I get a call to estimate a job from a referral. I ask if you're getting other bids cause I'm not out to waste my time to be "shopped". I told him I wasn't the cheapest and I'm not the most expensive either. I also told him that I would come in around maybe $500 difference between anybody else, and this could be negotiable. He says, "well one guy stopped by and gave me a quote, but let's see how the numbers work out." I explained about the machines I have that the other guy doesn't. (explaining quality here) So anyway, I spend almost 3 hours in the cold going over this job. I come home and figure it up and call him with my $19,000.00 price. He says, "I'll go over my #'s and get back with you." I get the call back about a week later and he says, "I got 3 bids, and you and this one guy both came highly recomended and he was about $500 cheaper, so I decided to go with the cheaper one. But thank you and I will definately keep you in mind for future work." I said O.k. and thanks for the call. And he said thank you go "click" od bye. I hung up on him. I know this "other guy" and I know I am well worth the $500 extra. This guy doesn't know I offer free estimates, should I send him an invoice for $150.00 and see what happens?? What a dink!