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Eh, starting to get calls for hanging Christmas lights? How do you price hanging Christmas lights? Send the apprentice and charge half rate?
 

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I used to do Christmas light installations until I started getting crazy on my own house every year. There was usually 2 types of people that would inquire; 1.) Little old lady whos husband was unable to get on a ladder or had recently passed away or 2.) Filthy rich with to big of a house to want to attempt hanging their own lights. For customer number one I would hang the lights and in return be paid with some sort of home baked treat that was made from scratch and worth more than a check. Customer number two would be charged normal business rates.
 

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I used to do Christmas light installations until I started getting crazy on my own house every year. There was usually 2 types of people that would inquire; 1.) Little old lady whos husband was unable to get on a ladder or had recently passed away or 2.) Filthy rich with to big of a house to want to attempt hanging their own lights. For customer number one I would hang the lights and in return be paid with some sort of home baked treat that was made from scratch and worth more than a check. Customer number two would be charged normal business rates.
its always great to see that
 

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I would happily leave them up all year! I think I'm a christmas grinch.. or maybe a scrooge is more like it. The holiday is too commercialized and all about spending money on junk.

It's fun for the kids though, I like that part… and eggnog! Mmmmm eggnog.
 

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doublejelectric said:
Eh, starting to get calls for hanging Christmas lights? How do you price hanging Christmas lights? Send the apprentice and charge half rate?
We took this in this year. We charge $169/$189 in two online coupons for up to 2 man hours then $100/hr after that for extra stuff. Avg ticket now is around $350-$400. We sell or rent lights too at 100% markup. Projected 150-200 houses in next 3 weeks
 

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Dont shoot me but i dont think u can legally leave lts up all yr... I believe nec says 90 days for holiday lts( its been a while but i thought i read this)
 

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We took this in this year. We charge $169/$189 in two online coupons for up to 2 man hours then $100/hr after that for extra stuff. Avg ticket now is around $350-$400. We sell or rent lights too at 100% markup. Projected 150-200 houses in next 3 weeks
That's a good idea. Thanks.
 

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Dont shoot me but i dont think u can legally leave lts up all yr... I believe nec says 90 days for holiday lts( its been a while but i thought i read this)
That's only if it's being supplied with a temporary source of power. If you had soffit receps or any regular outdoor receps feeding your Xmas lights I think you could leave them up as long as you wanted
 

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That's only if it's being supplied with a temporary source of power. If you had soffit receps or any regular outdoor receps feeding your Xmas lights I think you could leave them up as long as you wanted
I knew there was some redneck in that bluecollar! :thumbsup:

~CS~
 

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That's only if it's being supplied with a temporary source of power. If you had soffit receps or any regular outdoor receps feeding your Xmas lights I think you could leave them up as long as you wanted
I've seen the ninety day limit on the listing label on the light string itself. I guess they are meant to be disposable. :001_huh:
 

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Cletis said:
We took this in this year. We charge $169/$189 in two online coupons for up to 2 man hours then $100/hr after that for extra stuff. Avg ticket now is around $350-$400. We sell or rent lights too at 100% markup. Projected 150-200 houses in next 3 weeks
So, explain this renting of lights? How does that work? Pay ten bucks for a string and rent them to customer for twenty or they can buy them for twenty?
 

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Easy. Send me, charge $50 a man hour, plus parts and difficulty level. I'll bill you. Trust me, I'm a Christmas lighting god.
 
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