I know this has been discussed before, but Why should i give free estimates. my time is worth money. any tv repair place or small engine place charges to give estimates wether you end up getting the work done there or not. I never advertise free estimates, but haven't charged for one either. I think I should charge a clear set fee for estimates and then if I do the work it would be appied to the bill. it would weed out the cheap people looking for the best price on a small job. please everyone feel free to rant and rave.