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Old 11-07-2019, 10:35 PM   #91
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What is the one you have worth new?
The Adrian steel one I had was worth 600$ new so I put it on for 300 then dropped it to 150 until I got pissed off with moving it and tripping on it in the shop and threw it in the scrap pile.
I sold it 2 days ago, an electrician was setting up another van for a new employee, he had bought shelves the same day. He was amazed at all the stuff I carry compared to them.

I was also amazed at the low cut throat rates he was providing. He was amazed at my price too, difference is he has commercial clients with more volume at 5 employees.
that didn’t take long! I find electricians never have a abundance of materials on their truck. He could be like the electrician that the company that owns my moms drug store building hires. His hourly rate might be low but the materials are hiked up 70%. I was there the other day to change a eyewash tap in the pharmacy, he was saying oh what’s that install worth 1000$? I’m like nope they supplied. So labour. He laughed and says this ballast for the light is 1000$ installed. These ballasts are 900$. The same ones are at the hardware store on a shelf for 90$.
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that didn’t take long! I find electricians never have a abundance of materials on their truck. He could be like the electrician that the company that owns my moms drug store building hires. His hourly rate might be low but the materials are hiked up 70%. I was there the other day to change a eyewash tap in the pharmacy, he was saying oh what’s that install worth 1000$? I’m like nope they supplied. So labour. He laughed and says this ballast for the light is 1000$ installed. These ballasts are 900$. The same ones are at the hardware store on a shelf for 90$.
That electrician was dirt cheap, I wonder how he can stay in business. He said his mark up was 35% and he charges 10$/hr more than what the employee costs him. It may be BS but I doubt it, his jaw dropped literally when I told him my prices and markup. I also said if I lower them like the other companies in the winter I'd be bankrupt.

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That electrician was dirt cheap, I wonder how he can stay in business. He said his mark up was 35% and he charges 10$/hr more than what the employee costs him. It may be BS but I doubt it, his jaw dropped literally when I told him my prices and markup. I also said if I lower them like the other companies in the winter I'd be bankrupt.

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make every job count..your pricing is not what you sell your company on, you sell on the quality work and professionalism, and the higher cost is an investment for the customer not a cost...you explain a hack can cause thousands in damage and has no insurance, while you put the customer at ease by having insurance and would fix any damage if any damage was to occur...
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make every job count..your pricing is not what you sell your company on, you sell on the quality work and professionalism, and the higher cost is an investment for the customer not a cost...you explain a hack can cause thousands in damage and has no insurance, while you put the customer at ease by having insurance and would fix any damage if any damage was to occur...
I know that perfectly well, he didn't though. Also he does commercial and over in that province it's a free for all, licencing doesn't really matter I think. That's why I removed all my ads there. 99% price shoppers and 1% real customers it drove me mad.
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that didn’t take long! I find electricians never have a abundance of materials on their truck. He could be like the electrician that the company that owns my moms drug store building hires. His hourly rate might be low but the materials are hiked up 70%. I was there the other day to change a eyewash tap in the pharmacy, he was saying oh what’s that install worth 1000$? I’m like nope they supplied. So labour. He laughed and says this ballast for the light is 1000$ installed. These ballasts are 900$. The same ones are at the hardware store on a shelf for 90$.
That electrician was dirt cheap, I wonder how he can stay in business. He said his mark up was 35% and he charges 10$/hr more than what the employee costs him. It may be BS but I doubt it, his jaw dropped literally when I told him my prices and markup. I also said if I lower them like the other companies in the winter I'd be bankrupt.

Volume isn't always the key to make good profits.
There’s an electrician in town that’s that way. He keeps bugging me to refer him to people. He claims the same until one time I asked him what it’s like for working for 5$ less than minimum wage.
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