Sorry to bring up a dead topic but I am having an issue.
I'm just asking for a range of opinions on this one, as I really don't know what to think, what's right, what's acceptable, etc.
My CH boiler and HW system packed up and I got three quotes for the work, all said it would be 4 hours work, all quoted $500 including materials costing $200.
One of them did the job today. The job took 90 minutes but the charge was still $500. Therefore, I just paid him $200 an hour.
If workmen charge a job rate and not an hourly rate, why when they come to give a quote do they say how many hours it will take them, then multiply that by their hourly rate?
Have I just been "done over" or is this just the usual practice?
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