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#36752 - 04/13/04 10:26 PM Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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I just received the new yellow pages for the XXXXXXXX area of XXXXXXX. I've never seen an ad list flat rate pricing before, has anybody else come across this, or get $499 to install a motion light or ceiling fan ($30 light or fan included of course [Linked Image] )?

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#36753 - 04/14/04 12:16 AM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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How else would they make enough money to pay for that ad?

-Hal


#36754 - 04/14/04 12:38 AM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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#36755 - 04/14/04 05:04 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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One word. Capitalism!


#36756 - 04/14/04 05:19 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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#36757 - 04/14/04 05:36 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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Hey, maybe this means electricians are finally starting to *gasp* raise their prices and actually get paid what they deserve. Plumbers charge a premium rate for their work, so why shouldn't electricians?

It's time this trade started protecting its own like many plumbers do. But, I don't want this to get too heated so I'll leave it at that.

Peter


Peter

#36758 - 04/14/04 05:54 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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"Free nite light with any job"


#36759 - 04/14/04 06:05 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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It's about time, finally someone asking living wages.
Electrical contracting is not a hobby!

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#36760 - 04/14/04 08:05 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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What do you folks normally charge for installing a ceiling fan with wall switch? (excluding cost of fan)


#36761 - 04/14/04 08:29 PM Re: Yellow Page Rate Ad  
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Electric Ian:
Our company charges $60.00 an hour plus material on most of these jobs. The customer is free to furnish the fans, lights, etc...

BTW as far as installing motion lights goes-I hate those things. I would rather put the flood bulb holders on a photoeye than play around and adjust those sensors. Then have to go back when it doesn't work the way the customer wants it to.


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