Its been crazy the last few weeks, I have a very good reputation, do quality work, and take care of my regulars, but lately whats up. Lost 6 condenser changeouts in last few weeks. People wont wait if a/c is down, there starting to call around instead. Ive been doing this for 17 years, been on my own about 9 years, just seeing alot of this and ignorant h.o.'s too. One guy says yeesterday that I was out at his moms condo and condemned unit 16 years old, says my price is a litlle high, asks how much I buy the h.p. for and how much I will make, he then says so you must be making over a grand for a days work he call a friend (he works for crane co. as a manager0 I say would you go into a resteraunt and ask how much they paid for the booze, and the steak, he says I just might I have Big Balls! See ya! Another one friend of the family not really close even, his condenser is gone and I give him a price $475 cheaper than I normally would do, he says well I can get the condenser on E-Bay for $$$$ how much will you pay, and how much you making off me. Then do work for guy owns car dealership, he is buying his son a office townhouse (sons 25 years old starting own business) one heat pump gone, after I finish call old man says I forgot my check book, says he will go home to get it, I say never mind its 90 deg. out dont have time to wait, hes says he wants me to replacenever sends check for service call or dep. like promised 3-weeks ago. I just venting, but what the hell is going on, I dont even think I want to stay in business anymore if this is the way its going to be. Those a just a few stories, could tell more. Like I said too, Ive been on my own awhile, and never ran into any of this. You other self employeds going thru it.