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Old 09-06-2007, 05:19 PM   #16
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If he tell you what is the problem... you will feel more heart broken.... somthing like... tightened up one screw.... if he already fixed the problem... do you mean you get it for free now.... or he undo the fix by loosening up the screw again because you refuse to pay...

if he tell you the problem... then you can tell him it is too expensive... then you fix it yourself as you know the problem after he left... that doesn't work either....
He does not even need to tell me what the problem is. Just give me a price, and I'll compare it with other electrician. I do have a chose to choose, don't I?

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If he does not investigate how can he give you a price? What is supposed ot give you a price on?
It should be "I charge $XX/hr. It should take between X and X hours."

Troubleshooting wiring is not like getting your car tuned up. It is NEVER cut and dry.


I still have no clue what really happened there. You come on here with several scenarios and are wondering what is going on.

So WHAT HAPPENED?
Did he come there to give you an estimate and then proceed to fix the problem without your consent???
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he already fixed the problem. It's suppose to be a free estimation, it should not have cost me anything if he comes over and have a look.
You're talking in circles. He fixed the problem, but it shouldn't have cost me anything for him to take a look....he didn't just take a look...

lemme clear my throat


HE FIXED THE PROBLEM!!!


Maybe the "estimation" was free....he DID THE WORK...so THAT cost $129. I must be missing something. Seems pretty cut-n-dry to me.

BTW, I'm not an electrician and I don't do electrical work. BUT, as far as the work I do, I wouldn't walk through your door for less than $100.

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I think I am going to end this discussion. Thank you for your participation, and I had wonderful time reading your replies.
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I think I am going to end this discussion. Thank you for your participation, and I had wonderful time reading your replies.
What's the matter? Talked yourself into a corner?
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What's the matter? Talked yourself into a corner?
I am just thinking you are being too harsh to a minor, not that you know I am a minor, that's all.
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Since you are a minor, maybe you should ask your Mom or Dad for advice next time. I believe this is really a good forum, and that we can all learn a lot.
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I am just thinking you are being too harsh to a minor, not that you know I am a minor, that's all.
That explains A LOT!
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Sounds as if someone did something wrong, and had to fix it before mom and dad came home!
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I have no idea what you are talking about.
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This!
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That's not what I meant.
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Gotcha. Just a little slow on the uptake today
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