So I quote a job for a lady. She is getting 2 cubic metres of soil delivered and wants me to move it. My price on moving stuff is usually around $80 a cubic metre and I usually expect it to take me around an hour per cubic metre, so I quote $160. She is happy with that and I eventually do the job. It takes me 90 mins but from arrival to departure it is about 2 hours. She says she will get me back to move a cubic metre of mulch, half to the same spot and other half to quite a bit further away. No worries.
But when i get home she has sent me an email
"On reflection it did turn out to be pretty pricey. I think I'll try to DIY with the mulch, so no need to hold a spot for me in your diary next week. Thanks again though! "
I am not in the least bit upset or even disappointed as shoveling is NOT my favorite thing to do, LOL. But I just find it quite interesting that the person was all good with the price but then after paying and "reflection" they now think it is "pricey"
She did remark once I had finished "Oh that was quick". Do you think that they had an idea of how long it should take and that you should only pay a person $160 to shovel two cubic metres of soil if it takes them a long time....say 3 hours.....4....all day?
I guess i am not looking for answers but more a discussion. Interesting human behaviour.