On Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 4:43:55 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
It would fun to reply just to see what he says.
"I am available. Will you cover transportation costs from the east coast? I
am used to my own tools, so you'd need to cover shipping for them also. If
you bought new bits for the router, I'd be willing to use those. Mine are
dull. FYI - I don't work weekends, which includes Fridays. Mondays are iffy."
That oughta get a rise out him.
BTW...what's with all the images of doors/doorways? His ad was for window
Personally, I'd prefer not to work for a contractor who doesn't know the
difference between a window and a door! ; ) He keeps describing how
easy the work is. To me that sounds like he wants to keep the money
from the job for himself. Who do we know who is close to north Seattle?
On Monday, August 8, 2016 at 9:16:07 AM UTC-4, DerbyDad03 wrote:
I received an email response from the poster of the ad. I'm including it
as written, except for the signature line. (I removed his personal
information mainly because it was technically a "private" email to me)
The grammar, spacing and punctuation is his. I'm not so sure about the
"Attention to Detail" noted in his signature line. ;-)
Hi! Why does your ad show pictures of doors and doorways if the work is
related to window frames?
carpentry is carpentry. im a carpenter.
a window here and there. this specific
project is to make some window
frames. which require carpentry.
(The following appeared to be his default email signature)
Please call any time if you have any questions.
His Phone Number
His Company Name (supposed to be a link, but there was a space in it,
so it couldn’t be clicked)
His Company’s Phone Number
*Attention to Detail
If he was in my town, I might try working for him, for the experience.
I met a "woodworker" (sort of) at a craft shop recently who was rather
afraid of telling anything for fear people were going to steal his
ideas. I didn't even ask him anything. But he mentioned alot of people
come in trace things, ask what sort of glue he uses, etc.
That's part of the scam. The hourly rate is a diversion. He claims to pay
for completed work, but I bet he'll find something you didn't finish to
avoid paying. At that time, you'll be no longer welcome on his property or
so frustrated with him you'll write the entire thing off.
He might be the kind of guy you only negotiate with with him being on the
wrong side of a Kill-O-Zap blaster.
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