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I can charge $10,000.00 to change a light bulb

I have the right to price things however I want. It's their choice not to retain our services on a particular job. There is also the option of negotiating the difference. However if they attempt to shove orders down my throat there are going to some lates.....

More people need to stand up to these cut bids and Cost Estimator requirements.

I was also told if you can't do the work for the "MODIFIED" pricing. Return to the property and provide photo's that prove your position. I replied "NO!" my price is my price and I don't have to justify or explain anything.
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I had an interesting one today where I was denied being paid two lawn cuts because they would have been the fifth cut for the month. I did not know one cut had already been completed when it was assigned to me so I cut it four times.

I was told I should have asked. I said it was no big deal I would get the money on my next few bid jobs.

Pay me now or pay me later, but pay me you will.
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I have the right to price things however I want. It's their choice not to retain our services on a particular job. There is also the option of negotiating the difference. However if they attempt to shove orders down my throat there are going to some lates.....

More people need to stand up to these cut bids and Cost Estimator requirements.

I was also told if you can't do the work for the "MODIFIED" pricing. Return to the property and provide photo's that prove your position. I replied "NO!" my price is my price and I don't have to justify or explain anything.

I went through that yesterday and today.Because their client is cheap and only wants to pay $2.35 a LF for gutter with downs,they think i should cut my price to appease them. HAHA NOT ! I will cut my prices for no one. They were told to find someone else.
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$2.35/ft....pffft you can't even put up that craplastic garbage for that. $4.50/ft and no less. You get a nice seamless 5" K style w/3x5 downs. Nuff said.
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$2.35/ft....pffft you can't even put up that craplastic garbage for that. $4.50/ft and no less. You get a nice seamless 5" K style w/3x5 downs. Nuff said.
I was getting $9/LF of gutters last year curing city violations. Did 4 of them. My sub would run them out and place them in the house. We'd show up the next day and hang them.

Tell them you damn near get $2.35 LF for them at the scrap yard.....



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Changing your bid amounts to fraud....

I know what i bid,and i wont do it for a penny less
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I was recently asked to lower a bid. I replied that my bid was correct - it was exterior debris and they wanted it reduced by 60%. They told me to do it anyway. When I asked if the reduced bid was too low would I be able to rebid the remainder they were shocked and appalled. No. You bid it you do it no matter what. Too bad it doesn't work the other way... needless to say, I didn't reduce my bid. I also saw it went to someone else who caved into their lowball demands. Hate that.
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I was recently asked to lower a bid. I replied that my bid was correct - it was exterior debris and they wanted it reduced by 60%. They told me to do it anyway. When I asked if the reduced bid was too low would I be able to rebid the remainder they were shocked and appalled. No. You bid it you do it no matter what. Too bad it doesn't work the other way... needless to say, I didn't reduce my bid. I also saw it went to someone else who caved into their lowball demands. Hate that.
I hate it too when my bids get sent to someone who will cave on the lowball reduction. However, I find it better to stick with your principles and bids. Once you start caving, it only gets worse. It's simliar to the "Hey can you do this one favor". The minute you take a rush order on a Friday night, they all end up being sent to you on every Friday and holiday.



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I hate it too when my bids get sent to someone who will cave on the lowball reduction. However, I find it better to stick with your principles and bids. Once you start caving, it only gets worse. It's simliar to the "Hey can you do this one favor". The minute you take a rush order on a Friday night, they all end up being sent to you on every Friday and holiday.
You suck one and your always a sucker!

I don't mind working with them but the forced reduction is a whole other set of circumstances.
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