Those things do work. Snakes are a must if the clog is further down the line though.This is the tool mentioned above http://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCraft-Zip-It-Bath-and-Sink-Hair-Snare-BC00400/100665735?N=5yc1vZbqnc and at $2.48 no home should be without one. They really work.
$180 is super cheap. He's a handyman, I presume.Thanks guys, it's actually one of my rentals and I don't have time to go there to fix it myself or that I would know how to. My maintenance guy charged me $180 to fix 1 completely clogged bathtub and 1 bathtub which drains really slow. Is that a reasonable price?