1. Cost Overruns
When the numbers are crunched, an amateur FF&E installation company is not just likely to exceed the estimated cost: it’s a foregone conclusion. This is because amateurs are notorious for offering as little as possible, and tacking on a variety of extra fees.
But really, is this a surprise? Yes, it’s one thing for an FF&E installation company to offer a price that may be (for example) 5-10% or so lower than a competitor. But when the difference is 30%-50% or more, it really begs the question: “Where is the savings coming from?” The answer is that the savings are an illusion – and the trick is played on the customer, as it always it. Some sage and timeless advice from 19th century social thinker John Ruskin is appropriate: