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Re: What is going rate for body work????
On Sat, 29 Mar 1997 VINCELYONS@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-03-29 10:34:07 EST, you write:
> << Breeze (my girlfriend, if you don't know already)
> was rear ended yesterday in the 90s and the insurance company won't pay more
> than $26/hr labor for the body work. The shop I've used before and plan to
> use again(best place around) charges $28/hr. Adjuster claims that is
> unusually high, and doesn't want to pay it. He will pay the $28 neverless,
> since it's my car and my way. I don't think the rate is "unusually
> high"......what do you all say?
> Try getting your plumbing repaired for evan $28.00 @ hour !!!
> Let's see... if someone is paid $14.00 an hour. Other
> employment expenses for the employer, SS tax and
> workmans comp stuff probably close to double it....
> Heat, lights, utilites, taxes, insurance, rent and
> even enviromental waste expenses these days...
> Ah !!! I understand !!! The adjuster thinks the black
> hearted capitalist body shop owner should pay for
> the privilage of handling his business !!!
> Guess what ???
> I want the grunt who does the work on MY car
> to be making a little more than 14.00 @ hour.
> Vince Lyons
Forgive my ignorance, but are body shops usually far cheaper than
mechanical work where labor fees are computed? The shop I trust my 5kcs to
when I don't trust myself charges $45/hr and that's less than the local
Audi dealer. Cheapest place in town asks $35/hr. Opinions?
who wants the grunt to make more than $14 but wishes he didn't talk about
his trips to Europe sooo much:)