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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2014, 07:53:02 AM »
Let me jump in here to explain lakewood vs. the rest of america. In Lakewood no one would dream of using a mat from home depot, because kaynus is readily available and not too expensive, and there is a lot of social pressure to be as mehudar as possible. Everywhere else, (Chicago, Cleveland, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles etc.) Kaynus et al is harder to get and much more expensive. You'd be paying literally 10 times the price sometimes, for a hechsher, when it's not really necessary. and even the mats with a hechsher have some issues, and there are people who won't use them.
Also in Lakewood the average Jew probably spends 3 or 4 times as much on Arba Minim as anyone anywhere else. יש דורשים לשבח....
You need to check your data set unless you are comparing to those who choose an esrog because it is nice and yellow
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2014, 09:32:47 AM »
You need to check your data set unless you are comparing to those who choose an esrog because it is nice and yellow
Based on personal experience and averages. Comparing kollel guy/alumni to kollel guy/alumni .

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 09:52:52 AM »
Based on personal experience and averages. Comparing kollel guy/alumni to kollel guy/alumni .
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Kollel guys definitely spend much more on 4 minim. You cant even compare.
Find me a non Kollel guy who would spend $50+ just for haddasim..

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2014, 10:01:40 AM »
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Kollel guys definitely spend much more on 4 minim. You cant even compare.
Find me a non Kollel guy who would spend $50+ just for haddasim..
Right.  Now,  keep in mind that the most expensive hadasim available outside of NY are $25.
An esrog in Lakewood can go for as much as $300 you can't find one in Chicago for more than $65

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 10:00:14 PM »


Right.  Now,  keep in mind that the most expensive hadasim available outside of NY are $25.
An esrog in Lakewood can go for as much as $300 you can't find one in Chicago for more than $65

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 11:14:04 PM »
Right.  Now,  keep in mind that the most expensive hadasim available outside of NY are $25.
An esrog in Lakewood can go for as much as $300 you can't find one in Chicago for more than $65
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In YYZ you can find $40 hadasim
And I am willing to bet a lot of money that you can find more expensive lulavim in Chicago
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2014, 11:20:24 PM »
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In YYZ you can find $40 hadasim
And I am willing to bet a lot of money that you can find more expensive lulavim in Chicago
I stand corrected.  I was referencing where I've been,  and assumed it was the same for other out of town communities.
However I think my point stands.  Definitely regarding the schach,  and the Lulav I bought here for $45 sells for $90 in NY,  where it was shipped from. Same Lulav from the same Box. (source is the mocher).  The California esrogim go for $250+ in Lakewood,  in California he can't sell anything for more than $75.

There is much more demand there. The majority of the mochrim here won't sell deri,  teimani esrogim,  and other niche products. 

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2014, 11:40:11 PM »
Pricing I think you are way off. Niche products there is definitely more demand in the NYC/Lakewood area
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2014, 11:47:01 PM »
Pricing I think you are way off. Niche products there is definitely more demand in the NYC/Lakewood area
I can only testify to my experiences and what the people who sell the stuff tell me. I bought arba minim in lakewood for 5 years. I've been buying them out of town for 5 years. All my numbers are based on conversations with mochrim, and the lulav and hadasim that I bought on Sunday night.
But I definitely may be misinformed.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 11:50:48 PM »
I can tell you for a fact that in YYZ i saw with my own eyes esrogim bought for $200+ and a few esrogim put aside with asking prices of nearly $500 !!!
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 11:54:15 PM »
I can tell you for a fact that in YYZ i saw with my own eyes esrogim bought for $200+ and a few esrogim put aside with asking prices of nearly $500 !!!
Must be a different breed of hungarians there :)

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 11:22:32 AM »
Must be a different breed of hungarians there :)
Have a confession to make. Apparently they have $180 esrogim here too. He only brought in five of them, and AFAIK other mochrim don't have them, but I stand corrected.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 12:45:30 PM »
In California i have seen esrogim sold for way over 100. But usually yanover or Israel

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 01:12:44 PM »
In California i have seen esrogim sold for way over 100. But usually yanover or Israel
This was teimini

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2014, 07:26:53 PM »
BTW according to the sefer by a talmid of r shlomo miller, he feels that using fencing is not appropriate.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2014, 10:19:59 PM »
I am looking for a photo of a wooden Venetian blind from around 1950-1960.

It is my understanding that until a few years ago, these blinds generally contained a woven strip of material. (instead of the stings, to hold the slats.)
If you can find such a pic online, or a link to something that would help it would be much appreciated. (A pic of your bubbies blinds would work!)


I need this to disprove someone's incorrect understanding of a teshuva of R Moshe RE using a wooden Venetian blind for sechach.

TIA!
I think you should read this article by the star-k, it discusses R Moshe's psak about the venetian blinds.
Also it discusses the placement of the schach, why they must be placed perpindicular etc.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2016, 09:53:05 AM »
September 24, 2014
 
The cRc chicago has researched some of the bamboo mats sold at Home Depot for their validity in using them for schach on your Succah. The current information as to which schach at Home Depot we recommend, is now on our website at:
http://www.crcweb.org/Schach%20Mat%20Fencing%20(Sep%202014).pdf

Let the discussion begin!

Link doesn't work, any updated info?

Can this be used
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x8-60-x96-Brown-Bamboo-Floor-Mat-Area-Rug-Tatami-Oriental-Chinese-Japanese-/252353699702?hash=item3ac173df76:m:m9a4XORTwoZ32Vbxj8vZRKg
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 10:01:09 AM »
Link doesn't work, any updated info?

use the first link in this WIKI
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2016, 02:11:05 AM »
Link doesn't work, any updated info?

Can this be used
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x8-60-x96-Brown-Bamboo-Floor-Mat-Area-Rug-Tatami-Oriental-Chinese-Japanese-/252353699702?hash=item3ac173df76:m:m9a4XORTwoZ32Vbxj8vZRKg
Cannot be used cause as you see the sides that hold it together (maimid) are made of material that is possul for schach