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mininum charge for service call #8510
03/23/02 11:15 PM
03/23/02 11:15 PM
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eman1963  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2002
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rhode island
guys what's your min charge for a service call mine's $100.00.

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Re: mininum charge for service call #8511
03/24/02 01:10 PM
03/24/02 01:10 PM
Tom  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
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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Re: mininum charge for service call #8512
03/24/02 01:55 PM
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golf junkie  Offline
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Posts: 507
York, NE
$30, central nebraska

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Re: mininum charge for service call #8513
03/24/02 08:45 PM
03/24/02 08:45 PM
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Redsy  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
$75.00 including 1st hour.
Discounted up to 10% according to attitude.

Re: mininum charge for service call #8514
03/29/02 12:58 AM
03/29/02 12:58 AM
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eesparx  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 26
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$40.00

Redsy, your attitude or the customer's? LOL

Re: mininum charge for service call #8515
03/29/02 08:02 AM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
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.

Re: mininum charge for service call #8516
03/29/02 08:15 AM
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Redsy  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
eesparx,

My attitude never changes.
It is always rotten!!

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

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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,274
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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Re: mininum charge for service call #8518
03/30/02 12:40 AM
03/30/02 12:40 AM
sparky66wv  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
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...


-Virgil
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5 Star Inspections
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Re: mininum charge for service call #8519
03/30/02 01:20 PM
03/30/02 01:20 PM
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rcol814224  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 4
johnson city,Tn. usa
$45.00 first hour East Tn. then $30.00


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