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Subject:  Re: Low-ball estimate? Date:  10/7/2003  7:00 PM
Author:  timjbd Number:  41702 of 140290


This (the seemingly low bid) may result from the fact that he is actually the one who will do the work. The other contractors you talked to would most likely send one or two other people to do the work and pay them...around $75-$80 apiece, and pocket the remaining $450 for themselves. Ask the low bidder if he is the one who will do the work, and then call the higher bidders and ask them if they will personally be doind the work or sending out "employees".


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