THEIR cost is $400, you obviously mistook that for the cost they charge you the customer. So when the mark up on him was nearly 450%. I call that crazy.
And my friends own several major chain auto body places, I know how the "insurance calculator" works when getting a quote. Sad to say but grossly over inflated for someone who did a job for cash for the OP. $1800 cash should get you several panels painted and moldings, even a hood or trunk. They did him NO favour for cash.
I stand by my opinion.
Last edited by Blackedout95; 10-20-2013 at 10:39 PM.