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#8510 - 03/23/02 11:15 PM mininum charge for service call  
eman1963  Offline
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rhode island
guys what's your min charge for a service call mine's $100.00.


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#8511 - 03/24/02 01:10 PM Re: mininum charge for service call  
Tom  Offline
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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.

Tom


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#8512 - 03/24/02 01:55 PM Re: mininum charge for service call  
golf junkie  Offline
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Posts: 507
York, NE
$30, central nebraska

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#8513 - 03/24/02 08:45 PM Re: mininum charge for service call  
Redsy  Offline
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Bucks County PA
$75.00 including 1st hour.
Discounted up to 10% according to attitude.


#8514 - 03/29/02 12:58 AM Re: mininum charge for service call  
eesparx  Offline
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Posts: 26
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$40.00

Redsy, your attitude or the customer's? LOL


#8515 - 03/29/02 08:02 AM Re: mininum charge for service call  
Electricmanscott  Offline
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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 08:15 AM Re: mininum charge for service call  
Redsy  Offline
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eesparx,

My attitude never changes.
It is always rotten!!


#8517 - 03/29/02 07:28 PM Re: mininum charge for service call  
electure  Online Sleepy


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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 - 03/30/02 12:40 AM Re: mininum charge for service call  
sparky66wv  Offline
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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 01:20 PM Re: mininum charge for service call  
rcol814224  Offline
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johnson city,Tn. usa
$45.00 first hour East Tn. then $30.00


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