To-day, I got an electrician in to replace 5 light fittings. No wiring required. Easy access. Simple fittings. He gave me a verbal quote for the job over the phone of “about $100”. He was in the house for just over an hour – after arriving half an hour late and then he hit me with a bill of $500! He said that he had meant $100 for each fitting.
My surgeon didn’t charge $500 an hour when I had to have an operation last year.
I have looked up electrician pricing sites and I think that his original quote of “about $100” is about right. What do Riotact people think?