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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by LHEBERTLJ View Post
    As Contractors, What Is Your Selling Price Per Pound For R22
    Your first born.
    S**t or get off the pot!

  2. #15
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    I guess this guy goes and buys a shirt and asks the sales guy "now I want to know what you paid for this shirt"? "How do you figure out how much to charge for the shirt, do you call other stores and ask what they are charging for the same shirt"?

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    LOL...


    He's not the first guy to ask what other contractors are charging. And won't be the last.

    But he is asking in the wrong forum..




    Apply for pro membeship, and access to the tech, and biz areas, then you can get much better answers.
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  4. #17
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    Geez, price shopping for freon!

    Don't you get it, there is a cost of doing business that needs to be covered, it also includes profit for the business owner. A business could give away free freon with every service call, but they are going to make it up somewhere else in the cost you pay for thier service. It may be a higher trip charge, higher labor rate, higher parts cost, or in the worst case, selling you repairs and parts you don't need. So go ahead and call around town for the cheapest per lb rate on freon, hopefully you need 10 lbs so you can save $20 to help buy your hard start kit, zerol ice and never clean electrostatic 1/4" supper filter, and the new compressor when yours blows a nut due to being overcharged by 6 lbs.
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    rule of thumb is whatever the bluebook says it cost it cost. Then it depends are u a contract customer or someone who only calls when you have a problem.

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    Maybe, he is a contractor, and just wanted to talk shop. Gee, that would be a novel concept.

    However, nobody chose to engage him. Most of you just wanted to take a dump on him.

    To the OP...

    If you are a contractor, we have rules prohibiting pricing discussions in the open forums. You'll need to have a few more posts to apply for professional membership.

    Benny.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHEBERTLJ View Post
    I apologize for the question, i'm new to this site. I quess what i'm curios about is how do most of you arrive at your going price. Do you use a multiplier or just ask everyone else what the're charging in your area.

    To be competitive you must price it in-line with your competition. Each company arrives at their price differently, from multipliers to WAG.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    I sell R-22 by the inch and R-410A by the millimeter. Actually I just charge what my company tells me to charge. Our overhead is more than the refrigerant itself.
    I believe in latent heat.

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    Refrigerants pricing.

    Recently checked with other contractors in our area and we found all charged a different per pound price for 4 of the basic refrigerants we use.

    Checked with multiple wholesalers and also found different pricing on the same day with larger price swings on multiple days.

    The price is entirely dependent on how its bought in the wholesale markets. How long its carried in inventory, how often its turned over on our side, etc..

    In my opinion its no longer possible for us to set a solid price for refrigerants.
    Recently sent another note in our billings to our regular customers in effect saying that refrigerants are a commodity item and will be priced accordingly due to the wide swings we see in our purchase prices and replacement costs of existing stocks.
    So we try to price refrigerants based on futures costs in the hopes of maintaining some kind of profit.

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    It's not like the price of gas, which people buy all the time. And after all we don't sell copper by the yard either.
    I believe in latent heat.

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    Thats a wicked ak-47 and a Bad A*s Cat!!!!
    rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by airon View Post

    In my opinion its no longer possible for us to set a solid price for refrigerants.
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    Price subject to change without prior notice.
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    the price for a pound of freon is %^$#&*



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