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Dehumidifiers?

Does anyone know how much HUD is paying for Dehumidifiers?
SG is saying Hudís allowable is $250.00 less discount.
At that price SG makes more on their discount than I make installing the thing.
Anyone know of a place online to order them cheap?
I have been getting them from MFS, and after I add shipping, sales tax, and install cost I'm in the hole. Hud seems to be approving dehumidifiers on every property now. They don't seem to care that these will all be junk by spring from freezing as they don't want to turn on the heat.
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Does anyone know how much HUD is paying for Dehumidifiers?
SG is saying Hudís allowable is $250.00 less discount.
At that price SG makes more on their discount than I make installing the thing.
Anyone know of a place online to order them cheap?
I have been getting them from MFS, and after I add shipping, sales tax, and install cost I'm in the hole. Hud seems to be approving dehumidifiers on every property now. They don't seem to care that these will all be junk by spring from freezing as they don't want to turn on the heat.
A bit cheaper than MFS - http://www.ushardwaresupply.com/dehu...umidifier.aspx
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Try Home Depot also.I bought a couple 45 pints for only 79.00 a piece.
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You might want to recheck the price with SG, I work for them as well and on the REO pricing model dehumidifiers are $350 less discount
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Dehu for $350? $250? Good grief.
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Does anyone know how much HUD is paying for Dehumidifiers?
SG is saying Hudís allowable is $250.00 less discount.
At that price SG makes more on their discount than I make installing the thing.
Anyone know of a place online to order them cheap?
I have been getting them from MFS, and after I add shipping, sales tax, and install cost I'm in the hole. Hud seems to be approving dehumidifiers on every property now. They don't seem to care that these will all be junk by spring from freezing as they don't want to turn on the heat.
I fought this fight 6 months ago when HUD rolled out their price for dehumdifiers. It work like this... Purchase one 45 pint $190 (home depot) tax included, deliver one and place one $50(does not include drain hose), profiit, O/H & discount 45% I came up with $350+/-
I contacted the HUD Office an requested an explanation... I was informed to find a refurbished one...lol. I've never heard of a refurbished dehumidfier.

See them as a loser... I did some research on them. According to http://www.allergyconsumerreview.com...er-review.html

I got to asking what do you want the dehumdifier to do. Most clerks can't answer that. I learned that specific sizes are required in different sized rooms... etc.

So know for $250 they get 3-4 moisture absorbtion bags hung in a closet...
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for $250 they get 3-4 moisture absorbtion bags hung in a closet...
LOL, I like that.

You can find them online for $125- $150. We buy in bulk to avoid shipping.
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Dehumidifiers

Us hardware supply- has raised the price from $100 to $160. Homedepot had one for $179 but thats no longer around. I have noticed how some contractors are getting cheap ones.. they are taking them from the houses.. and then you bid to put another one in and make no money for a second time. very frustrating
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Cheapest I find is $138 at Menards. We don't put a hose on them anymore either. Somewhat defeats the purpose of a dehumidifier as it'll shut off when it fills up but can't afford to do that at $250.

As someone mentioned above, I did get $350 still on the REO pricing model for one cradle to grave property I did for SG.
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I have also stopped putting the drain hoses on. I now state in my bid that it is not self draining dehumidifier and that constant monitoring is required. I then place a seperate bid for $50.00 to "Convert Dehumidifier to Self Draining" which includes drain hose and a medium duty extension code if needed to make unit drain into floor drain or sump pump. Have yet to get one of these approved yet.
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