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Old 12-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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I'm fixing a rotted 15 ft x 15ft side of a condo . It needs a15ft rim joist and 5 studs also a corner 15ft high .also suporting the condo with lollie colums . I'm charging $3000.00 to high . They saying I'm over biding

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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I should charge you $3000 to fix your spelling.

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Man, there's a charge for miss spelling? Guess I'm going to have to get a real job to make the payments.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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Can't much help you. There are too many factors and variables that will affect costs.
This includes the site conditions, material costs, labor costs, and overhead expenses such as; fuel, various insurances, licensing, permits, equipment, annual business costs, OSHA safety compliance, EPA-RRP Lead compliance, other hazardeous compliance, debris disposal cost, tenting of areas and clean-ups, logistics, if painting is included, if interior work is included and it is finished space with people living in it, etc, etc, etc....

FWIW: My take is ----- That I personally don't give a rats behind, what people "think things should cost" (high, or low), or what some " inexperienced Hack with no insurance or license" is bidding at, for the same type of project. My prices are based on experience. They are fair, correct, and par for the industry. I know this beyond any shadow of a doubt.

This may not be what you wanted to hear, but in conclusion, if you don't have enough experience, understanding of budgets/expenses/costs, or confidence in your pricing, then maybe you should not be out bidding professionally on work.
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I can only quote if you tell me about the colors that will go on your work. I think this is the nicest moderator position on what you ask?

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This is for Atlantic . Your are right about the bidding . Thanks for your reply and my bid was correct. The other bid was from a unlicensed contractor which the owner caught on the street. The worst is the people who are calling me have been robbed by other contractors. It's sad what's going on at the shore.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:50 AM   #7
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Don't feel bad---If you worked up an honest set of numbers on a complicated job how could you be that much 'to high'?

The other bid is missing something----so that fellow will either loose money---or more likely,cheat the customer by cutting corners to make up the $3000---

So another customer will be robbed----because they were sure they could get the same work done for $3000 less than your bid----
Greedy people are good marks----and get taken frequently---don't feel bad---(and don't buy that condo)
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Don't feel bad---If you worked up an honest set of numbers on a complicated job how could you be that much 'to high'?

The other bid is missing something----so that fellow will either loose money---or more likely,cheat the customer by cutting corners to make up the $3000---

So another customer will be robbed----because they were sure they could get the same work done for $3000 less than your bid----
Greedy people are good marks----and get taken frequently---don't feel bad---(and don't buy that condo)
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Thanks , I give an honest price and now people are starting to see that . I just can't stand to see people robbed . It gives the good contrator a bad name on some cases.
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It will never change----there is a certain type of customer that doesn't understand that repair work can be complicated and doing it the correct way is going to cost a lot more that a hacked together patch.

Often they are proud of the poor work that they get,too.
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I'm seeing a lot of that but I'm expanding as people see the quality of work we do. All word of mouth . That's the best .
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #12
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A lot of my jobs is fixing work done on the cheap by shoddy "contractors" or by a friend or by H/O who watch a lot of fix-it shows on HGTV.
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Yes you are right . Tim the tool man . Lol

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