"Fine I'll do it, but I need a deposit then you can pay me the rest after the job is done...and we have to do it cash because if I have to claim $10/hr then it really leaves me with nothing...I'm only doing this because you're my friend"
Then ask for a deposit in the amount he already owes you, plus interest.
Then tell him to kiss your *#@ with his tongue out.
With friends like that you don't need enemies.
He had the kitchen painted about 2 years ago. He owes me for 2 welding jobs and some other stuff. He always pays me, I do alot of work on his farm equipment.Surely he didn't borrow money from you around the time he had the kitchen painted?
You guys drug up a old thread. :laughing:I'd tell him... "$10/hour, sure... for the scaffold... now what about me?"...
...and then remind him that he paid $1800 for his kitchen, with no scaffolding, inside, no second story, etc... one side of the house is more work than that...
...and then see if he is a mooch or a friend... :whistling
Let me guess... the $10/hour INCLUDES materials, right?... :laughing: :no:
Dang... fell for the old thread trick again... :blink:You guys drug up a old thread. :laughing:
This guy did get his house painted, there was a sign in the yard from whoever did it. Id like to know what he paid. Id bet it was more then $10hr. I haven't talked to this guy in years, I don't have any plan to either.
Ive had a few close calls :laughing:Christ man, I hadn't seen a post form you in so long I thought you were dead.
Glad you are not though. :thumbup:
I agree for the most part. Ive done some pretty big jobs free for friend but they helped and they are the type of people who will help you out if you needed it.Even though this is an old thread, the topic comes up again and again. I get really tired of "friends" and neighbors that really have no clue try to weasel ridiculous deals out of you. It seems like they all think we have time to burn and giving them a great deal costs us nothing! The way I look at it, if I can earn $5000 on a job for a regular customer, but decide to give a buddy a break, and can only earn $1000, my "buddy" now is $4000 richer, and I am $4000 poorer.
I have a very good friend who is a jeweler, and makes all kinds of very nice, hand made jewelry. I have bought several pieces for my wife over the years. He always offers me the product at cost, with no consideration for the time it takes him to make it. I ALWAYS pay full price.
It pi$$es me off that so many of his "friends" take advantage of him. It also pi$$es me off that he lets them do it. His product is very unique, and I buy from him because it is beautifully done; not because of some deal, or that he is a friend. I don't want to take money from his family. He earned that money! If I can't afford it, I don't buy it, or look at other pieces that I can afford. I don't want him to subsidize birthday or Christmas presents for my wife.
Likewise, I don't think we should be subsidizing home improvement projects for our "friends."