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  • Another beauty from craigslist

    Reply to: job-yh7xs-1070596063@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    Date: 2009-03-11, 3:15PM CDT


    Company looking for a licensed plumber for the following scope of work.

    --Pull Permit
    --Break up cement and dispose of
    --Relocate Pedestal Plumbing
    --Reset Toilet
    --Install neo-angle base with glass surround
    --Install owners pressure balanced valve
    --Install sink and faucet







    • Location: Twin Cities-Andover
    • Compensation: $650.00
    • This is a contract job.
    • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    • Please, no phone calls about this job!
    • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


    I see they didn't mention pouring back the floor!
    More f'ing bottom feeders.What is sad is that someone will take this job.
    More of these ads look for guys who are "competitively priced".
    Sure.

  • #2
    Re: Another beauty from craigslist

    $650-to demo the floor....maybe.

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    • #3
      Re: Another beauty from craigslist

      Originally posted by Jay Mpls View Post
      Originally posted by Jay Mpls View Post
      Company looking for a licensed plumber for the following scope of work.

      --Pull Permit
      --Break up cement and dispose of
      --Relocate Pedestal Plumbing
      --Reset Toilet
      --Install neo-angle base with glass surround
      --Install owners pressure balanced valve
      --Install sink and faucet
      • Compensation: $650.00
      • This is a contract job.
      • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
      • Please, no phone calls about this job!
      • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
      I see they didn't mention pouring back the floor!
      More f'ing bottom feeders.What is sad is that someone will take this job.
      More of these ads look for guys who are "competitively priced".
      Sure.

      AND they'll want you to put your license, insurance and reputation on the line when you're installing their "quality" fixtures and parts for a price that they dictate. Why would someone trust the work of a tradesman (of any kind) that would do this kind of work for this kind of price?

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      • #4
        Re: Another beauty from craigslist

        the $650 makes me sick

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        • #5
          Re: Another beauty from craigslist

          Here is one in my area-

          I am in need of having the plumming inspected in a house in the city of Ford to be able to close a loan. The plumer has to be licensed in the State of Washington. If you qualify please let me know how much you willl charge. Thank You
          • Compensation: you tell me
          • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
          • Please, no phone calls about this job!
          • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
          Yeah, Im going to pull a permit for that! Homeowner job looking to put your name on it.

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          • #6
            Re: Another beauty from craigslist

            Why dont you guys contact them and offer to do it cheaper than $600 - set it all up, and then perhaps arrange to have a plumbing inspector show up?

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            • #7
              Re: Another beauty from craigslist

              Well, they got the hourly rate right but how do they expect the work to be done in 6.5 hours? I love it when people pull a figure out of their a$$ and expect you to do the work for their price. I've had a couple of those over the years. They give me a figure, then I tell them how long the job will actually take including running down to city hall for the permits and waiting on the inspector, getting material, doing the work and cleaning up and say your offer gives me a labor rate of $8.50 an hour or some such. I then tell them I quote the price and it is your decision as to whether I do the work or not.

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              • #8
                Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                I love it when customers think they can name their own price for trades.

                I want to buy a new van, maybe I wil go and tell them 700.00 for it.
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                Robert

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                • #9
                  Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                  Originally posted by Scott K View Post
                  Why dont you guys contact them and offer to do it cheaper than $600 - set it all up, and then perhaps arrange to have a plumbing inspector show up?
                  The only problem with that is that once the permit is pulled, and your name is on it, you are the one that is responsible. The inspector doesn't care what you're getting paid, or even if you are getting paid. He only cares if it follows his interpretation of the code. Once you touch it, you own it.

                  Mick

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                  • #10
                    Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                    I would like to see the responders to this ad. Probably some homeless meth-head shows up on a bicycle..."Hey, I'll do the job, just pay me half up front."
                    Last edited by Service Guy; 03-15-2009, 04:00 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                      Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post
                      I love it when customers think they can name their own price for trades.

                      I want to buy a new van, maybe I wil go and tell them 700.00 for it.
                      Or next time you need a dentist, post an ad on craigslist:

                      I need 3 cavities drilled and filled,
                      a root canal,
                      plus a full checkup and cleaning.
                      Willing to pay $150.

                      Please call if you want the job.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                        walk into a restaurant and tell them you want 3 bottles of wine 4 t-bones and 7 lobster "i dont care for the prices on your menu and i refuse to spend a cent more than 200$ including tip" someones going to tell you to "gofistyourself"
                        hot on the left, cold on the right... so hot ladies to the left and cold drinks to the right? lets hope gravity keeps em down all night!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                          Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                          Or next time you need a dentist, post an ad on craigslist:

                          I need 3 cavities drilled and filled,
                          a root canal,
                          plus a full checkup and cleaning.
                          Willing to pay $150.

                          Please call if you want the job.

                          I saw on CL that a dentist was wanting to trade some bush hogging for dentist work. I went and looked at it, a little bigger than an acre, all bottom, steep sides on both sides of the two creeks with stobs sticking up everywhere to give you a flat tire. I said no thanks.

                          G3

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                          • #14
                            Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                            Had one today where a customer called and said she has a spoon stuck in her GD, she said she wasn't going to spend over a hundred dollars to have it removed and wanted to know if I could help her. I told her she's stuck with the spoon and good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Another beauty from craigslist

                              Some days you feel like your on Let's Make a Deal
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