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helpless

New Member

1

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 10:46am

getting soaked oninstallation of replacement heads

Just had my sprinkler guy replace two heads. The first one was a HunterI-20 (100%) rotating and he charged me $75. The second one was a hunter spray and he charged me $50. Claimed that it was so expensive because they have 5 yr warranties and are good heads. Looked online, they seem to cost about $10 or so each. Is he just totally ripping me off? [:(]

BSME

Advanced Member

2

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 11:39am

was the total bill for $125?

SprinklerGuy

Supreme Member

3

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 3:21pm

If the total bill was $125 I'd say it was about right...

My service call for the first 30 minutes is $65

I charge $35 for an I-20 and $10 for the spray head....total of $110 + Tax....

If it took him a bit longer because he was "sidetracked" or was checking the other zones.....additional 15 minutes at $60 per hour comes to exactly $125....

Sounds reasonable....
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Tom

Supreme Member

4

Monday, December 4th 2006, 7:16am

Did he give you a price and/or price range beforehand? Probably not is my guess. He should have, and you should have asked. But, sprinkler repair/install is a seasonal business. Companies have to charge on the higher end of the spectrum to BE in business, otherwise whats the point?

Does your employer/boss ask specifically what you have done/created/sold etc. before he hands you your paycheck? I'll bet there are some weeks "he" feels he is being ripped off. If your boss/employer asked you to start collecting/billing from his customers- monies for the job YOU did, I'll bet you'll soon discover what it costs to be in business- otherwise you wouldn't have a job!

I have my carpets cleaned every year and it costs around $150. I'm sure the soap they use cost about $1.00. Do, I feel I'm being ripped off? Well lets see, I don't have the experience nor do I have the $10,000 plus truck mounted carpet cleaning machine required to do the job properly........Oh yeah, the one guy can do the job in just over an hour.

helpless

New Member

5

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 4:18am

he was at my house blowing out the lines when he did this. So the bill was $50 for the winterizing. and add'l $125 for the heads. Total$175. I just feel that as a woman he may have taken advantage of me. So i just want to know so I know whether I should use him again.

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 4,027

Location: Metro NYC

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Thursday, December 7th 2006, 4:38am

Not horribly unfair at all. You can wiggle the numbers into a parts-and-labor invoice, and see he was just charging something like a standard repair-call labor charge, along with parts at close-to-retail price. Some folks think they should get a discount for service done at blowout-time, but I never offer one, and never will.

Tom

Supreme Member

7

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 9:58am

Well your not happy about it, so find someone else. You will find pricing all over the place. The key is to find someone you trust- which you obviously don't with your current guy.

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Sunday, February 25th 2007, 5:40am

You are definitely not getting ripped off. I've been in the business for 11 years now and I know it inside and out. That's basically what my boss would charge as well. It's a business and there a lot of things to take into consideration.

lush96

Advanced Member

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Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 12:05pm

sprinkler service prices vary depending on where you are. my company is in Long Island NY. we charge 50 for an I-20(which i would never put in my yard by the way), 25 for a spray head, and a 90 dollar labor charge per hour. total being 165. but again, this may vary according to location and company. spray heads do not carry a five year warranty. the I-20 does though. ive been in business 25 years!!!!!!! 50 bucks for a spray head is waaaaaaay too much no matter where you are. and he lied to you by telling you BOTH heads have a five year warranty.

lush96

Advanced Member

10

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 12:07pm

there is no way you are going to find an I-20 for 10 bucks anywhere!!!!!!! just thought i would mention that.

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