No, they might have, OTOH, the price they pay for
gas, an their other costs may all be nearly
identical. However, gas station prices are a bit
anomalous compared to many stores/products.
Even more difficult to comprehend is how 3 highly
different prices at the same corner (and I have
seen that with price differences as much as 25
cents (when gas was around $1.50 per gallon would
indicate that the prices were based on some other
I find plumbers charge wildly differing prices, so I get several estimates,
and I tend to stay away from by-the-job quotes, once you think you have
found a competent and honest plumber. Our plumber charges by the hour, gives
significant discounts if there is additional work found that needs doing
while he is here. Best to talk to neighbors, get some names. I tend to stick
with independent small-business plumbers that own their own business, and
work out of their trucks, with low overhead and no "storefront". I also
reduce costs by buying fixtures, etc, via the Internet, then disassembling
existing connections or appliances to make access easier and chargeable time
shorter, and so forth.
On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:20:53 -0500, "Pat in Atlanta"
You didn't marry a plumber though did you?
Ask your husband if he'd like to have spent much time in crawl spaces
after having some pipes burst.
Ask him if he'd like to get under your kitchen sink, _on his back_ &
reach up in a tight space & try to break a fitting loose.
Ask him if he'd like to have done that hundreds or more times.
Digging up sewer lines, replacing wax seals.....
Ya gotta start somewhere.
Ask him (if he's anywhere close to 50) how his body would feel about
20 or 30 years of that kind of day in & day out stuff.
Today I checked on replacing thermostat on my car.
The job involved removing oil filter(easily accessable and not below
the car like some others), and undoing two bolts below filter. Part is
$5. Repairshop quote: $3xx.00
Toyota Repair manual lists: 0.4 hour lab.
I am in the wrong business.
I do! Except for changing a thermostat on my
Explorer. Three bolts, all hard to get at, and
three different sized heads, one of which I could
not fit any SAE or metric socket or box end on.
Another Ford better idea.
-> >Today I checked on replacing thermostat on my car.-> -> >>The job involved removing oil filter(easily accessable and not below-> >>the car like some others), and undoing two bolts below filter. Part is-> >>$5. Repairshop quote: $3xx.00-> >>Toyota Repair manual lists: 0.4 hour lab.-> >>I am in the wrong business.-> -> >Then fix it yourself.-> >-> >If you don't break a bolt off it'll be easy.-> >What could go wrong?-> -> Wife, it is always a woman.-> -> She thinks that spilled a/f in the garage could poison -> the dogs.
She's right. Many animals die horribly from drinking "spilled" anti-freeze.
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