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Old 07-05-08, 10:26 PM
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Premium Capacitors

Hey all,

My Compressor stopped working a couple days ago and being a little gun shy with the Heating/Cooling system I called for service. They came out and w/in 10 minutes they handed me a popped capacitor. Said I could try to replace it myself or that they're sell me one for $293 (price printed on their service sheet). I opted for their service and capacitor and figured it might be a little more, but worth the hassle.

Anyway, I thought I'd price the part online and while I can find capacitors that have the same specs as mine, I certainly can't find any that cost nearly as much.

Am I missing something or just simply over-charged?
 
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Old 07-06-08, 05:34 AM
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Was that the installed price including labor?

If just the capacitor it is a very high price.
 
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Old 07-06-08, 06:32 AM
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Sounds like you ran into the infamous Flat Rate Pricing Program. It is kinda like the governments 250 dollar hammer. They calculate on averages how many labor hours/cost of parts/cost of tech training/overhead/profit etc. and come up with a set price for a capacitor replacement. Perfectly fair way to do business if you want to make a lot of money. That new Chevy work truck costs a a lot of cash also you know. You people can just stop complaining about cost, heck add a big fat tip on there 15% minimum. Awh life is good. NOTE: (this is a joke for those whom may not be able to recognize it as one, get your own capacitor they are about 10 bucks)
 
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Old 07-06-08, 10:16 AM
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That's what i was afraid of. Lessoned learned. Thanks for the responses.

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Sounds like you ran into the infamous Flat Rate Pricing Program. It is kinda like the governments 250 dollar hammer. They calculate on averages how many labor hours/cost of parts/cost of tech training/overhead/profit etc. and come up with a set price for a capacitor replacement. Perfectly fair way to do business if you want to make a lot of money. That new Chevy work truck costs a a lot of cash also you know. You people can just stop complaining about cost, heck add a big fat tip on there 15% minimum. Awh life is good. NOTE: (this is a joke for those whom may not be able to recognize it as one, get your own capacitor they are about 10 bucks)
 
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Old 07-06-08, 01:19 PM
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Is the $ 293.00 including the service call ?

Any way you slice it it still seems a little high. We charge about half of that and that's commercial rate.
 
 

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