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Borrowing your neighbours electricity - and paying them

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Bran, 17th Apr, 2016.

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  1. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    How much would you pay for 2-3 days of a neighbours electricity?

    Was used by me for intermittent power tool/Gerni use, probably no more than a couple of hours in total.

    I offered some money, and she said yes please... but it was a bit too awkward to settle on a price and I just said I'd give her something in an envelope.

    It didn't really save me money or time, but was convenient and I was grateful.
     
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    A case of cider/beer?

    How many kwhr did you use?
     
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    LOL :) How many kwhr did you use?
     
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    I would think $50 in an envelope would well cover more than what you used. Or a few bottles of wine, but if she has suggested she would like cash, then that would be plenty.

    I recall when we first had air-con I worked out (very roughly) that it cost $5 a day to run (this is 20 years ago). If it now costs $10 a day to run air-con, then you are well and truly covering the use of some power tools and a pressure washer for a few days. What do you think would be fair?
     
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    $50 @wylie ? This is @Bran, the bigshot surgeon - not the tight @r$e thread. @Bran stump up at least a couple of hungee, a bottle of wine and perhaps some scratchies - flout those wads of cash around!

    :D:D:D

    pinkboy
     
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    $100 cash as a good gesture
     
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    $50?
    $100?

    Jebus. I was tossing up between 10, 15 and 20.

    Keep in mind that she no longer has a jungle invading her own yard, and no longer living next to a deteriorating asbestos roof.
     
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    Ha ha ha.

    I just asked my wife, and she said "I don't know, $50, $100?

    I told her I was thinking $15, and she said something along the lines of, '(you tight a$$), why bother?'
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I agree with your wife, you may as well keep the $15 and not offer anything.
     
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    OK, I'm with you on that one @Xenia. So that's two of us for nothing. Anyone else?



    PS. ;)
     
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    Make it a case of Aldi cider in that case - still cheap but better than nothing ;)
     
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    I reckon $50 would be considered generous. In a thank you card.
    Always good to keep the neighbours on side.
    Marg
     
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    What would a generator hire cost? Plus pain factor. As they said in streakers.. "Pay the man..... He beat me .... Straight up...."
     
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    We live in QLD. I don't think we can buy booze at Aldi (can we?)

    And I'm banned from ALDI anyway. I went to buy milk one night and came home with full ski gear for our family of 4. (We've never been skiing... and we live in QLD).
     
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    I'd take the $15 and tape it to a brick and return it to you via your lounge room window ;)

    Buy that's probably close to what you actually used. A few bottles of wine will do the job and a box of chocolates goes miles!
     
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    Intermittent use over a few hours, I bet I barely used $5.

    Ill write a note justifying the amount. Although, she struck me as someone who has actually made recordings on the meter, and goes to bed when the sun does to save electricity
     
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    You would be lucky to have uses $2 a day.

    $20 bucks would be plenty, but buy some groceries or flowers, or wine/beer or chocolates or a combo should be a sufficient gesture. If you have told her your an investor and are a doctor, better be 10 big ones in an enevelope
     
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    No, she knows nothing (except that I'm renting it out). And she saw what I wear, what I drive, and how much of the hard labour I did myself with my own calloused hands.
     
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    Going great guns till I read calloused! Rofl
    But as your not really seeing her again something that looks like 50$ worth but get it on special so you pay fork out <$30 ;)
     
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