Originally Posted by alldayrj
I love when homeowners brag about how much they saved on other projects, at least I'm entertained while i waste my time. " the drieway was done by johnnys uncle for 2grand, the stoop by his brother for free, the patio guys i paid cash and they did it for 5k". I love it. Its the best
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So I have a business aquaintance whom wanted a paver walk last winter. I go to his house to get measurements and I notice a horrible asphalt paving job and I notice the driveway allignment is all out of whack. I kept my thought to myself and had forgotten all about it.
I call the guy a couple days later with the pricing. We are buddies so I priced it at rock bottom from the get go.
He says "I have x dollars to spend on this, if you don't want to do it for this I understand".
So I try to explain that his budget is just not realistic and that we had left over pavers that I am supplying for free and that he's already getting a deal.
He says to me "I work with contractors for projects at my house routinely, I know what I'm doing".
I almost fell over in my chair because as soon as he said that it reminded me of his piss poor driveway job I saw!