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02-09-2006 06:31 PM  12 years agoPost 1
zozie

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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OK GUYS.... Explain this to me.
In the shop that I'm a manager of, we go thru about $2000 dollars woth of paint a month. My painter gives me a cost, which I upmark by about 10% and put it down as our cost. Then I mark it up by another 60% and put it down as price that the customer pays. HOW THE HELL DO WE LOOSE $2500/mth on paint material??????
My boss suspects that some1 is stealing paint... HOW DO YOU STEAL AUTO PAINT? The machine works like a coffee machine. You put in the VIN, select which part you're painting and it will mix it and give it to you in a cup, which must be used within 50 minuts, otherwise it'll go dry quickly. Plus I'm the only one with keys to it.... So it's either accounting, or the guy from our supplier screws up the inventory at the end of the month.
Any other possibilites? of course all the fingers r pointing at me
Well if I get fired at least I can move on. Noone seems to last more than 6 months at this place....

No honey I got that used.... MAAC#73745

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02-09-2006 07:19 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Notar

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Taxachussetts

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You loose money by not charging enough on the final repair order to go against the material account. When i managed shops, on the final repair order, if i did not charge out 12% of the total labor to go into the P&M column, we lost money at the end of the month. We would average 500-1200.00 profit on P&M every month. Also, not getting enough on the original estimate does not help.
Joe

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02-09-2006 09:29 PM  12 years agoPost 3
lfalsetto

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COLORADO

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I teach Cost Accounting at a local college. You can loose money by not charging overhead to the job. If you bill the paint as you say then it is the bosses responsibility to calculate the overhead rate. The three components that go into the bill are

Materials

Labor

Overhead (useally a function of labor)

If priced right you can't loose as much money as you say.

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02-09-2006 10:34 PM  12 years agoPost 4
derek533

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Edmond, Oklahoma

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I think the going rate down here is $28 for paint materials per hour of painting to be done on the vehicle in addition to the $38/hour paint labor charge. The amount for paint materials is all based on the studies done by ADP and Autoverse (CCC). Don't know how accurate it is but around these parts, bodyshops don't seem to complain too much.

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02-09-2006 10:41 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Professor Fate

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Goose Creek S.C.

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Tack on a "Hazmat" and a "Misc shop supply" charge like everybody does.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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