half of 5000 is 4000 (little rant)

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half of 5000 is 4000 (little rant)

Postby Attila » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:32 am

Well, I got the JCB from the MP station in Treppasit road some weeks ago to dig the trench for my underground cable. about 2-3 hours of work. Too bad, I didn't rent it per hour, but for a day, for 5000 baht.

Now the trench needs to get closed again, the sand which had been taken out just pushed back in again. Maybe 1 hour for the JCB. Maximum 2 hours. Now they told my wife that it can get rented only per day. 5000 baht. :shock: Then I called, and explained again that it is just 1 or 2 hours of work, and I don't want to pay one day again if I need 1 hour only.

OK OK, he said, he is giving me the half day rate. Fine, i said, so it is 2500. No no, the half day rate is 4000 baht :shock: :x It would be such a long way to go there (6.5 km), and the driver would have no work after he finishes.

I said no way, not 4000 baht for 1 hour. He said that's the half day price. I said, mai ao (= "i don't take it then")

Someone needs some exercise? I bring some shovels :wink: and coke
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kee niow

Postby RobinT » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:14 pm

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I dont think you are being very fair there Mein Atilla

you see the guys has got fixed mobilisation costs, driving to and from site and a days pay for the driver. the only reduction justified is the fuel and running costs for half a day

Most machinery goes on a day rate

be nice :lol:
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Re: kee niow

Postby Attila » Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:48 am

RobinT wrote::(

I dont think you are being very fair there Mein Atilla

you see the guys has got fixed mobilisation costs, driving to and from site and a days pay for the driver. the only reduction justified is the fuel and running costs for half a day

Most machinery goes on a day rate

be nice :lol:


Well, he has to pay the driver anyway. And the site is not very far. And often one or even 2 of his JCBs are standing around, nothing to do. So, if you include the time to drive there, it is 2-3 hours versus 9 hours for a full day. I do not think that to drive there is a major cost factor, then the distance would influence the price. But a day is 5000 no matter if it is next door, or 10 km. I do not think that for 2-3 hours of work (again, including driving there and back) the costs are 80 % of the costs of running the machine for 9 hours.
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Postby runker » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:39 am

However, if you hire him out for a half day, you have just taken away any chance of that equipment being hired out for a full day on that day as well. Ask around and see if any of your neighbors need the use of this equipment too and then split the cost of a full day.
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Postby Attila » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:51 pm

runker wrote:However, if you hire him out for a half day, you have just taken away any chance of that equipment being hired out for a full day on that day as well.


I see your point. That's why i offered that they could come anytime, also 3 pm or so, so they know they will not have another full day job that same day.

runker wrote:Ask around and see if any of your neighbors need the use of this equipment too and then split the cost of a full day.


That's what is happening. Not too many volunteers applied for shoveling anyway :wink:

We are trying to get the road guy to come earlier and do the first part of the road preparation.

Dozer, you finished digging around at your round there?
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JCB diggers

Postby dozer » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:30 am

Yes, done for the time being. The JCB guys are not too negotiable, I think it is that way with everyone. Our guy charged my 800 baht for one hour overtime which surprised my, I figured he would throw it in.
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Postby Attila » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:56 pm

Attila wrote:
runker wrote:Ask around and see if any of your neighbors need the use of this equipment too and then split the cost of a full day.


That's what is happening. Not too many volunteers applied for shoveling anyway :wink:

We are trying to get the road guy to come earlier and do the first part of the road preparation.


Problem solved :) :D
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