__PG__ wrote:They replaced the tube with a 'Schwable Shop Tube' for $12.00
Labour was $12.00, charged out one quarter hour of the $48 hourly labour rate.
Total cost was $24, not $25 as orginally posted.
Oh well...that's inflation for you. I've told him to bring his old tube into work tomorrow, buy a puncture kit and I'll show him how to patch tubes.
$48 per hour is cheap.
The sparky charged $70 per hour. - Presumable before GST. How long ago?
My motor mechanic charges $102 per hour before GST
My LBS charged me $36 = $40 less 10% to cut the steerer on my new tandem. He said it took about half an hour which equals a rate of $80 per hour GST inclusive andI was happy to pay because he is a great bike mechanic and I look forward to doing more business with him in the future and I want him to stay in business.