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  1. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    I quoted (without seeing) estimate £100 + materials to fit 2 external lights (customer supplied), cable into house and into void above dropped ceiling, connecting into lighting circuit, supply internal switch and all cable ( about 5m 1.0mm ) complete MWC. called it half a day. just had message saying they've got a local sparks quoted £40 all in. bottom feeder or what?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    next time i see customer, I'll ask to see the MWC.
     
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  3. gazdkw82
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    gazdkw82 Trainee Trainee Access

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    It's happening all the time.

    I think I'm very competitive and im told IV been undercut massively.

    I don't know how they can make a profit
     
  4. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Wilko Electrics
    One can only wish them both good luck. Because they'll both need it, I reckon.
     
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  5. JD6400
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    JD6400 Forum Mentor

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    You are better off without them !
    If it was a new customer , then nothing lost.
    But if it was an existing one , and they feel the need to price check , they best of down the road anyway .
    Trust goes both ways.
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Probably a builder
     
  7. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    So does that mean the other guy has worked half a day 4-5hrs for £40 ??
     
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  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    Ring the customer tell them you will under cut them to forty quid and see what they say .
    And when they ask you can you do it. ,say next chewvember.
     
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  9. magnoliafan89
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    So wait you wouldnt do it for a tenner and a cuppa?!?!:confused:
     
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  10. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Maybe the other guy passes that way on his way home from work.
     
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  11. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    maybe the other guy has actually seen the job and reckons he can do it in a hour, lives next door so there's no travelling and will be using the householders tools.
     
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  12. Risteard
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    And wife.
     
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  13. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    There is no local sparks all in for £40 they are trying it on.
     
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  15. Andy78
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    No-one will be doing it for £40.
    Either customer is trying it on or other guy doesn't know what is entailed. I can see a cheap guy offering to put up 2 lights in existing positions already wired for £40.
     
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