I desperately need a new electrical service. Someone told me I needed to replace my panel; it was wet and sparking inside. I called several electricians and they all tried to RIP ME OFF. One of them wanted $1500 for the job. I checked Home Depot and saw that the panel was well under $150 with several breakers. The meter box was under $50 and how much could the wire cost. I could do it myself, but I don't know how, and anyway, it's a pretty straightforward job for the right person. I figure it's tops 4 or 5 hours and I am even willing to add an extra hour in, just in case. So, I figure, with the material, the job is worth $500, tops. I'm offering $550. If you work for an electrician and need a side job, this one seems like a good deal. I would like a few references, just to make sure you know what you're doing, and once we set up a time, I expect you to be prompt, and ready to work; e-mail for details. Would help if you have license and insurance, just in case you know.
This came off of Philly's Craigslist (labor section).