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Re: Setting up TV and Internet

It's one thing to be expensive but quite another to be a rip-off merchant, emergency or not.
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Old 24.09.2015, 18:21
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It's one thing to be expensive but quite another to be a rip-off merchant, emergency or not.
Let me rephrase my last post: Any company with "emergency" in it's name is by default taking you for a ride - they are set up with people in mind who are willing pay triple the price to get stuff done immediately. A customer who wants his locks changed one day will compare prices, one who needs a new lock right now after a burglary will pay anything.
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Re: Setting up TV and Internet

Not really surprised at the costs involved.. I asked a very local (50 m away) sat tv place to fine tune my dish.. I had a good signal. Just wanted it a bit better... They wanted about 300chf for a less than 20 min job.. that includes walking time! They have gone bust now.. how I laughed
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Re: Setting up TV and Internet

logical that one asks the price first
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I had the misfortune once that my girlfriend insisted we/she called an electrician to replace a fuse as she didn't want to hang around while I figured out where it was. I got a bill for 350CHF for 10 minutes of work and the electrician refused to give any prices at the time, even hiding the price sheet he had, other than to say "it would be expensive". He charged for a flat-rate call-out charge, *and* travelling time/costs *and* two hours of work, "gave" me 2 extra fuses in case one blew again but actually at a cost of 20 CHF each (A pack of five costs a few CHF.) This was Elno Elekronotruf in Basel. I asked for an explanation of the bill but they said "you have to pay but after speaking to the electrician we can reduce it to only 300".
Never ever ever get anyone to do any work for you without agreeing the price/performance first.
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