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Old 04-28-2014, 08:54 PM
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If someone is persisent about the cost of materials etc ive actually asked if they want to see my insurance bills etc too. Chances are im not getting the job anyway if this is a big point of contention so why not? Im happy to walk them through the process. Most who hear it say thats too much work for me, good thing im hiring you!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:58 PM
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I've never had that happen but just want to hear what others response's would be. What would you say if they just came out and asked how much does a block ( assuming it's a wall obviously) cost you ? OR how many block did you figure it will take to build my wall?
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:12 PM
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I've never had that happen but just want to hear what others response's would be. What would you say if they just came out and asked how much does a block ( assuming it's a wall obviously) cost you ? OR how many block did you figure it will take to build my wall?
Just tell them how many sq feet the wall is. Let them figure everything out if they're that worried about it.

If a person asks that I can almost guarantee you they will compare to the price of $1.98 a block at Home Depot
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:20 PM
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Just tell them how many sq feet the wall is. Let them figure everything out if they're that worried about it.

If a person asks that I can almost guarantee you they will compare to the price of $1.98 a block at Home Depot
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Say they do figure sq feet then go to material yard and price it out..how do respond if the blocks were marked up ( by you). In other words , they say I can get the block for 4 bucks instead of 5 bucks..why don't you buy them from X ?
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:28 PM
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I wouldnt give them a marked up price... I dont mark up matl anyway
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I don't either so if I was pushed I could answer honestly about material prices ( retail pricing even though I get the discount) but I probably make my labor higher to offset the picking up of supplies ( which is labor anyway)and all the misc stuff that goes into some hardscapes...
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:45 PM
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I'm curious to know your response to item #2 especially if they are persistent..what exactly do you say to them?
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My customers are not persitant, in fact they never ask me to break anything down, I just signed a deal today for an interlock driveway, walkway, sidewalk, back patio, steps- front, side and back, complete sod, etc. I got it all on one page. Just sayin, that's how I do it and no one asks for more. If they want it broken down I'll describe the process involvement ie base depth, compacting etc, more than the money aspect ie brick cost, labour cost...
If I do work by the hour, then I break it down in time and materials. But I rarely do it that way, unless its repair work.

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