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    • donglefan
    • By donglefan 6th Oct 17, 2:29 PM
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    is it fair to have to pay for a plumber's quote?
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    • 6th Oct 17, 2:29 PM
    is it fair to have to pay for a plumber's quote? 6th Oct 17 at 2:29 PM
    moved to other section
    Last edited by donglefan; 06-10-2017 at 2:35 PM. Reason: put it in a different section about quotes
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 6th Oct 17, 2:37 PM
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    Imho it's reasonable, his time isn't free. It's best to ask in advance if a quote/diagnosis will be chargeable.
    • betsie
    • By betsie 6th Oct 17, 10:29 PM
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    My husband has been a plumber for 25 yrs. he has never charged anyone to go and estimate a job. It's just part of the business.
    If you can try and use a plumber recommended by a friend or relative.
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 6th Oct 17, 10:48 PM
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    I wouldn’t expect to pay for a quote for a new boiler say but to get someone to look at a fault and then say your going with someone else because they are cheaper, I think it’s reasonable to pay a diagnostic fee.
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