LAST week I went on a rant about insurance companies, but this week another type of industry has really peeved me off.
To put it nicely.
Tradies - from roofers to landscapers and mechanics are in their element in this town.
I was last week quoted $240 to have my lawn mown.
No, that wasn't a typo.
As I informed the man on the other end of the phone - not only could I buy a lawn mower for that price, I could hire a ride-on mower and have a teenager pay me for the pleasure of trimming the grass.
His response? Oh.
I'd love to meet the person who pays $240 to have their grass mown.
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Please contact me, because you need a good awakening.
My brother, who lives in Yeppoon is able to have a larger lawn mown for $25.
Mechanics, you're just as bad.
I was quoted over $100 to replace the wipers on my car.
Seriously guys - I may be female; I may look like I know nothing about cars, and to top it off, I may be blonde.
But I don't like being ripped off.
Surely I'm not the only one who's received an outrageous quote for a seemingly simple task?
It makes me think people in our town part with their money too freely, or just simply doesn't value it.
Perhaps they just earn a huge amount more than I do every week.
Or is the much rumoured "Gladstone tax", which has been blamed for many cases of massive costs, at work?
Let me know what you think.
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