Our shop rate is $140/hr and we are on the low end for our area. I wonder if the parts person was either trying to be nice and tell you the install was rather complicated, or maybe implying that they would have to be aimed after installation. Whenever I sell a headlamp bulb I give people the warning about never touching the glass. Also on models I know that you have to take the front bumper cover off, I try to tell people ahead of time and print out the instructions from the shop manual. Amazing how some people are really stoked when I do that, while others are really annoyed and act like I am insulting them.