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Fentoozler
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In NJ, all advertising MUST have [among other things] the EC's license number.

I know for a fact the number is not above 20,000...this guy ...not so much:
ELECTRICIAN HOURLY -
ELECTRICIAN HOURLY

Date: 2009-07-21, 9:15PM EDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

I am looking to take on some side work I am a very knowledgable and depenable electrician i have run a number of jobs in the north jersey area I can wire or fix anything that has to do with electric
for the FRACTION OF THE COST of an electrical contractor.
Contact me for a quote or an hourly rate Joe 201-421-4085


  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • License info: 144784





PostingID: 1282227222
150,000 licensed EC's in NJ :blink:


....must have been a typo :rolleyes:
ELECTRICIAN LOOKING FOR SIDE WORK -
ELECTRICIAN LOOKING FOR SIDE WORK (jersey)

Date: 2009-07-21, 9:08PM EDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

I am looking to take on some extra work for nights and weekends I have run a number of residential /commercial work in the north jersey area I am not licensed but am taking my test in august
I CAN get permits stamp that isn't an issue.
Please feel free to call me for a quote or I can give you an hourly rate as well. I am able to wire or fix anything that has to do with electric from service upgrades,backup generators to landscape lighting and solar panel installs at a FRACTION OF THE COST of any other electrical contractor
If you are interested call me direct Joe 201-421-4085


  • Location: jersey
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • License info: 144784





PostingID: 1282216361
Unbelievable.

A wanna-be-EC undercutting himself.



:laughing:
 

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IM A EXPIERIENCED ELECTRICIAN (25 yrs. in the buisness) and just looking to make a few dollars and save you a few in these hard times ...... i know all the codes and i specialize in troubleshooting, i can do whatever you need, recessed lighting, fans (all types) outlets, switching, finished basements and additions, whatever your electrical concerns are i can answer your questions and fix your problems ...... many many satisfied customers, give me a call thanks Tom (609) 429-3132 (my cell)

http://cnj.craigslist.org/sks/1301573401.html

This is too funny. I called this guy and he told me he could do a 200 amp service for $1,000.00 but that I would have to pull the permit.

"The materials would be about, oh I dunno, $450.00."

And to top that.... this guy sounded like somebody I used to work with years ago.
 

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Remember in Jersey they played around with the license numbering system a few years ago? I thought to myself, maybe the guy is using the old numbering method (without the "34EI" prefix and the other zeroes). But you look up "Joe" or "Joseph" using the online search at Consumer Affairs, and "144784" doesn't match any combination after the "34EI".

That's a hefty fine for advertising that you're licensed when you're really not. I think it's a $10,000 fine and possible jail time.

Check that. I just reread the post. He already admits he's not licensed.
 

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Fentoozler
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Remember in Jersey they played around with the license numbering system a few years ago? I thought to myself, maybe the guy is using the old numbering method (without the "34EI" prefix and the other zeroes). But you look up "Joe" or "Joseph" using the online search at Consumer Affairs, and "144784" doesn't match any combination after the "34EI".

That's a hefty fine for advertising that you're licensed when you're really not. I think it's a $10,000 fine and possible jail time.

Check that. I just reread the post. He already admits he's not licensed.

With or w/o the 34EI - see Mags sig above your posting - the number is so totally bogus ......my number from '93 is only in the 12,000's.
Mags just passed in April (?) of '09 with a 16k number........144,784......:laughing:



I just noticed....Mags number is exactly 4000 higher than mine.
 

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So did you call your state licensing authority or send them the link?

I'm sure they'd like to get another 10K fine under their belt .... :blink:
 

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With or w/o the 34EI - see Mags sig above your posting - the number is so totally bogus ......my number from '93 is only in the 12,000's.
Mags just passed in April (?) of '09 with a 16k number........144,784......:laughing:



I just noticed....Mags number is exactly 4000 higher than mine.

My license number (the card that comes with the certificate) also has that "34EIO" number before the actual licensed number. What is that all about?
 

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Fentoozler
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My license number (the card that comes with the certificate) also has that "34EIO" number before the actual licensed number. What is that all about?
It's got something to do with McDonald... EI EIO:laughing:
 

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I tried calling Joe to price out a 200 amp service but it went straight to voice mail.

No wonder why I can't sell an upgrade for $2k.
Hire Joe as a sub! :laughing:
 

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"Hey, Joe, I have job for you but I can only pay you $8 per hour because there are knuckleheads out there working without a license doing services for $1,000 bucks.

Ok?"

I battle with these people through emails just to hear their stories. They got balls advertising. Change a fan here, change a fan there, I did it but I never advertised or made business cards or any of that. People today must know that's almost impossible to get caught or not much enforcement takes place.
 
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