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  1. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Somerset
    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Had a phonecall about an hour ago asking if I could connect a new freestanding cooker up. The lady lives in a apartment building on the same development as me.
    Call went like..
    Lady: Hi, we have just bought a new cooker from Argos and need somebody to disconnect our old one and wire in the new one.
    Me: I can help with that, where abouts are you? (thinking it will be a quick easy job i can fit in)
    Lady: We are just along the road from you and wondered how much you would charge to come out later today to do it?
    Me: As you are literally a 1 minute walk away I will charge you £20 (lower than normal as its on my doorstep and I am very confident the electrics in that fancy building are okay)
    Lady: oh that is a bit high, can you go lower? as our friend who is a builder said he would do it for a tenner, hes down the pub at the moment and said he would pop in if needed after the football!
    Me: its a Sunday and I am not a charity, by all means use your builder friend who could be drunk when he wires it in... sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Bye.

    I thought it was bare faced cheek on the womans part to expect me to come out on a sunday and connect a cooker for a tenner! Only considered it to begin with as my coffee would still be warm when i got back its that close.
    Worse still i am undercut by a less than sober builder down the pub!
    World gets crazier by the day!
     
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  2. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    London
    I'l do it for a fiver.....
     
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  3. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Cowboy...
     
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  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    I will do it for a Kentucky meal bargain bucket , Argos don't fit cookers or ovens Curry's charge £95.00.
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Did Bob the Builder do it then? or was it drunken bill shyite
     
  6. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Somerset
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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Whoa that is far too much... haven't you heard there is a national shortage of KFC at the moment, apparently the new supplier has messed up and hasn't been able to deliver the chicken. so 100s of KFC's are closed due to this c**kup.. suffice to say I think the new supplier might not keep the contract if it goes on much longer
     
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  7. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Somerset
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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Don't know.. I half expect them to ring back this evening asking if i could attend afterall if hes a bit drunk or forgets. supply and demand though the price goes up then;):D
     
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  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    their will have go get the scrawny chickens for India then .
     
  9. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    Customers like that aren't customers, they're jokers. Same as the plonkers who offer ten quid inebriated services. Leave em to each other.
     
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  10. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    it would be different if the boiler brakes down. she would pay the price then .
     
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  11. Madocks
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    Madocks Electrician's Arms

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    Pontypridd
    Should of mentioned the implications of an appartment, unqualified / unregistered electrical work :)
     
  12. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Better off without customers like this ..........

    £20 , when you pay tax and NI its only £14.20
     
  13. Pete999
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    brakes, brakes?
     
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  14. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Its Buzz he's over excited.......
     
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  15. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

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    Let him do it.!
     
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