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Old 02-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Customer wants too much

Recently gave a quote to install surround sound mount projector and mount screen.

Customer had speakers ment for Sheetrock!

I told him to get mounting hardware for drop ceiling.

They don't make anything for those speakers, and he wants me to make something.

I'm ready to walk way, what would you guys do?
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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Cut drywall or plywood to go in those holes. It's not like it's an extra 3-4 days. It's only a few hours.
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3 speakers are 8-3/16 diameter

2 speakers are 9-3/4 diameter

The clips won't catch on ceiling pad plus plywood..

I thought about the plywood

I may get longer screws so it attaches to plywood
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3 way 10 pounds each


And 2 way 13 pounds

Do they are heavy
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:58 PM   #5
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I tried but that's for a paging speaker. My speakers are round and mount differently. They mount like an old work box. A round old work and pretty heavy
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Figure something out, and charge him.
Or have them return those ones and get the rigjt ones.
Charge alittle extra for the extra time.
Not the end if the world, we are pros that's what customers want a pro. Otherwise they would DIY.
Next time sell them the pieces.
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How about a photo of the speakers, or at least a model number so we can look it up and see what we're up against?
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http://www.volutone.com/POLK-90RT-9-...-9-P11589.aspx


If they're paying that much for speakers they will pay you just as much to install each one
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Indian customer, him and his wife haggled me together. I went lower on my bid then I would have normally gone. Also the house they live in was very luxurious.

I'm going to send him a proposal tonight for the project with the additional work needed to mount speakers.

I read on this site to quote high to Indian customers and then cut them a break to what I would originally have charged. I should have listened
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use 1/4 inch plywood the size of the drop tile, the screw are usually long enough to grab 7/8 inch thick stuff
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Answer- Charge large.


Next caller, on line 5 from Des Moines , what is your electrical pricing question?
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I thinks it is the way commerce operates in that part of the world, they hagel. I in no way mean any disrespect the guy was very nice it's just I get uncomfortable with hageling. I don't ripoff people I sometimes don't charge a service call fee if people are senior citizens and just had a tripped GfCi and it was on my way . Hageling makes me feel like my price was too high.

I agree u shouldn't lump all people into one category my mother in law is Italian and this past summer I watched her hagel a Chinese guy in Italy. I was uncomfortable watching it but that's how you get a deal at those stores that were owned by Asian people(Indian Chinese etc.) there was no pricing and you negotiate
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Id get some architectural recessed can mounting bars and tabs, clip them to the grid, slide the speaker through the cut hole in the tile, and use rebar tie wire wrapped around the sheetrock wing on the speaker around the mounting bars. Hard the explain. Then crank the screws down on the speaker to snug it to the ceiling tile.
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Id get some architectural recessed can mounting bars and tabs, clip them to the grid, slide the speaker through the cut hole in the tile, and use rebar tie wire wrapped around the sheetrock wing on the speaker around the mounting bars. Hard the explain. Then crank the screws down on the speaker to snug it to the ceiling tile.
I know what your saying, sounds good but the 1/4 plywood should work and I'll just support around the grid with tie-wire, mechanics wire,

Thanks
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Was trying to post a you tube video of monty python the haggle


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Could you just use a drywall ceiling tile? Or make one from a sheet of drywall? I know it will not match but might look nicer then plywood.
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Could you just use a drywall ceiling tile? Or make one from a sheet of drywall? I know it will not match but might look nicer then plywood.
You put the plywood on top of the ceiling tile.
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Tell them your a" no haggle" contractor.
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Answer- Charge large.


Next caller, on line 5 from Des Moines , what is your electrical pricing question?
"thank you for taking my call",could you please tell me if the solar business is profitable or not?
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