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Old 03-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Looking for someone that does moldings. need 1000 ft of molding . Needing someone that can get all of this at cost. Looking to start asap!!! call 206 235 ****. We need someone with exp. in this type of work. as well as references. call Orlando @ 206 235 **** wanting to get everything done for around $2500 including material for base and door trim. we are looking for a 7in base molding, for the doors we want a fluted modling on the side that sits on top of a flat box with the architrave on the top of the door. there are 1000 ft of base and 14 doors. I have pictures of what we are looking for in design I can email I have gotten a lot of calls for this job. if you dont feel like this is enough money for you please dont call to tell me its to low. Im looking for people interested in the job not people wanting to speak there mind on how much they think they should make. We are working on a budget so we are trying to keep it around a 15 to 20 an hour price for install. trim seems to be around 1500 for base trim and door trim. If you flag this again dont worry Im pretty free right now an can just keep posting it! This is a real job that im looking to hire someone for.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/lbg/1092218465.html

My god, 1000' of MDF purchased ind installed for $2500
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Nice to see somebody already flagged the cheap-ass SOB.

There is nothing lower than people who prey on the desperation of others in tough economic times to get a deal. May God have mercy on their darkened souls.

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We should all chip in and start a company that purely flags posts from moron homeowners
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Dumb f**king people piss me off
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I wonder how much the materials alone will cost? 7" base, and fluted verts on the doors. And he wants to buy the material "at cost". Add to that he wants to pay $15-20/hr. The going rate around here is at least double that.
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We should all chip in and start a company that purely flags posts from moron homeowners
Someone has already come up with that!

http://www.craigsflagger.com

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Old 03-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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If only I was in the area what a sweet gig!

I can just imagine the rooms too. I am sure it is a 250x 250 box with doors all over.

If you want the trim at cost, go buy it for me.

If you want me to work for less than half my going rate, this might be a good job for me to train the flunkie who works with me.

By the way, the training process will cost some extra trim too. Something about cutting once, measuring twice...

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holy cow, that's cheap, and I bet that he does get someone do do it for a cut rate. with the appropriate skill level!!! I figure, 1000 feet of 7" baseboard? my price on that alone would hover around 3k - plus the cost of the material. There is also the added warning flag of the poster- you just know that he's gonna be over your shoulder and try to bully you into a lower price - nope, this is a "run away" job. I'd run away!!


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call 206 235 ****.
Did you x out his phone number? I find that kind of funny if you did. It was already posted on the internet wasn't it?
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #10
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Post the phone number so we can call please!!!!!!!! I would love to fly in from VA and do this.
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I had a dream last night.Someone calls me and says something to the affect of "I know it is really slow right now so I know I can pretty much name my price and get you to do what I want."

My wife woke me before I had a chance to respond...
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Murphy, your to late that guy already got a crew to do the job for him.


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Shucks I was getting hotels and everything.
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[quote=Anti-wingnut;643825]If you flag this again dont worry Im pretty free right now an can just keep posting it! This is a real job that im looking to hire someone for.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/lbg/1092218465.html

Probably laid off from his job as a new home designer.

Ask him to draw up plans for your next 3500sq/ft house and tell him you can only afford $100 for his services.

The market being what it is and all..................

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Someone has already come up with that!

http://www.craigsflagger.com

That's interesting, I wonder if it works?
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post the phone number so we can call please!!!!!!!! I would love to fly in from va and do this.
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If you flag this again dont worry Im pretty free right now an can just keep posting it! This is a real job that im looking to hire someone for.
Hmm- if you check the sub-section it was posted in, it seems that he miscalculated on being able to keep reposting it.

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ban em LOL
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he will get it but what will it look like.
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