Why do people give a price for a service as ex VAT;
There is no chance they wont change me the VAT
I am not a tradesman so I cant claim it back.
In all other walks of life you get the price as a total to be paid, you dont pick up a loaf of bread marked as 80p then be asked for £1 at the till.
Its just a way to make it seem a lower cost WE ARE NOT STUPID, just quote the price you are going to expect me to pay!
In addition, anyone who cant tell me prices of the consumables used in the service makes me wonder why?
From what I understand (and I'm not a mechanic) you always change the filters, plugs, GB oil and impellor every year. So why not just either have them costed as a unit, and deduct any parts not needed, money off is always better then money added, or just make the service price include the average cost of the parts you need.
I just had 2 conversations with 2 companies for a service and other work and one (RibShop) gave a clear honest pricing for the work I needed and one (I wont say who) was unable and unwilling to give a price, the closest I got was "between £115 and £200".
Well guess who I am going to give the work too!