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Old 08-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #21
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I realized a long time ago that I won't try to educate these twits. If you try educating them, they usually think you are trying to pull some Carp on them. SO i figured it's a free roll on being a smart arse.

Old ugly lady:
Q. "Are you "cheap."
A. "I only work for people who understand quality".

Then don't say anything else.

Most fools have to learn the hard way.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #22
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I recently quoted a flat roll roof replacement. Husband previously did it, started at the top and worked down. Gallons of tar all over the place.

The wife continually made it clear she wanted it redone cheap (30k kitchen renovation going on btw). I let her know that I think I am cheap when compared with other home improvements and what mine protects.

Quote came in at $2300ish. Got an email saying she didn't want to spend more than 1k and that was the highend. I emailed her back telling her I understand and thanking her for the opportunity to bid her project.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #23
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When they ask if I am cheap i automatically say nope. Because i know they are.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #24
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I recently quoted a flat roll roof replacement. Husband previously did it, started at the top and worked down. Gallons of tar all over the place.

The wife continually made it clear she wanted it redone cheap (30k kitchen renovation going on btw).I let her know that I think I am cheap when compared with other home improvements and what mine protects.

Quote came in at $2300ish. Got an email saying she didn't want to spend more than 1k and that was the highend. I emailed her back telling her I understand and thanking her for the opportunity to bid her project.
I just don't understand why people are so clueless. A solid roof is pretty darn important. It is a necessity. A $30,000 kitchen is not a neccesity.

I like that you took the high road, and decided to bid her farewell respectfully.

I had to chuckle a little about how the husband does a flat roof.

Just my $0.02

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:21 AM   #25
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The comment she made, in regards to re-pointing, claiming that "it is easy, I don't know why you charge so much...."


I would most certainly not waste my time going to such a persons house and giving them a bid.

Then again, I generally do not give free estimates. I do paid consultations.

I don't like seeing or hearing the trade be devalued.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #26
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Rock Headed, the point you brought up about the lady telling him it looks easy, It's amazing how many times you do/practice something and then it looks easy. " We make this look easy!"- then definitely you are using your skills out there on the job. When a precision driver does a 180d spin parallel park between two cars, one could argue that it looks easy as well.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:03 PM   #27
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I thought it was very informative that she couldn't bring the word mortar to her tongue, and then didn't know the term tuck pointing, but she is an expert in how to fix her building and how much it costs.

"It's not that hard you know..."

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I just don't understand why people are so clueless. A solid roof is pretty darn important. It is a necessity. A $30,000 kitchen is not a neccesity.

I like that you took the high road, and decided to bid her farewell respectfully.

I had to chuckle a little about how the husband does a flat roof.

Just my $0.02

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It does look easy, and looking at how easy it looks, sitting at your desk surfing Youtube, is easy.

Then your sorry azz is is two stories up sweating, as you botch the roof job, or sucking in a metric ton of dust to grind out 1 sq' with only 4,000 left to go... then it's not so easy.

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