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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2010, 05:14:09 PM »
I charge $300 minimum here in Austin, TX. Plus extra expenses if I incur them.   Ya, I lose 3 out of 4 callers because that is too much, but I don't need the removal fee, hell, I have to give it too the wife to let me keep bees. I do it for the fun.

I hate it when I find myself doing a job for less, because I give up a day of my life for a hive that has a 50/50 chance to live.  It is far easier to trap swarms to get free bees.

My exceptions are helping broke little old ladies and broke single moms.
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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2010, 09:50:51 PM »
<I would like you to verify that all those businesses only give discounts after jacking up the price first.>

Verify?  Why?  I am not trying to convince or investigate anyone.  I'm not even trying to start an argument.  You are taking this discussion defensively.  It is just a discussion about "how much does one charge for a bee removal".

 <I am thinking you are doing some assuming there.>

No assumptions only facts.  How do I know?  Because I investigated them in the past.  That was my job.

Sorry for any inconvenience.  I'll just move on to another topic.
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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2010, 10:40:12 PM »

 I offer my apologies to all the forum members.  I have had a pretty stressful past couple of days and  I let myself get a bit carried away in my discussion/disagreement with gaucho.  Suffice it to say, I hope everyone runs things the way it works best for them and y'all have a good day.

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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2010, 10:48:25 PM »
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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2010, 10:57:08 PM »
gaucho you can charge what you want.  i can do it for free.  isn't this a great country??

i don't do cutouts for people who act like an a$$ when i talk to them.  wouldn't hire anyone who acted like an a$$ either. 
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Re: Cut-out & trap outs, what do you charge?
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2010, 11:28:16 PM »
Kathy, I had a guy call me late one evening about a swarm that he claims just moved into his soffit. I was in the area so I went by.

I told him I would call him in a few days to see if the bees had settled in or moved on. He had an air about him during my visit.

He called late the next day and left a message on the machine. His message "Are you going to come get these bees or what!"

Guess who didn't get a return phone call?  :lol:

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