No cowboys exist everywhere, buts shows like cowboy builders make the people think we are there to rip you off which we are not. When asked if you had to had to get them back, your answer sounds like you believe all tradesmen overcharge. There is nothing anybody can do to or say to change your mind. When I need my car I take my car to the garage any main dealer will charge over £40 an hour. Its a lot of money now I will need the problem fixed and as I can't fix it I accept the cost as I can't fix
Agreed a customer to be avoided,
if Erica walked into shop to buy a pair of shoes or handbag she pays the price on the sales ticket, She knows the price, "take it or leave it"
Why should a builder be any different
Because building work is not a pair of shoes.
What a strange comparison.
Compare the price of shoes around the High Street or the Internet you will find there is a difference in price for the Identical ones wherever you go, and they are unlikely to change their price because someone else prices the goods lower, its all down to "Overheads" in Business
The same for a Builders quote, Different prices to have the same work done,
Pay your money take your choice. If you dont like it go elsewhere
Yes also remember that a lot of trades men will have done a 4 year apprenticeship and a lot of these jobs we do day in day out , you are not just paying for our time also our skill ,
Erica is right, but the same is also true about customers who get the work they wanted done at the price they agreed then try to renage on it and argue the cost down because the tradesman made it look easy.
edit: said she was right about her comment about having to be wary and sceptical of tradesmen, which she appears to have since deleted.
Erika you have just proved what a glue less person you are I pay all my tax if you don't pay the tax the taxman just makes up an amount from previous tax returns what do you do for a job just right crapy messages I m sorry but you are pathetic
Neither do I. but you seem to be able to assume that most builders pocket all cash, which I think is a very unfair assumption!I don't know how often customers refuse to pay for a job, when the job has been done to satisfaction.
The only thing you can do, if you've been overcharged, is to find another workman.