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Old 08-30-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Has a plumber I get so tired of people saying we are way to expensive do people stop to think what it cost to run a business in this day and time
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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It's pretty rare that I hear I'm too high, but when I do I just tell them there are other plumbers and they don't have to hire me.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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I try to tell people you get what you pay for
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i tell people this : our country is short on skilled labor. kids and kids parents dont value or see importance in the trades anymore , and persue other futures. therefor , every passing year , there is less and less plumbers, electricians, carpenters ect ect , so we have become a commodity. my prices are very competitive , and are very comparable to the other trustworthy plumbers out there , just like auto shops are priced comparable to one and the next, they all use software pricing. but with me , you know you have someone you can trust , and craftmanship. so since you dialed my number , you have me. its up to you to venture other options and take the risk to try and get equal or better results. but ill be happy to be your trusted tradesman of choice and keep our relationship if you like.
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i tell people this : our country is short on skilled labor. kids and kids parents dont value or see importance in the trades anymore , and persue other futures. therefor , every passing year , there is less and less plumbers, electricians, carpenters ect ect , so we have become a commodity. my prices are very competitive , and are very comparable to the other trustworthy plumbers out there , just like auto shops are priced comparable to one and the next, they all use software pricing. but with me , you know you have someone you can trust , and craftmanship. so since you dialed my number , you have me. its up to you to venture other options and take the risk to try and get equal or better results. but ill be happy to be your trusted tradesman of choice and keep our relationship if you like.

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Raise your prices higher...

That way you don't have to see as many of them...



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i tell people this : our country is short on skilled labor. kids and kids parents dont value or see importance in the trades anymore , and persue other futures. therefor , every passing year , there is less and less plumbers, electricians, carpenters ect ect , so we have become a commodity. my prices are very competitive , and are very comparable to the other trustworthy plumbers out there , just like auto shops are priced comparable to one and the next, they all use software pricing. but with me , you know you have someone you can trust , and craftmanship. so since you dialed my number , you have me. its up to you to venture other options and take the risk to try and get equal or better results. but ill be happy to be your trusted tradesman of choice and keep our relationship if you like.


I totally agree with you about being less skilled people out in the field and word of mouth and reviews will be the only way for folks to know whom to call for good work...

its gonna be fun place to live some day soon when everyone wants to
work in front of a computer and all other jobs are going to be beneath them .... getting their hands dirty will be a disgrace and they wont do it unless they are paid more and more...

So, What do you think will happen when everyone who does all the dirty work refuses to do that work any longer???

The first thing that goes down is attempting to raise the min wage to 15 dollars an hour.....that is gonna work out great.....

The second thing is plumbers and others will raise their prices because no one is willing to learn the trade any longer and their will be a shortage of people willing to touch a shovel////



and now to top it off they want to deport all the illegal mexicans too..
and they are about the only people left willing to actually do any real work.....

gonna be interesting to watch




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I totally agree with you about being less skilled people out in the field and word of mouth and reviews will be the only way for folks to know whom to call for good work... its gonna be fun place to live some day soon when everyone wants to work in front of a computer and all other jobs are going to be beneath them .... getting their hands dirty will be a disgrace and they wont do it unless they are paid more and more... So, What do you think will happen when everyone who does all the dirty work refuses to do that work any longer??? The first thing that goes down is attempting to raise the min wage to 15 dollars an hour.....that is gonna work out great..... The second thing is plumbers and others will raise their prices because no one is willing to learn the trade any longer and their will be a shortage of people willing to touch a shovel//// and now to top it off they want to deport all the illegal mexicans too.. and they are about the only people left willing to actually do any real work..... gonna be interesting to watch
I think that most of that is already happening.
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I totally agree with you about being less skilled people out in the field and word of mouth and reviews will be the only way for folks to know whom to call for good work...

its gonna be fun place to live some day soon when everyone wants to
work in front of a computer and all other jobs are going to be beneath them .... getting their hands dirty will be a disgrace and they wont do it unless they are paid more and more...

So, What do you think will happen when everyone who does all the dirty work refuses to do that work any longer???

The first thing that goes down is attempting to raise the min wage to 15 dollars an hour.....that is gonna work out great.....

The second thing is plumbers and others will raise their prices because no one is willing to learn the trade any longer and their will be a shortage of people willing to touch a shovel////



and now to top it off they want to deport all the illegal mexicans too..
and they are about the only people left willing to actually do any real work.....

gonna be interesting to watch




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Most customers are happy to pay my rates. Some get mad because the price vs the 10 min the repair takes. I tell them they are many factors that determine my price. They don't think about the time to get there or get material. Some people get mad because they feel you shouldn't get paid more than them. I had a doctor why I was trying to charge his same hourly rate when I'm just a plumber. I said is my training and services any less important than yours? I didn't get that job.
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