• Report: #407643

Complaint Review: A-1 American Plumbing

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  • Submitted: Sat, January 03, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, January 03, 2009

  • Reported By:Chesapeake Virginia
A-1 American Plumbing
810 Juniper Crescent #108 Chesapeake, Virginia U.S.A.
  • Phone: 757-548-0500
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  • Category: Plumbing

A-1 AmericanA-1 American Plumbing Price gouging and scammers to get "service call" fee Chesapeake Virginia

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I called A-1 American on a referral from a friend to come snake a clogged drain. The serviceman got there, looked around for 5 minutes, and then gave a quote of 975.47 (including the 15% phonebook discount).
This price was and is extreme for a snaking of a clogged drain so I refused the work and the serviceman left with the $150 service fee for coming out to give the estimate.

I next called roto-rooter, who doesn't charge to come out and give an estimate, and they ended up doing the job for $195.

The price difference is almost 5 times. If that isn't price gouging I don't know what is, and what's worse is the $150 service charge for coming out. It is obvious that they are price gouging and it's my belief that they are only after the $150 service call charge. I'm going to refute the charge on my credit card and am thinking of calling 10-on-your-side because it seems apparent from other people's reports that this company is scamming people for the service call charge.

Jasonlc
Chesapeake, Virginia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/03/2009 03:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/A-1-American-Plumbing/Chesapeake-Virginia-23320/A-1-AmericanA-1-American-Plumbing-Price-gouging-and-scammers-to-get-service-call-fee-Che-407643. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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