Fence Pricing

My daughter just called and they are looking to install a fence around their yard (Delaware OH area). They are looking at 280 feet of 4 ft vinyl picket fence, with one gate. The first estimate they got was an astromomical (at least to me!) $12,450! I guestimated closer to $5000 when I checked the price at Lowes of the type they were looking at and doubled it for the installation.
Ay thoughts on whether this is even a reasonable estimate (mine or theirs?)
Thanks!
Mark
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"mwlogs" wrote in message

My neighbor did a guesstimate on 40 ft. of vinyl across his front porch. He came up with $500 pricing out the 4ft. high with a couple posts. When I asked if he included connectors for attaching the fence to the sleeves, the 4x4's treated which the vinyl covers _slip_ over, the vinyl sleeves (posts) themselves, the plates for the 4x4's,lags & shields, the vinyl caps for on top of the sleeves, and a few other items that slip my mind at the moment, his answer was _no_. After writing down all the needed material, his cost was a little over $1,300.00. Far cry from his guesstimate. Throwing around figures is meaningless unless you price out ALL the materials needed. Lesson here is don't guesstimate. Get all your ducks in a row b/4 second guessing. Truthfully, $5k doesn't sound close.
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Yup. I included all the 'fix'ins' for the installation. Even padded it for the requisite 4 cases of beer to reward my friends for their hard work (AFTER the job's done of course!). Still no where near the $12K! Best thing is to go for another 'official' estimate, and them maybe take their list to lowes to see what they can do.

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Seems high. We installed our 300 feet of 6ft high privacy PVC fence for approx same price.

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mwlogs writes:

For that much I'll come and stand and glare at trespassers every night.
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Richard J Kinch wrote:

Yeah, but will you go out and hold the leash every time I need to let my dawgs out?? <g>
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We had 200 feet of 4' high wood picket fencing installed for $2,400. If I recall correctly, the fence company said it would cost about twice as much for vinyl.

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