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#8510 - 03/23/02 07:15 PM mininum charge for service call
eman1963 Offline
Registered: 01/24/02
Posts: 22
Loc: rhode island
guys what's your min charge for a service call mine's $100.00.
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#8511 - 03/24/02 09:10 AM Re: mininum charge for service call
Tom Offline
Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
1 hour of labor plus mileage, time starts when my foot leaves my front porch & ends when it hits it on the way back.

Do you have a shortage of electricians or do most shops not do service calls? Be tough to get that kind of $$$ here in WV.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
#8512 - 03/24/02 09:55 AM Re: mininum charge for service call
golf junkie Offline
Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
$30, central nebraska

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#8513 - 03/24/02 04:45 PM Re: mininum charge for service call
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
$75.00 including 1st hour.
Discounted up to 10% according to attitude.
#8514 - 03/28/02 08:58 PM Re: mininum charge for service call
eesparx Offline
Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 26
Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Redsy, your attitude or the customer's? LOL
#8515 - 03/29/02 04:02 AM Re: mininum charge for service call
Electricmanscott Offline
Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
$75.00 up to 1 hour $65.00 per hour after. One man. I also use the attitude and stupidity scale. Little old lady couldnt change a lightbulb may get a $50.00 charge. Know it all yuppie guy who is advising me what to check for and "this should be pretty easy" gets the $100.00 charge.
#8516 - 03/29/02 04:15 AM Re: mininum charge for service call
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA

My attitude never changes.
It is always rotten!!
#8517 - 03/29/02 03:28 PM Re: mininum charge for service call
electure Offline

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
1 hr. minimum, includes drive time to job.
Last one of the day gets the drive home charge. (Most are within 1/2 hr of each other). $65 per hr.
(I often work through lunch and not charge the customer if they're good attitude, or like you say an aged person that might have called another contractor, and get hosed).
Gives me ideas for another thread.

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#8518 - 03/29/02 08:40 PM Re: mininum charge for service call
sparky66wv Offline
Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2342
Loc: West Virginia
I've reset GFCI's for little old ladies at no charge...

I've claimed to have a $50 minimum, but have never stuck to it.

Things are changing now as my demand grows out of control, and I fear I'm burning some bridges with some loyal customers in the process.

I'm really gambling that the Greenbrier jobs pan out... And six days a week isn't enough to keep up as it is...
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#8519 - 03/30/02 09:20 AM Re: mininum charge for service call
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 4
Loc: johnson city,Tn. usa
$45.00 first hour East Tn. then $30.00

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