i had a plumber give me an estimate to fix 2 dripping faucets it was 440.00. .?

this didnt sound right. we fixed the ones in the sink that were dripping with a kit from lowes. just put a rubber seal on it and we fixed 3 in about 30 minutes. was he taking advantage of me. i had to pay hin 40 dollars just to come out there. then he wanted another 440.00. he didnt even look at the other faucet i just told them i had 2 delta faucets. i told him that was too high and sent him on his way with the 40.00

Asked By: BABYFROG - 5/5/2011
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Once again people who don't understand that running a business costs more than just the parts to fix your problem. Do people really not understand or know that having a business requires over-head--buildings to pay for, licenses, insurance,(on the buildings-vehicles-employees), work-mans comp, unemployment...I'll stop... More
Answered By: rick - 5/5/2011
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That sounds like a repair guy. It doesnt matter how easy a job they think you have to pay for the convienence of not doing it youself. I had a freezer that wouldnt freeze. Tje repair guy said it would cost 65 dollars just to look at it. I paid 100 for the freezer. So I took it apart and found the problem by... More
Answered By: AresnArtemis - 5/5/2011
Welcome to the service industry. 440 does sound high to replace some seats in 2 faucets but it does depend on where you live. In LA 440 isn't even a blink. Where I live they would have run the guy out of town. Just a feeling but I think you are better off sending him on his way.
Answered By: Brian - 5/5/2011
He probably gave you a worse case scenario of having to replace everything. The actual cost should not have exceeded $100 (parts & labor). Be he got $40 for doing nothing.
Answered By: Dan B - 5/5/2011
That is just way too ridiculous. I don't mean just the price the guy gave you to repair it but also why others think you should be paying to keep their business going. If they have to gouge their customers just to keep afloat they shouldn't be running a business.It is true you could have fixed them for around ten... More
Answered By: Sandyspacecase - 5/5/2011
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