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Why I don't buy anything from MFS Supply

We all know SG is an example of a company that you don't want to help in any way. If you ever did work for them, you know that their website has a huge add for MFS Supply. It's not because MFS Supply paid them for the add space. Well here is the reason why.

http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/reports/...n=200608201888

Mendamir Locks is the OLD NAME as can be seen hear
http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/bsqr...ER_NUM:1610013

Please note that their CEO's first name is actually Amir (mendAMIR locks) not Allen.

Yep SG's CEO owns MFS Supply. So every time you buy from MFS Supply you are just making a company most on here would agree is a bad and unethical company.

if you have ever been to an industry convention or trade show, you will never see the booths of these two companies near each other.

So they slam you with low fees, and then get as much of that money back as they can by providing you the supplies. Buying your supply chain is business 101. Not letting you know that is what they did is poor business.
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Yes, that has been fairly common knowledge for some time. You'll notice they are the only preservation supply house advertising on their site.

Kind of like having to buy from the company store isn't it?
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We had known it since the beginning and we don't shop there. Not to mention pricing, not competitive
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Sounds like this forum is more in the know than most.

What are the best priced competitors?
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if i was going to recommend anyone, it'd be Bargain Locks. Good breadth or items and you can negotiate pricing discounts.

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done . . ..things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
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Pass.

Quality of locks is the worst I have ever seen. I spent more time installing their knoblocks & deadbolts due to the fact that I had to rebuild most of them right out of the box, then I get calls from inspectors saying that their keys do not seem to work. Even their padlocks suck. I have had to cut off most of their padlocks that I previously installed because they no longer open with keys.

You definately get what you pay for with these guys!

Stick with Bargainlocks or USHardwareSupply.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Pass.

Quality of locks is the worst I have ever seen. I spent more time installing their knoblocks & deadbolts due to the fact that I had to rebuild most of them right out of the box, then I get calls from inspectors saying that their keys do not seem to work. Even their padlocks suck. I have had to cut off most of their padlocks that I previously installed because they no longer open with keys.

You definately get what you pay for with these guys!

Stick with Bargainlocks or USHardwareSupply.
I have had good luck with PP Supply. I have had a couple of shipping issues, but they were handled immediately and better than I expected.
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OMG, focus on your business and not hating, you'll feel much better believe me.

Buy from whomever you want - maybe they have good prices, products or service, american, alien or whatever.

I bought from MFS and Bargin, have had good and bad from both.
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Hate is a pretty worn out word and doesn't apply here. This forum is an exchange of ideas, experiences, information and current topics, both good and bad. A bad review is better than no review.
Bargain locks have been pretty good to me. I wouldn't use them for anything more than temp securing of these properties until the house gets a new owner.
I gave MFS steady business for quite a few years. They shipped the wrong lock codes and gave me a partial order on the rest. Their paperwork showed that they gave me what I ordered, even though the shipping weight was off for what was missing. They chose to treat a long time customer poorly and I just went away.
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