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Old 12-30-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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i recently was asked by a bank to summit a bid on removeing 475 square feet of carpet. i have no clue how much to ask for. I dont want to over bid and risk not getting any more jobs from this company. and I dont want to under bid and look like someone they can get ouer on. Can anyone help me?


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Old 12-30-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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well, there's a lot more we need to know (and you):
is this is a finished room? will you need to remove baseboards? furniture? how is the carpet adhered to the substrate? what is the substrate? what kind of carpet is it? etc...

personally i think bids are BS. the price is either so artificially high to cover all the "what-ifs" that the customer pays way more than they should, or the contractor eats labor cost. on something like removing a carpet i would personally insist on doing it by the hour.

or, closely examine the circumstances and imagine how long you think it would take you. add another half a day to be safe, and give it your best shot.


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Old 12-30-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
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It's a lot more labor intensive to take up glue direct carpet than it is stretch-in. We need more info. You would probably get more hits if this was in the flooring forum.
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this is a DIY forum and generally frowns on trying to help people run their business.

Since DIY typically means no labor charge, in light of the forum you have come to for assistance pricing this, I believe you should DIFF (do it for free).
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