Oh brother! If they want to stay in business they will charge a reasonable
charge. A 1600% markup is far from reasonable. It's not like it took the guy
all day to do it. After I gave him the ok he had it done in less than 15
min. He got his service charge + the 1600% markup. There is nothing that
could justify that.
Hey dipshit, it's like my other posts states... there's different ways to
price products and services.
Service Call $80
===========Total repair $ 455
Do you really think his labor and overhead only cost him $80?????
If so, you're a complete idiot.
Would it comfort you if his bill was as follows:
Service Call $80
Labor costs $300
=============Total repair $ 455
What did you say, you only make $10-15-20 an hour working for someone?
If so, ask your employer what he charges for your time. If he can't or won't
tell you, just think about the cost that are attached to your employment.
Paid Sick Days
Paid Personal Days
Place to work
Other employees wages
It's all part of the bigger picture you fail to see... clients pay for
everything. If not, you're subsidizing your business, period!
Are you starting to see that a $80 service call fee isn't going to cut
Did you get a price before he did the work? And did you get a couple other
I guess the question no one has yet asked. What do you think would be a fair
price? Hundred bucks? Two hundred?
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:04:53 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
No wonder you cant stay in business Stormy. Maybe you could ask all
your customers (the only 2 you have) "Hey, I fixed your furnace. What
do you think would be fair to pay me?"
I guess most could pay you with a bucket of spit and a condom full of
cum. That we be more than fair for an idiot like you.
Since the charges were bogus to begin with I'll start over.
I'd say a 100% markup on the R22 and a reasonable service charge.
Service charge = $125 for the first hour + $80 for each additional hour
If the job took less than 1 hour to complete: Less than $200.
BTW: No he didn't find the leak. He guessed it was the evaporator coils and
he didn't want to test his guess.
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