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telectrix

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I quoted (without seeing) estimate £100 + materials to fit 2 external lights (customer supplied), cable into house and into void above dropped ceiling, connecting into lighting circuit, supply internal switch and all cable ( about 5m 1.0mm ) complete MWC. called it half a day. just had message saying they've got a local sparks quoted £40 all in. bottom feeder or what?
 
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telectrix

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next time i see customer, I'll ask to see the MWC.
 

gazdkw82

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It's happening all the time.

I think I'm very competitive and im told IV been undercut massively.

I don't know how they can make a profit
 

JD6400

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You are better off without them !
If it was a new customer , then nothing lost.
But if it was an existing one , and they feel the need to price check , they best of down the road anyway .
Trust goes both ways.
 

Pete999

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It's happening all the time.

I think I'm very competitive and im told IV been undercut massively.

I don't know how they can make a profit
Probably a builder
 

buzzlightyear

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Ring the customer tell them you will under cut them to forty quid and see what they say .
And when they ask you can you do it. ,say next chewvember.
 

littlespark

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maybe the other guy has actually seen the job and reckons he can do it in a hour, lives next door so there's no travelling and will be using the householders tools.
 

Andy78

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No-one will be doing it for £40.
Either customer is trying it on or other guy doesn't know what is entailed. I can see a cheap guy offering to put up 2 lights in existing positions already wired for £40.
 
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