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Posted: 9/3/2005 7:18:27 PM EDT
... Gas prices are too much for me to absorb. I remember when service calls were 29.95 and that was like 18 years ago... mine is gonna go up from 75.00 to 85.00 on Tuesday and my competition is up to 105.00 and 115.00. Holy crap!!!

I forsee bread, milk, other groceries and services going up as well if these prices dont come down soon. Now I service the rich people out here.. they could care less if I went up 10.00 but what about the normal blue collar worker like me? I cant afford me.!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:21:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:00:40 PM EDT
I can't afford me.

Good one.

BTW, how do you find out what the competition charges?

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:09:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Now I service the rich people out here.. they could care less if I went up 10.00 but what about the normal blue collar worker like me? I cant afford me.!!!




Charge accordingly.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:12:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
... Gas prices are too much for me to absorb. I remember when service calls were 29.95 and that was like 18 years ago... mine is gonna go up from 75.00 to 85.00 on Tuesday and my competition is up to 105.00 and 115.00. Holy crap!!!

I forsee bread, milk, other groceries and services going up as well if these prices dont come down soon. Now I service the rich people out here.. they could care less if I went up 10.00 but what about the normal blue collar worker like me? I cant afford me.!!!



Is that just to get your butt to the doorbell? what if they either have you do work or decline?

from a fellow serviceman
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:18:23 PM EDT
Our service calls went from $25.00 ten years ago to $35 plus .50cent a mile. Last week on the first we went to $60.00 plus .50cent a mile for residential. Knock on wood, no complaints yet. Joe
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:45:49 PM EDT
$50 show up during normal hours, $75 after hours for me, I'll bet it goes up also.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:48:46 PM EDT
Wheres that guy that said "so what if gas costs more?"
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:52:37 PM EDT
We do $10 trip charges for under 35 mi and have a minimum 1 hour charge.

We can afford short term fuel price increase. What is going to kill us is if shortages prevent us from buying necessary fuel.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 8:14:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By luckypunk:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
... Gas prices are too much for me to absorb. I remember when service calls were 29.95 and that was like 18 years ago... mine is gonna go up from 75.00 to 85.00 on Tuesday and my competition is up to 105.00 and 115.00. Holy crap!!!

I forsee bread, milk, other groceries and services going up as well if these prices dont come down soon. Now I service the rich people out here.. they could care less if I went up 10.00 but what about the normal blue collar worker like me? I cant afford me.!!!



Is that just to get your butt to the doorbell? what if they either have you do work or decline?

from a fellow serviceman



Its the trip to the home and a diagnosis. Just to see my smiling face.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 8:15:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
I can't afford me.

Good one.

BTW, how do you find out what the competition charges?




Call and ask. I am friends with most service company owners so we talk a lot. We even warn each other about bitch customers.... Its true.
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