how much would you pay someone for....

Discussion in 'General' started by acorn27, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. acorn27

    acorn27 4 out of 3 people in the world struggle with math

    I recently had a local guy that I know do about 4 hours of work on my truck (suspension replacement). He doesn't do this for a living, just did it at his house as he had the time/knowhow/tools/ambition.

    He's pretty laid back about payment, he said "just whatever you think". I want to do right by him, so what should I pay him for his 4 hours of suffering?
  2. 4 Hours with your sister.
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  3. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    What’s your local garage labor rate? $100/hr?

    I’d say half that and a 30 rack of PBR
  4. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I'd say $200 at least. 50 bucks an hour is fair.
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  5. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    I have a guy that does work like that for us on occasion and he's paid $40./hr.
  6. turner38

    turner38 Well-Known Member

    What did he do and what was it on?
  7. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

  8. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    $200 cash and a twelver of whatever beer he drinks.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  9. cBJr

    cBJr Well-Known Member

  10. acorn27

    acorn27 4 out of 3 people in the world struggle with math

    New shocks on my old '02 Tacoma. Bolts were rusted to shit. I could have done it but didn't need the aggravation right now. I bought the parts and he installed.

    I was thinking along the same lines of $50/hr ~ $200 range. He's like 25 and doesn't drink, so I'll just have to keep the PBR for myself.
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  11. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    So 200 bucks and a doobie. Or whatever the kids call them now.
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  12. Pooh

    Pooh Administrator

    Probably refills for his vape :D
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  13. SmokeSignalRT

    SmokeSignalRT Fat Member

    Anything less than $400 and you're saving. $200 is probably more than he would get at work so thats probably fair.
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  14. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I have never swapped shocks on a Tacoma. Is that a four hour project?
  15. maslov

    maslov Well-Known Member

    I had all new suspension done on my old 07 Tacoma, ARB Shocks, springs, leaf springs, struts... similar issues where old parts were super rusted... I bought the parts, local shop installed it. Labor ran me about $800.

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  16. bleacht

    bleacht Well-Known Member

    Growing up, my dad would bring our mechanic a twelver after getting something fixed but the guy had quit drinking by the time I was like 10. My dad started paying to have a pizza delivered after getting something fixed instead. The guy always remembered and seemed grateful, something I still think about 25 years later.

    If the guy does right by you, something a little extra is never a bad thing.
  17. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Find out if he has an account with snap on et al and give him like a $50 gift certificate he can use on his account.
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  18. Stumpy

    Stumpy apprentice

    That's about 1 extra 10mm socket at snap on rates
  19. Chango

    Chango Something clever!

    It wasn't a four-hour project on a 2000 Frontier, but if the bolts were all rusted to hell it would take longer than it took me to do mine. Of course, I'm also assuming that the shocks are similar to an old Frontier.
  20. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    How much would you have charged to do that to someones car?

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