Originally Posted by Capt Gill
Here's how it should be when dealing with a professional (let's hope)repair person or shop:State the problem you're having(symptoms) as clearly as possible,don't attempt to give your opinion as to the cause,that's for what you're paying them to do.
DING, DING, we have awinner! As a service
electrician (land based) I go to someones house or business.....they tell me this plug
dont work.....they think they have a short....Well, it isn't a short, and they didn't tell me the whole story either....they have other receptacles and lights that don't work. Tell the tech the issues you are having....ALL of the issues...this is not a time to have a 20 minute conversation.. it is a business.time is money
.... the tech should not have to pump you for info.
Originally Posted by captlloyd
Always get an estimate. Also you can try ''Craigslist'' for help. They have a ''Services'' section and always a link to small engine
repair. There are so many people out there that are talented at this stuff. Find one who will show you what to do, it isn't that hard. Or ''YouTube''. I find that the term ''Professional'' is over-rated. So is ''Marine''. About any lawnmower repair shop could do the job for you at a fraction of the price
Be carefull of craigslist! Some of those people are scumbags and are out to make a buck no matter how unscrupulous they are.....ALWAYS use a reputable shop! Sure you can find talented people....but they don't advertise for free on craigslist because it isn't allowed.....trust me.....you and I can get together, you post and add, and within 2 hours I could have it removed because it violates their rules. Sure you can repost, and have another person report it and have it removed, only to have you repost it....how could you afford to repost it? Simple....you do not have enough business to keep you busy because you rip people off and have a bad reputation or you are not a valid business....
Just remember....you wanna be cheep? you get what you pay for...
It's like a certain member
of CF who bought paintings for 80 bucks, and put then in an 80 buck frames and resold them for 1500 bucks....he now wears a rolex, has a half million dollar house, and a yacht and complains about prices people charge.....I have had people like him as a customer....he thinks I should be living in a slum and eating out of a dumpster....People who advertise services on craigslist are NOT the people you want servicing you!