flacoinohio profile image 82

Can I negotiate an estimated cost of a repair with a contractor?

I am in the process of negotiating a repair to my community pool and after reviewing the proposed estimate for the cost of a replacement part and the installation, I discovered that the part that needs to be replaced is being sold to me at a significant mark up that is almost twice the retail price and two and a half times the wholesale price. The point of contact for this company claims that I cannot negotiate a lower price for the replacement part. his response to my attempt at negotiating a lower price was "take it or leave it".


sort by best latest

ShootersCenter profile image73

David (ShootersCenter) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • flacoinohio profile image

    flacoinohio 4 years ago

    So charging consumers labor, taxes, delivery, and a 100% markup on a product only nets a 10% profit?