It could be that the guy is too busy and not interested or he'll use a subbie to do the work and he'll still make a nice profit...
I guess the summer season doesn't help.
I usually pay $500 for back to back installation plus power and they charge extra if it's a long pipe run.
Yes, it is.Just received a quote for purchase a 2.5kw split system appliance and installation for $2500 total. Since the appliance costs under 1K this seems pricey.
Yes, it is.
I got a quote (for 20 air-cons) some years ago for $22K. I said "no thanks, I'll buy them for $400 each online, pay my electrician $400 each to install them, and have the lot done for $16K". He immediately dropped the quote to $15K.