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Report: #1463261

Complaint Review: Waldron Electric - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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  • Reported By: Suzanne — Pittsburgh United States
  • Waldron Electric
    500 Regis Avenue #18415
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    United States

Waldron Electric severely overcharged for services Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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Do not trust Waldron Electric!!

I had a fuse blow and was unable to make the fuse switch remain on ON. I called Waldron Electric because they had a good ad in the Yellow Pages which stated that they had 25 years of local service and also had 24-hour service. Late in that evening the repairman showed up and immediately demanded I pay him $85 just for entering the door, payable only in cash or by card, no check. Warning bells should have rung and I should have shown him the door.

 

He went outside, briefly checked the problem outlet, said it was OK and then charged $928 just for a diagnostic.When I questioned the cost, he said "It's the cost of doing business in America. I have to pay for my truck, tools, etc."  He then gave me a song and dance about how much money he has to pay the city for licensing and extra training. "Blame the city." 

 

By that time I was in deep, but was appalled at what happened next. He went downstairs, fiddled with the obstinate breaker switch and reset it, charging me $500 plus $745 for the necessary city inspection. When I questioned this outrageous price for resetting a breaker switch, he said $500 was the minimum charge for doing anything at all, and that I should 'blame Mayor Peduto' for the city inspection. 

 

Is an expensive city inspection necessary for resetting a breaker switch??

 

All in all I was charged $2258 for a brief visit. I'm deeply ashamed I allowed myself to be taken in and outrageously charged. This morning I Googled 'fraud complaints, Weldron Electric' and found many stories similar to mine as well as a case against them by the attorney general.

 

And Mr. Waldron: Please do not lower yourself by calling me nasty names or threatening a lawsuit for telling the truth as you have to others.

 

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