Is it just me or do A lot of tradies that you call to your home for quotes make a judgement on what you can afford, we live in a nice area which is expensive, it was not when we moved here and would not be able to afford to move here now, Most recently I have had some quotes for painting, it went from $2100 to $4600, same work, same paint, the most expensive one commented on what a lovely home, lovely location, beautiful views etc, this is all correct however it has not impact on our financial situation and we simply want a fair job at a fair price. We renovated our wet areas about 18 mnths ago and had the same problem in that the quotes were from $20k to over $40, for exactly the same job. I now you get what you pay for but it seems that some tradies think that if you can afford it you should pay more, and speaking to neighbours this is a common complaint. I hate having to get someone to our home to get a quote for something, the price is always better in the shop before they see the house, Is it me or am I paranoid.
Posted by mom109463, 9th February 2015