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Offline AJ

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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2014, 05:30:25 PM »
Patricio, you talked me into it. :D
Just placed my order for the large print parts/labor version.

How long did it take for you to receive it after you placed your order?
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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2014, 09:54:16 PM »
Had it in  about 5 days.  Read the 1st dozen or so pages to learn how to use it, do price adjustments,  general education on flat rate pricing, why so called easy jobs are priced seemingly high & more.    Insurance risk, knowledge, cost of business, vehicle expenses, parts cost are all factored in.   I am positive after your initial familiarization you will come to rely on it,   A sound business decision.   Patricio
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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2014, 10:34:18 PM »
I just bought the BB at the ASTI. I have been going over this in my head for a while. I don't live in a metro area. Most of the prices seem too high for my area. I scanned a couple pages and sent to my parts supplier manager and asked him what he thought. One price he mentioned was the $149.23 cost to change the two rubber inlet hoses on a Whirlpool Duet. He said "if you charge that you will probably get thrown out of the house".

I have read both sides of the story until I am Blue in the face. I KNOW it is a good concept, I think I just have to come up with some sort of percentage to deduct. The BB talks about maybe 10-15% for rural areas. I am thinking maybe 20%.

I agree that if you buy a $3000.00 Samsung fridge that the cost of repair should be on par with the difficulty level. It's the Top Load Washers, Dryers and to some extent the Front Load Washer prices that seem way too much and I am afraid that they will replace rather than repair if presented with the BB prices. It is a fine line that we walk.

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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 11:43:01 PM »
I use it .

How long have you been using it? How's it been working out for you?

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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 12:01:38 AM »
About 8 months, I open it on every call. I explain the cost of the repair , then depending on the customer I give a 10 to 20 percent discount. I always give senior citizens a discount any way.. I think it helps sell the repair. Everyone likes a discount. On many of the harder jobs I just stick to the book price.

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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2014, 12:09:35 AM »
How easy is it to look up the different jobs?
Do they give a different rate for say replacing a door boot on a front load Frigidaire washer vs a Whirlpool Duet?
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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2014, 05:17:05 AM »
It lists different manufacturers as different rate.      Bottom line is it works for me.     I was told that I would get "thrown out of the house"   I found that not to be true.   With the initial contact phone call I explain I use the BB for pricing, it is a national average, & because I am in a rural area also, I give  10% discount on most jobs.
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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 11:17:11 PM »
I ordered the book last friday and have yet to hear word of it being shipped. I'm not very impressed so far.
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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 12:16:01 AM »
Amazon Prime can spoil a person.  :)

Offline niobrara

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Re: Appliance Blue Book - Job Rate Guide?
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2014, 08:11:06 AM »
I ordered the book last Friday and have yet to hear word of it being shipped. I'm not very impressed so far. LOL , sounds like my part orders lately. Seems the only thing I can get fast is shoe covers. They came next day,whirlpool tranny took a week. AJ , you will find the book worth the wait. That said mine took over a week to receive. :)


 

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