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Bathroom wall left unfinished by airtasker

Posted by Toni K.

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Glen Alpine, New South Wales, Australia

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Sunday, 27th Aug 2017
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This job has now become urgent thanks to an airtasker who came, saw the job, did half the work needed in twice the amount of time it should have taken, promised to come back and finish the job and now will not answer the phone or messages to come back to finish the job. Just need to grout a shower recess wall and floor. Grout already removed and ready to be grouted.
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Peter M.
(67)
94%Completion rate

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Price includes airtasker fee and labour.
37 years in trade and fully licensed and insured
1 year ago
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Toni K.poster
Thanks to all who replied with an offer but I decided to do it myself. Once burned twice shy they say so didn't want to risk it not being completed today. Don't know how good a job it is but at least I've learned a new skill. Thanks again. Maybe next task.. I have a lot to get done around the house.
Okay. A little advice. Use the squeegee at 45 degrees to the gaps. This will stop you pulling it back out. Same when wiping down.
Toni K.poster
If you are local, you can view the job before you accept it. The previous Airtasker saw it and if he thought it was too much for him he should not have started the job.

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Airtasker allows for a price increase but not decrease
Toni K.poster
Yes. He offered the job for more than what I was offering and I accepted it because I just wanted the task done. Then after working at it for a few hours he says he only quoted for a few hours. I told him to just finish what he had done already and not worry about the rest and he said he would come back and just finish the walls. I am stupid in these matters this is my first time renovating so I don't know what things cost nor how to deal with tradesman. I've learned a lot here.
Unfortunately it's a lesson learnt but not a happy one
If old grout already removed can do it later today for 200
Do not give prices in messages. Now everyone knows how to undercut you.
I'm not going to comment on the motivations why the job was canceled and renegotiated off the app other than to note that this avoids the fee and is probably a breach of site rules. I'm not an expert mind you.
Toni K.poster
Correct.. I should have read the site rules and as I paid the same amount it didn't make a difference to me and there was no re-negotiation on my part. He did offer a few dollars off but I was not fussed about a few bucks and just wanted the job done so I paid the full amount. What really gets me is I usually would not pay the entire amount up front... but I trusted him for some reason. Wont do that again either. I guess I'm naieve in these matters.
This post has no description, no photo, low price. What did you expect.

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Toni K.poster
I did provide photos and I paid$245 for the walls only. If he didn't want the job then he shouldn't have accepted it right? He got $60 an hour for simply using my tools to remove the grout and only from the walls, not the floor. Seems a bit excessive to me.
Who was it
Toni K.poster
I don't like hurting people I won't name him here but I will report him to Airtasker.
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