We have a builder here repairing the facia he gave us a quote Tuesday, in writing and it was $670 this was labour and materials. He asked us to pay for the materials which we did worked out it was about $300 worth as well) that day (he got a price for it all . His a one man team and we figured it was fair for him to ask for materials we didnt mind doing this as most places like a deposit anyhow so its no different really.
Now he comes this morning to do the work and tells me that materials were $200 more than expected....i am like pardon? I said you got a quote you got a price on everything and you told me it was going to cost X amount he said well now its $200 more!! I am so angry considering he said he had priced everything already.
Now i dont want him getting ripped but i think its his fault for not getting the correct quote plus i budgetted to get it done so $200 more is really a chunk out of what i have left for the month (i am paid monthly)
Now seeing its his mistake do you think its fair that i pay him what he quoted orginally and then pay the difference at the end of the month when i got paid due to him underestimating things or do i not have to pay the $200
I dont mind paying it but i thought quotes were for that reason and honestly i cant afford that extra today IYKWIM
any advice please would be appreciated