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 ]
Posted on August 2, 2011, in plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Wall of Shame and tagged Bedford, Bedfordshire, overpriced plumber bedford, Plumber, plumbing, plumbing course, plumbing jobs bedford, plumbing training, t4ts, Train4trades, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.