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  1. Joe Cogan

    Joe Cogan New to

    Ive got my first professional job coming up soon and ive quoted them £200, but what if it takes less time to do the job than anticipated? should i lower the price or keep it the same ad tell them i quoted for the amount of work done not the amount of time it took?
  2. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

  3. Joe Cogan

    Joe Cogan New to

    yes what?
  4. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Yes you've priced for the work not for your time
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  5. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    How long are you anticipating the work will take ? 1 day ?
  6. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    North East England
    Depends how you wrote it down and what they accepted.
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  7. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Price is the price they it takes 1 day.....or 1 week
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  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    If you've delivered a great job, done properly and the customer is happy with it, then don't reduce your final price. Be happy that you've made a decent profit.
    Believe me, in this game there are plenty of long, drawn out, painful jobs where you'll deserve much more than you've quoted for or indeed you'll get!
    Swings and roundabouts...
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  9. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    When I give a price they normally faint :openmouth:
  10. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Forum Entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    To cheap or to dear..?
    Or no deodorant..:)
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  11. Joe Cogan

    Joe Cogan New to

    ok thank you, i thought that was the case
  12. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    and what if it takes more time than anticipated?

    its all part of gaining the experience..
  13. Ajax123

    Ajax123 Tilers Forums Pro - Screed Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Price for the job not for the time it takes. Some jobs will be quicker some will be slower and all are subject to the unexpected. Dot sell yourself short you are providing he client with a service and it's easy to be too cheap.
  14. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Small jobs tend to be disproportionately expensive as your "standing" expenses are the same ( traveling, van, tools etc ) so form a larger percentage of the overall cost. Plus the fact that the "2 hour job" has actually cost you at least half a day by the time you've loaded your van, travelled to and from, collected materials, etc,etc.
  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    I do agree with most comments on here . But if the job takes significantly less time than you allowed for and you have something else to go to ie half a day instead of a whole day and you have another job you can go to and still earn the rest of your days money . I would not have a problem charging them half a day particularly when trying to develop your business . They are then going to tell their friends how reasonable you were and you actually charged less than you quoted.
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  16. Fingers

    Fingers Active Member

    I'm still pretty new to this but if you're anything like me youll probably find that you will under quote your your first few jobs and they'll take longer than expected- It must have taken me a good 5 or 6 before I got my quotes about right (maybe I'm a slow learner).
    I always keep to my quotes - sometimes they take less or more time but if the jobs good and the price doesn't go up then I can't see you getting any complaints - Good luck
  17. donald F

    donald F Active Member

    Best to change less great advertising nobody likes people who are greedy and always recommended you when they think they have got a bargain .
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