This person has money. I imagine even in today's market, the house is $1.5-2 million. They have this
in the entryway. The ceiling is 24' to the top. The chandelier hangs on 8' of chain. That puts the top part at 16' and the bottom part at 13'. It is 4' wide. According to the nanny/housekeeper they want all the bulbs replaced, as 2 are out currently. It needs to be dusted, then wiped with a damp cloth. You have to see this thing... I figure at least 3-4 hours. I'm thinking $150 is my quote. I have a 10' aluminum step ladder. This isn't going to be tall enough. I could blow $262 on a 12' Fiberglass ladder at HD, but that still might not be tall enough... Then there is the over priced rentals. They want $60 or $85 for a 12', $90 for a 14' and $115 for a 16' aluminum per day.
If I have to rent a ladder and pay a helper, there isn't much in it for me. If I buy the 12'er, which I may never use again, I lose over $100. That's not likely. Right now I own a 10' 300 lbs aluminum, an 8' 250 lbs aluminum and a 20' 250 lbs aluminum extension ladder. I almost never use the 10'er.
Would you buy a ladder in hopes of using it in the future? Even though you lose money now? The rental seems like a rip off, but if I add $85-90 for the job, does that make it overpriced? Do I just pass on it?
Thanks for your input. I need to quote by 4pm (EDT) Wednesday, July 20.