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Old 01-10-2018, 07:29 AM   #21
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All good advice. need to get a minimum charge though.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:38 AM   #22
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All we need is 1 more comment repeating what's already been said and then this horse will be dead.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:59 AM   #23
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Like I said I thought it was high but new the size would change so didnít bring it up thinking I would discuss. My shortfall was assumption. My previous guy would just measure and bill accordingly. I purposely didnít sign because I didnít want to be locked in since the size was not exactly know. But again ultimately I assumed everyone would do like I would. (If I gave a bid to hang 10 doors and there was only 8, I would never expect to have contract amount paid since I didnít do 10 door). That is where I will use this as a learning experience.


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Obviously youíll probably never use this guy again. You got lucky and found the one HO willing to pay those prices. Make that customer happy and maybe next time they want something done you can be the guy cleaning up.
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Like I said I thought it was high but new the size would change so didn’t bring it up thinking I would discuss. My shortfall was assumption. My previous guy would just measure and bill accordingly. I purposely didn’t sign because I didn’t want to be locked in since the size was not exactly know. But again ultimately I assumed everyone would do like I would. (If I gave a bid to hang 10 doors and there was only 8, I would never expect to have contract amount paid since I didn’t do 10 door). That is where I will use this as a learning experience.


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I am a little confused. Your first post said the concrete price was a little high and asked if you should pay the bill. You did not say the price for 4 x 16 sq ft was $5500, or $85 per sq ft and ask if you should pay the bill. Then, you wrote a post saying you paid the $5500 like you did what was the right thing to do. It certainly was not the right thing to do business-wise and it won't take long to go broke if you keep making those types of bad decisions. It is hard to believe that your customer is willing to pay $5500 for a patch when people get entire driveways replaced for less than $3,000.

Why is the concrete 8 inches thick. The average sidewalk, concrete slab and driveway is only 3-1/2 inches thick and even commercial driveways are only 6 inches thick. I never saw concrete that thick with the exception of freeways and some main boulevards.

Actually, I did see some concrete that was 4 feet thick. It was supporting multi-million dollar printing presses inside a building. I thought the thickness was amazing and always wonder how and why the engineers determined that it had to be that thick (deep).

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I am a little confused. Your first post said the concrete price was a little high and asked if you should pay the bill. You did not say the price for 4 x 16 sq ft was $5500, or $85 per sq ft and ask if you should pay the bill. Then, you wrote a post saying you paid the $5500 like you did what was the right thing to do. It certainly was not the right thing to do business-wise and it won't take long to go broke if you keep making those types of bad decisions. It is hard to believe that your customer is willing to pay $5500 for a patch when people get entire driveways replaced for less than $3,000.

Why is the concrete 8 inches thick. The average sidewalk, concrete slab and driveway is only 3-1/2 inches thick and even commercial driveways are only 6 inches thick. I never saw concrete that thick with the exception of freeways and some main boulevards.

Actually, I did see some concrete that was 4 feet thick. It was supporting multi-million dollar printing presses inside a building. I thought the thickness was amazing and always wonder how and why the engineers determined that it had to be that thick (deep).


The first post was that the guy couldnít come out so I told him I didnít know exact size but to give me a price based off 6x20. He gave a price of 5500. The real size was only 4x16 so I thought there should be a credit, he did not. Since ultimately I didnít confirm with him the actual sqft and have him adjust the price before he started, everyone felt I should pay his bid amount. I thought it was high when he threw out 5500 but I didnít question it since I thought when he saw the actual size it would be adjusted accordingly. The 8Ē thick was because it was an existing patio in front of Nanawall doors the slab had lifted so it was hitting the door bottoms. We decided to go thicker to under pin the concrete slab of the house in hopes to keep it from lifting again.


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I'm a bit confused .
you asked a guy to quote a job that is no larger than 6 x 20 . he did that based on 45$ sq ft
he quoted that price , you accepted it , so did the customer

job turns out to be less sq ft ( a lot less, nearly half) but its under the sizes quoted.
he is within contract and should be paid

if he decides to give you money off its a gesture of good will but not required.

I don't see any reason not to use him again in the future. he did the job when he said he would to the specs and to the agreed quote.
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If you, an unfamiliar contractor, hired me to replace a single window trim you thought was 5' long for $200 over the phone, and I made it happen between the holidays, and it was actually 4 feet long,

Do you really expect me to take $40 off your invoice?

- I got the job done for the quoted price
- I worked around what could be a difficult schedule
- I bailed you out
- I took a chance that you, A new account, wouldn't flake out and not pay me.
- did I mention it was done well?

- perhaps if I knew what was going on behind the scenes, I would have to consider if I wanted to work for you again. If you won't pay the price I want, plenty of other people well.


On the other hand, if I gave you a $500 go away price for the same job, and you accepted the price, I might knock off 50 bucks as a good will measure.


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