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Old 07-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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And there are plenty of unqualified people happy to make that too.

My actual labor rate is higher than that. You have to understand the business of HVAC to survive as a viable company.

My labor rate would be lower....if you brought your stuff to my location. However, since this is all custom work integrated into your home, I have to come to you with parts and tools and licenses and insurance in a truck that doesn't get that good of gas mileage to carry all that stuff.

Manufacturer's warranty? All they do is hand you a part.....after you take the old one off, take it to a distributor, fill out a mile of paperwork and hope to get your money back.....all of this takes TIME and Mileage and figures into the hourly rate.
" Your post reminds me when I was a kid the TV man used to come to the house to repair the console it cost a fortune now we throw them away (maybe)."

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #17
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" Your post reminds me when I was a kid the TV man used to come to the house to repair the console it cost a fortune now we throw them away (maybe)."

I remember the same thing, 1967 when we got our first TV and Mr. Froberg delivered it....he used to come and repair them too with all the tubes and such. He is gone today because his industry went to disposable. It's easy when the only integration is a cable you call your provider for.
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Mr.Froberg should of adapted to the changing technology and sold all appliances,not service work.His problem...
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #19
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All of the TV stores and most of the local appliance stores are gone now. Sears/Home Depot/Lowes/Menards/Circuit City/Best Buy saw to that. Circuit City didn't even survive that competition.

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