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  1. #1
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    COPY OF EMAIL SENT TO ME:

    Hello,

    I need someone to install a 10,200 BTU Samsung Window Air Conditioner.
    I bought it used from someone, and am missing some minor parts (which
    altogether would cost <$5 at Home Depot), such as window gaskets/seals
    to keep out flies, the security bracket to prevent the window from
    opening, as well as a few screws. I was wondering how much it would
    cost to install the AC and provide the missing parts. The chassis
    removes from the cabinet, so it'll be an easy install (should take
    less than an hour). In fact, it's so easy that I would do it myself,
    but I don't want to take even a remote chance of the A/C falling and
    hurting someone.

    I'm e-mailing several air conditioner installers and will go with the
    person with the lowest price. I'm looking to spend a maximum of $50,
    and I live on Lexington in the 40's.

    Please reply at your earliest convenience. Thanks.


    trenstar@gmail.com

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    $5 for parts.......Hehehehe

    Then you get up to $45 for the install...LOL

    I guess that's why I don't do window units!

    Maybe since there's such a huge profit I should reconsider!









    Ok, I thought about it....I still don't work on them!

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    I'll bet they want someone to cut their lawn for $1.00 too. CHEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.

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    I just googled the email name and got some investment company, I guess this is how they save all those millions

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    Originally posted by icyhotnyc
    The chassis
    removes from the cabinet, so it'll be an easy install (should take
    less than an hour). I'm looking to spend a maximum of $50,
    Ha...I like thatm, a H/O tells you how long something will take. Did you email him back? I would've had fun with this one.
    Get back to work.

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    Wow 50 clams, 5 bucks at home cheapo, less than an hour.....sounds like a great job.
    How can some people be so stupid, nevermind, I think I already know.
    Bet his phone is ringing off the hook.
    He must thinking we are like that new tv show, "Desperate HVAC Contractors."
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    He lives on Lexington in the 40's alright....... the 1940's.......
    I may have to e-mail him.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

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    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Diceman
    [B]He lives on Lexington in the 40's alright....... the 1940's.......


    LOL..I had to put in a stat just yesterday for an old couple,I thought I was never going to hear the end of it from the old man telling me in his day he could to them all
    day long for two dollars.

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    a USED window shaker? I didn't even know that there was a market for such a thing, let alone people who would buy one. He probably paid more for that used heap on E-bay than what you could get it new and he probably thinks he got a great deal on it.

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    update/copy of emails part 2:


    --We would be happy to provide you with service. To properly install your large A/C, you will need to purchase the proper brackets to support the weight, this is also the law in NYC. If you had all the necessary parts, we could install for $150. I do suggest you test the used unit before you pay someone to install it. Call (866)7ICYHOT to schedule an appointment.
    > Thank you

    ---Sorry, but I found someone licensed to install it for $50. Curious
    about the support brackets - since when did it become a law in NYC? Almost every window AC installed in my apartment building does not
    have brackets. I also see many other apartment buildings with ACs
    installed w/out brackets. Please reply at your earliest convenience. Thanks


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    I bet he wants to hire the other guy and then use what you tell him to hang the other guy for improperly installing it. There's a job he'll regret.

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    just a side note, this area of town is all high rise buildings. He found someone to dangle a 50 pound piece of scrap metal over the pedestrians on the sidewalk. Someone should put up a sign "the sky is falling".

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    Originally posted by icyhotnyc
    I just googled the email name and got some investment company, I guess this is how they save all those millions

    Investment Company telling you how long it should take to install.

    Why not send them $5 and tell them you'll stop by next week for your million dollar return.
    Aircraft Mechanical Accessories Technician. The Air Force changed the job title to Air Craft Environmental Systems Technician. But I've decided I'll always be a Mech Acc.

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