Plumbing firm charges £40 call out charge… A MINUTE!

Times are hard and the economy is struggling, that’s a well known fact. But a plumbing company from Bedford has reportedly took it a bit too far, by allegedly charging £40 A MINUTE for an emergency call out.

The Bedfordshire on Sunday reports that Jirina Sedova, 26, from Bedford, was charged £200 for five minutes of work. Mrs Sedova’s boiler broke down and she phoned a plumbing company to fix it.

After having to give her credit card details just to get them to come out, the plumber turned up, had a look at the boiler for five minutes and then charged Mrs Sedova £204 for the privilege. She said:

“He didn’t even touch the boiler and it cost me £200. He just said you have to get rid of it.”

Now I know times are hard, the price of living and petrol has gone up and people are struggling, but if this is actually true and this company are charging £40 a minute (or £200 for 5 minutes), then it’s completely absurd.

What we want to do though, is get your opinions on this? Are you a plumber/trainee plumber? Would you ever choose such extortionate prices? Let us know what you think below:

[Source: Bedfordshire on Sunday – http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/Plumber-charges-40-a-minute-29072011.htm ]

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Posted on August 2, 2011, in plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Wall of Shame and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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