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How much is a reasonable price

Anonymous
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I bought my son an outdoor play thing. I'm pretty handy, so I thought I could put it together myself. I opened the first box and got out the instructions to get organized. It says it should take 2 people 40 hours to put together. I don't know what the hell I was thinking thinking I could do this myself. I'm in wayyyy over my head.
Now I'm looking to hire someone to do it for me. Personally, had I not taken it all out of the 12 boxes it came in, I would have just brought it back and took the kid to the park
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Does the place you bought it from offer that service?
AnonyMinnie
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Throw someone you know 20 bucks to help. Idk......

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:29 PM
20 bucks for 40 hours?

Quoting AnonyMinnie:

Throw someone you know 20 bucks to help. Idk......

TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:29 PM
I hired one of those out once, but it wasnt quite that large.

It was a nightmare. It took a real mechanically-oriented pro to do it.

I paid $300 bucks well over a decade ago.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:31 PM
I actually bought it last year from Costco online. It was in clearence. I knew they offered installation at time of purchase but, I don't think I can go back now and get it

Quoting Anonymous 2: Does the place you bought it from offer that service?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:32 PM

it will not take 40 hours me and my dad put one pretty close to this together in one day. i mean it took a while but not 40 hours! 

AnonyMinnie
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:32 PM

20 bucks a day? Idk, will it really take that long? 

Throw some kind of little gathering at your house one afternoon, few drinks and whatever and get a few people to help, maybe tackle it all in one day, give them all a little cash or pay for drinks and food..... ALL your friends and family can't be that big of douche bags that no one will help you out......

Quoting Anonymous 3: 20 bucks for 40 hours?
Quoting AnonyMinnie:

Throw someone you know 20 bucks to help. Idk......


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM
Yeah. It was kind of an impulse buy. I really didn't think it through. I got it for 70% off and it was kinda hard to pass up considering any park is a 15 min drive away

Quoting TranquilMind: I hired one of those out once, but it wasnt quite that large.

It was a nightmare. It took a real mechanically-oriented pro to do it.

I paid $300 bucks well over a decade ago.
MilkLover0203
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM
That took my husband around 15 hours to do alone.
Theresa1209
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM

ouch, I'm really handy at putting things together, but I would have cried when I read that lol.

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