I have a problem as my sister’s boyfriend wanted me to put in two new zippers into his Carharrt Vest. When I found the zippers it was $20.00 just to have two shipped to my house. I figured he would not want to spend that much for two zippers for half worn out vest But He Did!
Yesterday it took me an hour just to rip the first one out. I am thinking to myself this is a nightmare job. I don’t like alterations and I will never do this again.
Plus I had to double wash the two vest twice to get the smell of chewing tobacco out of them. Then I had my time looking up on the Internet to find the Number 10 zippers that are brass.
How am I going to end up charging this guy? I don’t want to do it for free -no such way. I won’t charge him for washing the garnets or finding the zippers although I am going to list it on the invoice with a charge of $0.00 for those two duties. What do you charge for ripping something out that took an hour. It had double or triple stitching to tear out. What is a fair price.
Also, despite trying to order the correct length I am going to have to modify the zippers by removing teeth with needle nose and cutting the zipper tape. I can see now in the beginning I am going to cut people off with “I don’t do alterations.”
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!