved and have a warranty. They couldn't get it. We have heard about this "broker" board coming across the border having mould, or being too brittle...and if there is a problem, no warranty...you are on your own. All sales final. We ended up going to PBS to pick up the Drywall. The warehouse had USA made Lafarge and Georgia Pacific...we ended up getting the GP stuff..Lafarge is crap. It was just a garage job we were doing, so we were fine with that. I would say Wholesale Drywall Direct appeared to be somewhat shady...too much security, and what is this...consumers distributing? No stock? They seem like they might be on their way out? My advice...pay more for Canadian made stuff, from a legit dealer.
4/10/2013 9:12:20 PM