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What would you? Esp. when you need to get a bid in fast!

Bidding on a hot tub removal. What would you bid? I'm curious and would like to see what people around the country would bid. I'm in Vermont. I am stuck doing bids while being stuck at home.
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There are several factors i would look at in bidding to remove the Hot tub. Location, distance to truck or access to tub with something to haul it out. Is it drained? If not can you just let the water rip or do you have to be careful with the water due to location, neighbors etc. Weight of it to dispose. General condition...can you salvage it? Give it away for free? Then the usual stuff- labor and time (PORT TO PORT)then add profit and wham your bid! Where in VT are you? I'm located in Rutland.
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Just completed the removal of an old abandoned hot tub and a small amount of debris (5CY?) out of a field last week.

Property was 35 miles from the yard, then 40 miles from there back to the landfill, and 5 miles back to the shop. Took the skidsteer, drove right up to the tub & debris and loaded 'em into the dump bed on the truck. Under $30 in diesel, $14 disposal fee at the landfill and just under 4 hours of total time spent.

Bid approval from the broker - $1,550.00.
Wish I could get a few of those a week.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Bidding on a hot tub removal. What would you bid? I'm curious and would like to see what people around the country would bid. I'm in Vermont. I am stuck doing bids while being stuck at home.
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There are several factors i would look at in bidding to remove the Hot tub. Location, distance to truck or access to tub with something to haul it out. Is it drained? If not can you just let the water rip or do you have to be careful with the water due to location, neighbors etc. Weight of it to dispose. General condition...can you salvage it? Give it away for free? Then the usual stuff- labor and time (PORT TO PORT)then add profit and wham your bid! Where in VT are you? I'm located in Rutland.
I am up near St. Johnsbury, close to Cabot. Its drained, and its decent. my husband is interested in it but I'm unsure as how to move it and its way up North, like 60 miles away. I don't want to look like a cheat, but they take from us any chance they get, and if we can get paid and my husband get his stupid hot tub its a win win.
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I have look through pics, my partner did the former clean out, but now they want more stuff gone. But it is at least 60+ miles away, but we are used to that living in the sticks. Don't think our trailer can accommodate it.
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We've hauled sheds and small garages before on 16'x7' trailers. It is amazing what a couple people can load with some pvc pipe and a cheap winch or come along.
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PVC pipe is a savior for stuff like that...
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...and I wouldn't worry about "looking like a cheat" when you bid- bid what you feel is appropriate for the work required, and all of your bases covered, with a profit for you. The worst they say is no, and give it to someone else who will do it for nothing.

As is always said- I can always stay home and lose money.
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