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Old 04-12-2018, 07:35 PM   #11
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IMHO winter rates should be higher.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #12
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Yes because it more trouble to warm up the truck, drive through tough snow sometimes. Always putting on a coat to go to the truck to get things. Bringing wax ring inside each night with my batteries.

Then in the summer the rate should go up because everyone wants work done during the vacation and you are overloaded with calls. Funny how they want everything done now. Tomorrow or the day after they call someone else.
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I had one yesterday night that called me to ask if I could match his plumbers price to either reapir or replace a delta kitchen faucet....125 to repair and 325 to change out... I had a bad feeling about this bozo and told him I was just too busy to fool with it.. He acted like he was doing me a big favor to allow me to work for him..

I gave him the name of another good guy who is normally slow all the time because he does not spend a penny for advertiseing.. We say good bye and then this morning he calls me and stated that he was not happy with the person I referred him to because he was 15 minutes late to his house and he does not like someone if they are not punctual I guess he thinks someone is gonna wear their best suit to come out over a 125 dollar rebuild on an old delta faucet......

He tells me that he is looking for someone else in the book already and I wonder what he expects from me..???? I cut him off mid sentence and tell him ----well good luck and I hope you find your boy...you have a nice day...bye.....


I call Jeff the plumber and his wife answers so I tell her to just forget this guy and go on with your day because he is a NUT.....
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I had one yesterday night that called me to ask if I could match his plumbers price to either reapir or replace a delta kitchen faucet....125 to repair and 325 to change out... I had a bad feeling about this bozo and told him I was just too busy to fool with it.. He acted like he was doing me a big favor to allow me to work for him..

I gave him the name of another good guy who is normally slow all the time because he does not spend a penny for advertiseing.. We say good bye and then this morning he calls me and stated that he was not happy with the person I referred him to because he was 15 minutes late to his house and he does not like someone if they are not punctual I guess he thinks someone is gonna wear their best suit to come out over a 125 dollar rebuild on an old delta faucet......

He tells me that he is looking for someone else in the book already and I wonder what he expects from me..???? I cut him off mid sentence and tell him ----well good luck and I hope you find your boy...you have a nice day...bye.....


I call Jeff the plumber and his wife answers so I tell her to just forget this guy and go on with your day because he is a NUT.....
When people call me and ask if I can put it in for the price of another guy. I say I donít get it that makes now sense. If you want me to do it for the same price why didnít you have the other guy put it in. Especially if it is going to be the same price.
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Last night I had a woman call me wanting 2 toilets replaced, one lav sink and one shower.

She asks the price. I say about $___ for each toilet. She replies the other plumber charges about the same so would I lower the price. I say no because I provide a better and timely service and thats the ways it is. Then she says if you lower 50$ each and better service I'll hire you.

WRONG ANSWER! Anyway she ask for an estimate for the lav and shower. She calls me 25 minutes later! I said I'll send it to your email. Annoyed I should of sent sorry not interested so I sent her a estimate of 5000$ thinking she'd back off. She replies back asking for a break down. I wasn't quick enough to delete the email.
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Thanks for the posts in between mine. I just don't want to sound like a whiner and annoy the members.
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There are calls sometimes you just need to walk away from and dont look back.
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There are calls sometimes you just need to walk away from and dont look back.


You will find tha ta lot of relatives will call you expecting you to stop whatever you are doing today to come out and work on their faucets for some special cousins price....

normally you only see them at x-mas and the only reason that they are calling you is for the discount deal....

Over the years, I have taught them all that I am an dirty rotten ass-ho/e that pisses icewater....

they dont invite me out to their house when they are having a hog roast with 100 guests, or some other function , so why in the hell should I come out and fix their plumbing a week before the party for them FOR FREE.........and then hear about the big event a few months later???

It seems fair to me.....




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Over the years, I have taught them all that I am an dirty rotten ass-ho/e that pisses icewater....




I love you Mark!


But only in a manly way! haha!
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The second half of today I’m still working on taxes.

Two or three weeks ago I get a call from someone property management. IIRC they contacted me a year ago and we discussed a discount for using me exclusively. I told the lady my wife was working late that night, and the soonest I could be to the tenants house by 8pm. She took the appointment. An hour later she calls back saying she found someone else.

She called again just after noon with another. Haven’t returned the call, don’t plan on it either.
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