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View Poll Results: What "word" do you use when talking to a customer? BID or Estimate
I use estimate. 3 33.33%
I use bid. 3 33.33%
I just look em in the eye and say,"How much you got?". 3 33.33%
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:21 AM
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Bid or Estimate, which word do you use?

Bid
a. An offer or proposal of a price.
b. The amount offered or proposed


Estimate
1. To calculate approximately
2. To form an opinion about; evaluate


Which work do you use when talking to a customer about a job?


I always use BID.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:32 AM
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I say estimate for the "just in case you run into something unexpected" issue. I guess by "bidding" you could add extra into it for that specific reason, but what if you ran into a situation where that extra you planned for was far exceded? Then you just eat the cost because you HAVE TO do the job for what you bid? I guess every job and situation is different and using the term bid or estimate could be chosen depending on the scope and details of the job at hand.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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Proposal......when accepted becomes a contract....
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:52 PM
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Estimate leads to proposal leads to contract leads to check. This isn't storage wars, I don't bid. Unless you're talking work that is bid, like low bidder govt contracts.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:55 PM
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Estimate for Resi, Bid for commercial
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:36 PM
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Unless you're talking work that is bid, like low bidder govt contracts.
I guess that why I use bid, I've been a Gov-ment employee for many many years.
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