Not a “should I pay?”. I will be paying the bill if I have to, but I’d prefer not to have to…as the details below will show.
I live in an apartment. The cable wire to my internet leads from my modem out the door, up the wall (outside, next to my door) and then up over the roof. It’s been like that all the years I’ve lived here (three years, so far) and who knows how long before then.
Anyway, my apartment building have hired painters to paint the entire outside. Today they knocked on my door and said that they need the cable wire moved so that they can paint there. They need it moved from the front to the back. This is, apparently, a non-negotiable thing…because if it’s not moved in 2-3 days time, they will forcefully move it by yanking it out or cutting it (and yes, they told me this) and then, I will be without internet or phone (I get phone through the same company).
So I call Cox Communications and tell them the problem. I need a tech to come out and move the wires from the front to the back. As expected, this is not a problem they hear about regularly and the rep told me that the technician MAY need to do a complete re-wiring and reinstallment.
She then said a complete installment usually is sixty dollars.
Well, that just kind of bites. I mean, this is obviously no fault of my own and it’s not something I can really help. I’m being forced by my complex to move the wire or else they will do away with it…but on the other end, I would probably need to pay 60 dollars out of my own pocket to have it moved.
If I have to, I’ll pay…but do you think I should have to? I guess I’m making this topic mostly just to vent a little and hope for some sort of “Wow, that sucks, you really shouldn’t have to pay in that situation, but it sucks that you probably will.” type of replies…
…but if you fully think it’s fair that I’d be left with that bill, feel free to say that too. It might be, for all I know, it just doesn’t seem very fair when you’re the one in the position, I guess.