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How much to mark up materials for billing #11746
07/21/02 07:03 PM
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Douglas Tolman  Offline OP
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Starting to work on my own and not sure about how much to mark up materials I buy to do jobs. Someone recommended 30%. Does that sound right? Any info would be helpful!

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Re: How much to mark up materials for billing #11747
07/21/02 08:59 PM
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sparky  Offline
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welcome Douglas.

I think it depends on the materials, i've noticed that lighting fixtures get marked up a lot more than say, romex.....

Re: How much to mark up materials for billing #11748
07/21/02 09:57 PM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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I agree with Sparky. It depends on the customer and how well I bought the item. I'm going to mark anything up at least 10%, but if I got a good deal on a circuit breaker (say $10 for a normal retail $35) I would charge 20% over normal retail making my actual mark up 420%. I am always willing to load up on any item I know I will use eventually if the price is right. I just bought 100 GE 20 amp breakers because I could get them for $.70 ea.

Re: How much to mark up materials for billing #11749
07/22/02 07:37 AM
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Redsy  Offline
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20-30% is usually good, depending on your overhead.


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