|Posted by hj on March 18, 2004 at 23:24:14:|
|In response to Re: faucet rplacement cost|
When you have been in business for any length of time, you will discover that not all jobs can "get an estimate first", unless it is "jacked up" to cover anything that could go wrong. I have often found that the majority of jobs that "go wrong" are those that I gave an estimate on prior to starting and things did not go as easily as anticipated. My customers fall into all your categories, and some you did not mention, but have seldom, if ever, asked my rates before or after the job is done.
: : I recently bought a new bathroom (wide spread)faucet and initially began removing my old faucet. I gave up after I removed both hot and cold fixtures but was unable to remove the main spout. I hired a plumber who charged me $440.96 to finish the replacement. Did I get ripped off? Is that the going rate? He spent just under two hours to complete the job. Any response is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
: $440 ?? You paid that much for 2 hours labor and don't know if you got cheated ?? Didn't you get a estimate? Assuming you bought the faucet --You got ripped- big. That is why people don't call plumbers unless they are desperate ,or rich,or crippled ,or old,or naive. It is the greedy minority that take advantage of these types of people. Always get their hourly labor rate before they come out. If they won't give you a straight answer call someone else. No offense to the honest plumbers out there. To the rotten eggs I say take gas. spud
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