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#209980 05/20/13 09:03 AM
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What is a good electrical pricing guide that I can go by instead of calling supply house every time I need to do an estimate. Sometimes I need just a general price to go by which don't have to be exact. I know wire especially goes up and down. Thanks

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"X amount of dollars for labor, I'll charge the materials to your account"

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One of my wholesalers has on-line pricing. Maybe you can find a local supplier that offers this service.

I track costs with my invoicing software. That also allows me to see which wholesalers are charging too much.

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twh, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of invoicing software do you use that lets you see wholesalers pricing? Thanks..

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Originally Posted by sparkync
twh, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of invoicing software do you use that lets you see wholesalers pricing? Thanks..
These are separate. I track costs with my invoicing software. I also have access to on-line pricing. The software doesn't access the on-line pricing.

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I use a estimating software called Vision, and have pricing through a software called Epic which is used in conjunction with Vision. The Epic is pricing and is updated every six months. It is pretty accurate.

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I tried the website for "Vision Estimating Software". Thought it would be interesting to see. Their videos hang up and just stop. They need some help on their website if they want to interest more customers.... Looks like it might be good if I could just see how it works:(

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Originally Posted by sparkync
I tried the website for "Vision Estimating Software". Thought it would be interesting to see. Their videos hang up and just stop. They need some help on their website if they want to interest more customers.... Looks like it might be good if I could just see how it works:(


Try this http://www.visioninfosoft.com/

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Interesting link. Pricey at <$700 for a year, or >$1600 for weekly updates.

When I was an active EC, I used a paper 'price book' from a local small supply house.

It was a four column setup, a,b.c & 'retail'. Swapped it for a 'newer' version when they got a 'new' version. Yes, it was 'dated' but served the purpose for me for a long time. Best was the 'price'; "give them my business"

One problem with trying that today around here is there are no more 'local supply houses'


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When your landing multiple six figure jobs a year by bidding against other EC's $700. a year is a drop in the bucket. If you want to play the game and succeed you use the tools that work for you.

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