short version.......a friend did work at my house. he quoted me "about $20k" before he started. It ended up being $24,000. before the final bill came, he asked me "did you get a final bill yet?" and I said no. then 2 days later I get a bill in the mail for $5,000. I went to his office and put $5k on his desk and said "ok, so I feel like a dick for asking, but you specifically asked if I got a bill and i said no, and then 2 days later I got it so I'm guessing it was in the mail.....here's the $5k for the bill and I expect to pay it, but is this the bill you were asking about?" he said "I asked because I quoted you $20k and your total was at $19k, so I wanted to adjust the final bill to be $1k so you'd only pay the original quote of $20k." then he kept $1k and gave me $4k back. my question..............my wife says we owe my friend $4k because the final bill was $24k. I say *he* said he quoted us $20k so the bill should be $20k and we don't owe him $4k. what do you think? do we owe him $4k?