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Old 11-06-2019, 09:59 AM
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captpepin
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It's all about "Local Skilled Labor" if anything requires "Local Skilled Labor" it's going to cost you and it probably should. What's it cost for a guy just to show up at your house to look at a refrigerator that is not working? Think about it the owner had to pay Insurance, Workers comp, govt license, the truck, the tools, training, gas, etc, etc. It's really hard to make money in a "Throw Away" society.

As soon as anything can be automated, build or grown in a factory the cost drops and drops with zero inflation.

I'm sure at least 60% the cost of the "Window" treatment quote was instillation labor and the "Decorator's Profit"