To many unknowns for me to quote. Are you cutting in a GFI in the island too? Anyways it sounds way too low. I would say more then $500.
After buying matreials, fuel in the truck, and a bit more OH there would be nothing left for the worker. My guess is it would take at least a half day.
"The lady is real nice to me and she is spreading the word about my work already so It's not so bad I guess."
Be carefull with this atitude. What kind of word is she spreading about you? That you are way low in price. Or that you give in on your first quote to a lesser amount by complaining about the price. The idea of giving work away at below cost as advertising may not get you the customers you want.
I remember an auto shop that would give away oil changes at material cost to get more customers because they were slow. This would bring in a lot of the customers that were very cheap with their money and not great for the business. One day the owner got rid of the free coffee pots and found a used pay coffee machine. He said he could not afford to keep buying all the free coffee. So I said "you opened an auto shop to give away repair work but sell coffee?"
Re: How much would you charge for these services?#60860 01/11/0602:43 AM01/11/0602:43 AM
Thier cost of material $200.... Labor $500, $800... Or more. (Depending, lot of variables)
T&M $75-125+ an hour... (Depending on who you call.)
Then again, thats here.... Where you are (regionaly/localy) may be completely different. All the things that make up profit/loss should determine your price. Here overhead is high, we charge more...
Get a good huff of helium and call around to your direct (In your area) compitition to see what thier T&M hourly rates are. Base your price on a factor from that, against your operating costs, and what you feel you're worth. By all means, DO NOT UNDER-CUT YOURSELF! (Sorry, just some of my own personal baggage... )
Anyway welcome to the forum...
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