There is nothing new about this and we hear about this on this blog all the time.
And she was still looking for a better price.On the same note, talking to our roofer the other day. He went to bid a roof job, 22 sq. tear off, re-sheath with 1/2" osb, paper, flashings, shingles. He gave the lady the quote, she looked at him like he was the devil! Said the "other" guy gave her a price of $1900. That won't even buy the shingles!
I have one client like that I work for, only one because I can't afford to help every struggling person out there or I would be one myself. I am sure many other guys on here do the same as well.There is another side of the coin that's never addressed on CT.
There are alot of people who simply don't have the money to pay for their repairs. What is the single mother working two minimum wage jobs with her leaking roof and rotted floor under the toilet supposed to do?
The general advise here is it's the contractors fault that these people call you and that you need to market and sell yourself better.