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ceasar326 
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Posted: July 21, 2008 at 6:17 PM / IP Logged  
wow I'm like giving my labor away. How much you guys charge for 2 and 4 window roll up? I've been charging $50 for 2 windows.
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Posted: July 21, 2008 at 7:37 PM / IP Logged  
250 a pair.
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overworked wrote:
250 a pair.
Plus parts, plus shop supplies.
Hey, this isn't a hobby folks, this is BUSINESS. Surprise! You want cheap, take it to your buddy with some tools. You want it done right, buck up, be professional, you are offering a professional service and skillset, then make sure you are compensated properly for it. That new big toolbox and table saw didn't show up magically for free. It gets paid for with a lot of hard work in a not so easy field.
Can you tell I am rather tired of DIY/hack shop prices and mentality yet????
Wherever I go, that is where I end up......
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^^^^^ Pretty much what he said sums up my feelings.
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Posted: July 23, 2008 at 1:01 PM / IP Logged  
How is that possible with out scarring the customer?
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Easy, you need to believe in your prices and the work that you do. When I charge someone $55 for labour, $30 for the kit and $20 for a harness if one was used, I know that my price is fair both sides. Anyone can give a buddy $20 for putting in a deck....but is he going to back it up with a lifetime warranty on workmanship? Or is he just going to shrug his shoulders and blame the unit when it fades left to right and balances front to rear...or doesn't retain it's memory.
Your a professional. Right? Don't sell the farm, earn a living.
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Posted: July 23, 2008 at 6:31 PM / IP Logged  
How much would you guys charge let's say if a guy comes in and he got his stereo stolen and the theft cut the stock wire hardness. Would you charge a flat rate or per hour?
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Posted: July 23, 2008 at 7:54 PM / IP Logged  
$100 for a hardwire.
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gus1 wrote:
overworked wrote:
250 a pair.
Plus parts, plus shop supplies.
Hey, this isn't a hobby folks, this is BUSINESS. Surprise! You want cheap, take it to your buddy with some tools. You want it done right, buck up, be professional, you are offering a professional service and skillset, then make sure you are compensated properly for it. That new big toolbox and table saw didn't show up magically for free. It gets paid for with a lot of hard work in a not so easy field.
Can you tell I am rather tired of DIY/hack shop prices and mentality yet????
Just so people are aware, all the prices I quote are plus parts and supplies. I sometimes have a 10-15% sundries charge to cover that.
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ceasar326 wrote:
How is that possible with out scarring the customer?
How so? You are providing a specialized skill that they don't have. Do you bitch when you go to the dentist? They aren't cheap. How about a dealership?
It is up to you to sell it as a professional service. This is why you also get to offer a warranty on your work..... and the price should reflect that as well (unless you charge to do warranty work, then the initial price should reflect this). If I am charging you $75/hr, you are getting good work, work with a waranty, and piece of mind that you will be taken care of as a customer. How do you put a price on that?
Hell, even the box stores are raising their rates.
Wherever I go, that is where I end up......
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