I am not exactly sure if this could be a scam but here it is. I asked for a quote for painting that included ceiling, walls and trim when the quoter came into the home. I didn't realize that the quote did not include the ceiling at the time I booked because I had made it clear that is what I wanted done too. Anyway, the painters came and told me that the quote was not for painting the ceiling (which was only the stairwell about 24sf of space) and they would add an additional fee. I agreed assuming it would be around $50. When the job was done, the painters (3) said the ceiling was $100 and the check made out to Jose and a separate check to the company. I thought that was odd and wondered if it was the company's way of "tipping" the painters by having him add is "fee".
I think the $100 for that small of space was ridiculous and didn't like how the whole thing was handled. Needless to say, I feel somewhat taken advantage of.
Lesson to be learned: Make sure all information is on the quote before the guys come in.