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Old 06-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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And she told me $60 / hr plus materials plus 15% was too high!!!! Now it's $80 /hr to come behind this cheaper clown!!!!!
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Why would your hourly rate change....that may be why the trades are not trusted and why every price is questioned....

I do admit, it will take longer to fix than if they had just had you do the work properly the first time, so it will cost more.
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Why would your hourly rate change....that may be why the trades are not trusted and why every price is questioned....

I do admit, it will take longer to fix than if they had just had you do the work properly the first time, so it will cost more.
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I'm a $60 / hr on new construction

And $80 / hr on remodel work!!!

Those are upfront prices I've always had and she got my first quote for the original job and it was made blatantly clear!!!! I really don't like going behind another clown to figure out what he messed up!!!!!!!! That's the $20 difference.
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I usually charge the customer to demo the violation before I install my work. I feel that I am very reasonable with my pricing and I give a good code comment job when I am done.

It's funny that these people think nothing of spending close to $100 an hour at an auto repair shop but do not want to pay any where near that for electrical work in their house!
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BC!!!

I'm a $60 / hr on new construction

And $80 / hr on remodel work!!!

Those are upfront prices I've always had and she got my first quote for the original job and it was made blatantly clear!!!! I really don't like going behind another clown to figure out what he messed up!!!!!!!! That's the $20 difference.
I still do not understand the difference in your hourly rate. Why not charge $80 / hr for everything.

An hour is an hour. Why are some less valuable to you?
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I still do not understand the difference in your hourly rate. Why not charge $80 / hr for everything.

An hour is an hour. Why are some less valuable to you?
I hate going behind people doing work and would rather not do it! So if I do go behind people I charge more...
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I hate going behind people doing work and would rather not do it! So if I do go behind people I charge more...
So is the goal of increasing the price to discourage people from giving you those jobs? If your time is worth $80 and customers will pay $80, it seems to make sense to charge $80.

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The goal is to discourage incompetent workmanship based on price. I feel comfortable in my economic area with $60 and if they go with $35 to John doe and then call me back to fix his crap it's $80. Everyone knows codes and can wire but few know how to troubleshoot!!!! They can either pay me for it or rip the Sheetrock down and start again. That's the way I see it.
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The goal is to discourage incompetent workmanship based on price. I feel comfortable in my economic area with $60 and if they go with $35 to John doe and then call me back to fix his crap it's $80. Everyone knows codes and can wire but few know how to troubleshoot!!!! They can either pay me for it or rip the Sheetrock down and start again. That's the way I see it.
It's called an aggrevation fee !
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