A customer asked me how much it cost to do this job….I answered him: £1500He said: So expensive for this job?I asked: How much do you think it would cost you?He answers me: £800 maximum… That’s a pretty simple job right? !”- For £800 I invite you to do it yourself.- But…. I don’t know how to.- For £800 I’ll teach you how to. So besides saving you £700, you’ll get the knowledge for the next time you want- It seemed right to him and he agreed.- But to get started: you need tools: A floor sander, edging sander, chop saw, jig saw, multitool Respirator, dust extraction equipment etc…- But I don’t have all these equipment and I can’t buy all of these for one job.- Well then for another £300 more I’ll rent my stuff to you so you can do it.- Okay, he says.- Okay! Tuesday I’m waiting for you to start doing this work- But I can’t on Tuesday I only have time today.- I’m sorry, but I’m only available Tuesday to teach you and lend you my stuff. Other days are busy with other customers.- Okay! That means I’m going to have to sacrifice my Tuesday, give up my tasks.- I forgot. To do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the nonproductive factors.- That is? What is this?”- Bureaucratic, tax, vat, security, insurance, fuel etc.- Oh no!… But to accomplish these tasks, I’m going to spend more money and waste a lot of time!- Do you have them? You can do it to me before?”- Okay!- I’ll make you all the material you need. Truck loading is done Monday evening or Tuesday morning you’ll have to come by 6 loading the truck. Don’t forget to be on time to avoid traffic jams and be on time- At 6??? Nope! Too early for me! I used to getting up later….- You know, I’ve been thinking. Y ‘ all better get the job done. I’d rather pay you the £1500. If I had to, it wouldn’t be perfect and it would cost me a lot more.When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but also:- Knowledge- Experience- Study- Tools- Services- Time to go- punctuality- Accountability- Professionalism- Accuracy- Guaranteed- Patents- Sacrifices- Safety and security- Payment of tax obligationsNo one can denigrate other people’s work by judging prices.Only by knowing all the elements necessary for the production of a certain