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howard
04 Apr 18 10:25
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My mother had a new toilet seat supplied and fitted. Don't think it was anything special in any way.  Just wondered if anyone would be nearer than my guess.  Any rough  guesses ?
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Report JOMO April 4, 2018 11:33 AM BST
For the seat itself as well as labour? I say £38.

I managed to change a siphon in the cistern a few weeks ago, having never dabbled in such witchcraft before. Took the whole afternoon - had to take the whole cistern off (twice - I effed up the first time) but got it all going fine and dandy in the end. Spare part was £9 or something. Probably saved £100 in labour. Happy
Report howard April 4, 2018 11:57 AM BST
well I thought with the labour just into three figures. It was £340 ( inc vat )
Report GoOnThen April 4, 2018 11:59 AM BST
That's taking the pish.
Report howard April 4, 2018 12:00 PM BST
I have to mention it was in Harrogate.
Report Crisp77 April 4, 2018 12:07 PM BST
I wouldn't stand for it
Report Dr Crippen April 4, 2018 12:25 PM BST
Prince Charles takes his own toilet seat with him when he goes out.
So I would image he must employ someone full time to follow him around with it in case he's taken short and wants to do a number 2.

Toilet seat fitter by appointment no doubt.
Report GoOnThen April 4, 2018 12:39 PM BST
Did he assume your mother was flush?
Report gawdalmighty April 4, 2018 12:48 PM BST
Crap jokes aside...why the heck didn't you or someone in the family or friend fit it for her? Cheap as chips to buy and a doddle to fit, a 5 min job.  Cry
Report JOMO April 4, 2018 12:52 PM BST
howard • April 4, 2018 12:00 PM BST
I have to mention it was in Harrogate.


Just imagine what the price would be for Bath Shocked
Report Lady Faye Verrit April 4, 2018 12:58 PM BST
I would sit on it for a while....Silly
Report Latalomne April 4, 2018 12:59 PM BST

Apr 4, 2018 -- 6:48AM, gawdalmighty wrote:


Crap jokes aside...why the heck didn't you or someone in the family or friend fit it for her? Cheap as chips to buy and a doddle to fit, a 5 min job. 


THIS

Report Crisp77 April 4, 2018 1:02 PM BST
Maybe he thought it was a bog standard job?
Report Lady Faye Verrit April 4, 2018 1:16 PM BST
The three month saga of my "Jacob Delafon" seat and hinges.

I sent photos of the hinges, which are stainless steel, and show a square flat pad at the top.

Also told them the name of the suite, which is "Antarez" and discontinue, and is "Gris Celeste" in colour.

The stupid bint that I was dealing with said she was trying to find the seat but, in the meantime she would send the hinges.

How the hell could she send me a cheap plastic, and basic pair given all the facts I gave?

Many weeks later she said she found a seat and I asked "is it "Gris Celeste" and she said it was, and she had it right there on her desk!
Report Lady Faye Verrit April 4, 2018 1:22 PM BST
....sorry, trigger finger...

She was sending it recorded delivery, and with the hinges it would be £60.00.

Why oh why didn't I ask for a photo???

It duly arrived and, no surprise, it was a cheap flat grey, and with even more plastic hinges!!!!
Report SlippyBlue April 4, 2018 1:37 PM BST
£340 is just completely absurd and basically your Mother has been royally ripped off. I trust you have insisted she doesn't pay it and have words with the crook who has tried to charge her that obscene amount. At a push it should be no more than 50 quid tops to supply and fit.
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 1:42 PM BST
340 quid is insane! I've fitted a couple. One was very quick, the other was a struggle as the old butterfly nuts had rusted very hard onto the threads so was a bit of hassle, but even removing them with didn't take THAT long.
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 1:46 PM BST
BTW After the "rusty nuts" incident I'd make sure if you install one, grease up the threads when installing to try and stop that happening.
Report Crisp77 April 4, 2018 2:29 PM BST
Must be additional charges for the inconvenience?
Report Biscar Two from a mile back April 4, 2018 2:36 PM BST
Don't know guys, I once changed a toilet seat at my auntie's. It was sticky with old pish and the hum of sweet smelly urine sticks to the inside of my nostrils to this day.
Report casemoney April 4, 2018 10:48 PM BST
"Jacob Delafon" Do men Rest their Jacobs on the seat while taking a Dump ?
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 10:52 PM BST
"Don't know guys, I once changed a toilet seat at my auntie's. It was sticky with old pish"

You could probably have sold that to a pervert on ebay LaughLaugh
Report STUDYFORM April 4, 2018 11:13 PM BST
They cost between £5 and £30 generally and take about 5 minutes to fit. There isn't even a need for any tools usually.

anything over £40 for the job is a rip-off imo.
Report a bitofinterest April 4, 2018 11:15 PM BST
MARVELLOUS FLUSH TOILETY!
Report Aspro April 4, 2018 11:21 PM BST
£40? When was the last time you called a plumber out Study?

I'd say around £80 minimum but most wouldn't entertain that either
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 11:22 PM BST
IT's not really a plumbing job it's the most basic DIY. If the nuts aren't rusted it takes like 5 minutes.
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 11:23 PM BST
It's like two wing nuts on two shafts that go into two holes, you hand turn them, idelaly.
Report Aspro April 4, 2018 11:24 PM BST
I totally agree JC but nobody would come out for a song; only a neighbour or member of family would do it for next to nothing
Report akabula April 4, 2018 11:26 PM BST
Don't take this sitting down.
Report akabula April 4, 2018 11:29 PM BST
Seriously though has the bill been paid?
If so ask for a breakdown of the bill.
I'd also report it to Trading Standards, £340 is Rogues Trader territory.
Report Just Checking April 4, 2018 11:38 PM BST
Well you get these odd job men that would be a lot cheaper than a qualified plumber.

Just make sure it's an odd job man, and not odd job. Basically if you go to the door and it's a chinese guy in a top hat, don't open it.
Report Capt__F April 4, 2018 11:41 PM BST
takin the p1$$
Report Johnny_Mustang April 5, 2018 10:58 AM BST
Just Checking
"Don't know guys, I once changed a toilet seat at my auntie's. It was sticky with old pish"

You could probably have sold that to a pervert on ebay


Sigh, I was the underbidder.
Report flushgordon1 April 5, 2018 11:04 AM BST
£340 that's a load of sh!te.
Report mad mad moon April 5, 2018 11:18 AM BST
£340  ShockedDid that include a return flight from Warsaw?
Report Jack Hacksaw April 5, 2018 12:16 PM BST
I can imagine a ton, but that is ridiculous.
Report BARROWBOY April 5, 2018 12:21 PM BST
was he independent or part of a chain
Report Lady Faye Verrit April 5, 2018 3:29 PM BST
Very subtle JC....Grin
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