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Old 05-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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I recently replaced a Zoeller sewage ejector pump in a customers basement. Basic swap out only parts was the ejector pump and a coupling to reconnect the vent after it was cut.
Pulled out the old pump, vacummed out pit, installed new pump and tested to make sure everything was good.
Charged customer $850.00 for parts and labor.
The customer acted as if I had just asked for the deed to their home. He couldn't beleive the price at thought it was outrageous.
What do you guys charge for a basic ejector swamp? Do you think my price is to high? I've researched other plumbers in my area and I'm in the low end of the pricing spectrum unless someone has the work done by a handyman.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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I would be about 1000, it would include a new check and shut off if there isnt a shut off already. Usualy a new lid for another 200 if its rotted
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Pumps ain't cheap... It's a solid price. Did you give the customer a price before you started? Over 499 requires a contract. Usually when I give up front pricing the customer doesn't get sticker shock when I hand them the bill.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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My price is 1450.00 which includes a new lid, pump and ball and check and whatever else is required for the job. I am flat rate so I give a price up front.
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Its more than fair
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I didn't give the price upfront on this one, only because it was a referrel from a family friend. My mistake was that I knew my price was extremely fair and usually is so therefore I thought he would somehow see the same.
He's now priced out the pump at a local plumbing supply house and is asking for money off. What do you usually tell people when they ask for money off a more then fair price?
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I tell them no.

Did you invoice T&M itemized with a markup on the material?
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If you didn't sign a contract he can screw you good. If he's already paid I wouldn't give him back money. You may have to use this job as a learning experience. It really sucks that you already gave him a good deal at a more than fair price. I've been in this type of situation myself and to make it go away I ended up giving money off the job. Just in the future remember that a contract will save you from this headache.
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Your price is fair you live you learn for next time I have been there done that myself .you could always put the old pump back in for them if you still have it lol
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I charge 1400 and it's not enough. If the tank is full of sewage. I would probably charge them 800 more. Just because we're plumbers doesn't mean we can't charge more for dealing with people's ****.
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