Electrician Taxation without Representation

JahDW's picture

Here's a quote i got:

bathroom outlet: 300
bedroom outlet: 150
bedroom 2 outlet: 125
move two ceiling lights to center of room: 200
outside flood light: 300

This is the second quote I've gotten with similar price.

Is this normal? Seems a bit high to me...

If so, I might pursue a career as an electrician....

newcomer's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

Sounds really high to me. I might have someone who's cheaper but slow. You could give 'em a shout and see if he's interested. PM if you're interested.

GuessWho's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

i just had a bunch of electrical work done. at the end of it all, i added 2 hall outlets / receptacles. they were only $75 each - but the guy just finished $$$$$$$ worth of work, he knew where the lines were, the sheetrock was already ripped open & they ran off lines which were just installed (i.e. there were no 'hidden problems').
i'm curious why there is a difference in price for each of the rooms?
my guy, btw, was great - dependable and responsible.
PM me if you'd like his name / #.
good luck!!

dan's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

Hey, if he's dependable and great...
please just post the name here!

JahDW's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

[quote="dan"]Hey, if he's dependable and great...
please just post the name here![/quote]

qft

GuessWho's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

okey-dokey:

Michael Thomas
Your Choice Contractor
215.474.5185
267.549.6107 (cell)

he does plumbing too. installed my d/w, installed a new faucet, fixed a leak & hooked up water to the back yard.

don't be intimidated when you meet him - he is build like a linebacker (needs to duck under some of my doorways & basement overhead pipes) - but he's a doll !!

snailgem's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

[quote="GuessWho"]okey-dokey:

Michael Thomas
Your Choice Contractor
215.474.5185
267.549.6107 (cell)

he does plumbing too. installed my d/w, installed a new faucet, fixed a leak & hooked up water to the back yard.

don't be intimidated when you meet him - he is build like a linebacker (needs to duck under some of my doorways & basement overhead pipes) - but he's a doll !![/quote]

I used Michael Thomas last year to build a powder room in my house.
All went great till the end: he finished right on the deadline, everything was functional, but there was one more thing (moving a radiator) that he had agreed to do.
I made the mistake to pay him on the promise that he would take care of it next week.
He never showed up, never called, didn't return my calls or my house key.

GuessWho's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

[quote="snailgem"][quote="GuessWho"]okey-dokey:

Michael Thomas
Your Choice Contractor
215.474.5185
267.549.6107 (cell)

he does plumbing too. installed my d/w, installed a new faucet, fixed a leak & hooked up water to the back yard.

don't be intimidated when you meet him - he is build like a linebacker (needs to duck under some of my doorways & basement overhead pipes) - but he's a doll !![/quote]

I used Michael Thomas last year to build a powder room in my house.
All went great till the end: he finished right on the deadline, everything was functional, but there was one more thing (moving a radiator) that he had agreed to do.
I made the mistake to pay him on the promise that he would take care of it next week.
He never showed up, never called, didn't return my calls or my house key.[/quote]

sooooo sorry to hear that!!! mike is still doing work on my house & all is well. he's been very fair with pricing & very dependable. he even came to court with me to testify as to the shoddy / incomplete work of my former contractor. i'll chastise him for you & let him know my friends @ the forum won't tolerate that !!

jmminarik's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

[quote="GuessWho"] i'll chastise him for you & let him know my friends @ the forum won't tolerate that !![/quote]

The wise somewhat anonymous poster would wait until her electrical work was done before chastizing.... :icon_biggrin

-joe

GuessWho's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

good advice!!

snailgem's picture

Electrician Taxation without Representation

[quote="jmminarik"][quote="GuessWho"] i'll chastise him for you & let him know my friends @ the forum won't tolerate that !![/quote]

The wise somewhat anonymous poster would wait until her electrical work was done before chastizing.... :icon_biggrin

-joe[/quote]

As long as you haven't paid him yet I think you're safe.