Originally Posted by blt2ski
THEN, speaking as a contractor, no not a boat builder, when "I" get clients that I realize are contacting numerous folks for bids, reality is, I bid higher as the potential client will probably be a PITA,
Are you say that people who get several bids on a big expensive job are PITA's?
When I had to re-roof my first house back in the 80's I got 5 bids that ranged from $3400 to $5700. In those days it took me 2 or 3 weeks to earn that $2300 difference.
When we recently re-did our kitchen and floors the bids ranged from $11K for the whole job to $24K for just the CABINETS.
Only a fool would take a single bid on a job costing $thousands.
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I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.