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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
How is McD's involved? They stick to their knitting; selling millions of burgers and buying property.

On their web page some stores have the Mcafe inside them or connected to them i think

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2012, 09:25:11 PM »
But I also believe that Maccas will not be in every store.

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2012, 09:26:29 PM »
On their web page some stores have the Mcafe inside them or connected to them i think

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2012, 09:42:04 PM »
If Maccas is in the same development they will have stopped any other competition,,,, any company that can tell coke how much it will pay to be supplied by them is most likely doing the same sort of dictating to woolies,
and as for good for competition with bunnies, be a bit like the competition between shell and caltex,, do the still email each other their prices to keep the market fair?
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2012, 10:55:05 PM »
Bunnings over here in WA opened a store in a suburb called Harrisdale. Masters have opened a store about 5km down the same road. Now guess what Bunnings answer to that is.
 Yep they are building a new store right across the road from the Masters store.
They are just like their food counterparts, wont let one get away from the other and leave no room for a third party to open new stores. Here in WA Coles and Woolies have no real competition and they dictate what they will pay the suppliers.
Remenber when Bunnings first opened their warehouse stores they were so cheap on everything and forced any competitors to close up shop. Their prices have slowly crept up and people still think they are getting a bargain.

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2012, 10:57:33 PM »
i wondered if this meant that bunnings had gone into the flavoured milk business
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2012, 11:49:51 PM »
So seeing as how they look like ending up across the road from each other everywhere, and they both have the same "we'll beat it by 10%" policy, you can walk back and forward from one to the other until its Free  >:D

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2012, 06:55:00 AM »
So seeing as how they look like ending up across the road from each other everywhere, and they both have the same "we'll beat it by 10%" policy, you can walk back and forward from one to the other until its Free  >:D

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2012, 07:21:51 AM »
Haven't tried Masters yet as there isn't one on Brisbane northside and I'm not interested in driving across the city when I have three Bunnings stores within 10 minutes drive.

When I can I use my local hardware store, run by an old guy and his wife, as they will sell me a metre of conduit or seven screws if that's what I need.  I'm dreading the day when he finally retires and shuts up shop.  Unfortunately he seems to want a life as well as he closes lunchtime on Saturday.
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2012, 07:34:33 AM »
Dont take my word for it because i now work at Masters at Rutherford .

i beg to differ from one of the comments where it was said that they both sell rubbish and they would rather go to a specalist store .

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the first thing that got me was the QUALITY of there products and then there prices . Have a look at there power tools [ masters ] and then look at there hand tools .... go and look at there kitchens ....... they have employed MANY tradeis and put them in relevent departments .i would rather talk to a tradie that wants to talk to u rather than a young kid that knows NOTHING .
Masters to me has better gear and supierier customer service .the competitor has to now pull its socks up ......
i got a sale paper in the letter box from bunnings and from what i can see ... Masters is still cheaper

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« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 07:48:07 AM »
Bunnings did the same thing when they first opened. Employed tradies and promoted the fact that their staff knew their stuff. These days I avoid the staff because they read the packet instructions to me when I ask a question

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2012, 08:24:28 AM »
The trouble with the fierce competition is that it only gets rid of the peripheral players. Coles and Woolies own the grocery market. McDonald's, KFC and Burger King/Hungry Jack's have caused so many of the good roadside restaurants to close. Now we all pay $5 for a poor excuse for a hamburger. And similarly here, we will be forced to shop at one or the other and they'll be happy to each take their share of the market and so what if one or two people are diligent enough to try on the price gaurantee. They'll employ staff to be obstacles in that process.

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2012, 12:49:55 PM »
I found after masters opened that when I did go into Bunnings that I got smiles and a hello from the staff and some even asked if i need a hand compared to pre masters where it was fend for yourself.

personally a prefer a local hardware that is tucked away around the corner from us but on the weekend they are only open Saturday morning and weekends is fix-it time
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2012, 01:10:42 PM »
i wondered if this meant that bunnings had gone into the flavoured milk business
The local Repco store to work has more lollies and junk food than quality car parts now....
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2012, 01:42:17 PM »
We have a Masters at Nerang on the Gold Coast. I think it must have been one of the first opened in Australia. Just down the road, you can see it from Masters is Bunnings which has been established at Nerang for ages. The Masters at Nerang does have a Mickey D's in it, and also, just down the road (closer than Bunnings) is a full McDonalds store. I'd imagine the same guy runs both Maccas.

I don't have a preference for store. Masters is air-conditioned, where Bunnings isn't, and the stores appear to be alot more tidy, however, I'd nearly say that the store staff at Bunnings have a better product knowledge (if you can ever find one that want's to talk). Masters do seem to have a lot of staff.

Remember, Bunnings is owned by Westfarmers who also own Coles. Masters is a joint venture between Woolworths and Lowes Home Improvement from the USA (not to be confused with Lowes menswear in Australia).

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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2012, 02:50:55 PM »
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2012, 02:51:44 PM »
I've got one opening up soon just up the road. The building is nearly finished it'd bloody MASSIVE :cheers:
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2012, 02:53:10 PM »
They're popping up all over the place. One near me is nearly done, opposite Bunnings; can only be good for prices! Be very interesting to watch that battle rage across Ferntree Gully Road! I did some work on one in Mornington, and it was bloody enormous inside. Looking forward to checking one out.

So whats your thoughts Donuts? Do they stock some quality stuff amongst the crap (a la Bunnings), or is it just a giant $2 shop ;D ;D
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2012, 03:06:30 PM »
There is a Masters set to open shortly at North Lakes north side of  Brisbane, only a two minute drive from home. Given that my nickname for Bunnings is "everything but" (everything but the one you need) I'm hoping Masters can rise to the occasion  :D
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2012, 05:15:08 PM »
Bunnings etc, and shit service go hand in hand.

Its the price we pay for demanding things cheaper and cheaper.. nobody to blame but ourselves...

The small quality hardware store with a bloke there that could tell you that the way your planning on doing the job is wrong and this is how you should really do it, are 20+years gone.
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2012, 12:54:40 PM »
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According to the Masters website, there's one opening in Oakleigh South in June.
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2012, 11:32:32 AM »
We had a wonder around the Masters at Rutherford last night, and seemed like a good shop. Usual range of stuff, some of it is crap, some of it is looks pretty good. As with most things no doubt you will get what you paid for! Did however nothice that they had these plastic storgae cases that are similar to the spacecase that ARb sell. They were about 2/3rds of the price and would would probably a be good alternative!
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Re: Bunnings vs Masters
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2012, 12:54:18 PM »
The small quality hardware store with a bloke there that could tell you that the way your planning on doing the job is wrong and this is how you should really do it, are 20+years gone.

On the way out, certainly, but still hanging on in some places.  The Tru-Value store on Newman Road at Geebung (just south of the rail crossing) is the only one left that I know of on the north side of Brisbane - if anyone knows of any others please post them up.

When I landed here 30 years ago there was a hardware store in almost every shopping strip - then Bunnings came in and drove them all out of business.  Both Dogalogue stores near us closed several years ago, nowadays my only options are the Mitre 10 which is still hanging on at Toombul or the Bunnings at Albion, Carseldine or Stafford - and of course my friend at Geebung, but he is only open Sat morning over the weekend.
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