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Luvwales74 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:36:54

We have just had some work done by a trades person. The price quoted included a split between materials and labour. Labour was 1000 and materials 300.
I paid tradesmen 200 for the materials as he needed the money immediately. They came in 100 cheaper than quote. All good.
So now is time to pay bill. Dh has paid the full quote less the £200 paid for materials.
I tried to say we actually only owe the 1k for labour not the £1100.
His reply was I know what I am going but he doesn't does he?

pipsqueak25 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:41:39

was it written down ? can you ask the tradesman ? fingers crossed he might remember the under costing, other wise you are £100 down, the trade guy is £100 up and you know your husband has been a bit of a dick.

Luvwales74 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:46:24

I have the written itemised quote with the figures separated. Dh won't admit he is wrong as it turns out he has already sent payment despite job not being finished.
Guess I am going to have to write it off.

Birdsgottafly Sun 20-Nov-16 12:59:12

Why can't you bring it up with the person doing the work?

It's a simple mistake.

MrEBear Sun 20-Nov-16 13:01:27

Was it an estimate or a tender?
Estimate can fluctuate, Tenders are fixed.

If the materials had come to £350 would you have paid £350 or £300?
Paying before it is complete is a bit silly but generally I am with your DH accept the price was fixed and be clear if you get work done again, is it fixed price and what exactly is included in it.

Luvwales74 Sun 20-Nov-16 16:51:37

The tradesman made it clear that we were to pay what the materials cost.
I could speak to him when or if he returns. He may not do the snagging now he has the cash.
Anyway as soon as I try to talk to dh he closes the conversation down as I guess he knows he is wrong.

Luvwales74 Sun 20-Nov-16 16:52:45

O and yes when he said we may need more materials I said I was happy to pay. We didn't in the end.

Bringmewineandcake Sun 20-Nov-16 17:07:31

DH is wrong, and extremely daft to have paid before completion of the job!

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