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KFH19

£6......any House!

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KFH19

I've been getting a fair few enquires off of Facebook selling sites, this morning up pops another window cleaner...never seen his company name before locally, but he states on his advert he has 5 years experience.

He posts a picture of his flyer...£6 any house, + £3 for a conny.

He got loads of messages many from people wanting quotes from me. It got my back up and I asked how can he earn a living doing this? He responded by saying all cleaners round our way try and earn £50/70 ph and he knew old people and young families cannot afford this....he aims to earn £20/25 per hour ( same as me ) he needs to do 4x houses with no travelling to achieve this per hour. I take pride in my work and a first clean would take me a fair time, I also have a young family so I know how hard it is.

 

It got me mad that he painted all professional cleaners as people on the make....and he was the Robin Hood of window cleaners.

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Andykarlaxxx

Your going to get cowboys like this in any trade really mate, he can afford to do it at them prices because he's probably on benefits aswell so that will be why he can afford to do it so cheap, cheaper isn't always better and most people no that.

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Guest OoO

Like to see him do the house I did for £6

 

I need a 47ft pole just todo 4 windows lol.

 

Don't let em get to you.

 

He will be gone by dec lol

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Duncs

he has been cleaning for five years, that is hard to believe he is taking houses on at that price

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All Round Cleaning
Like to see him do the house I did for £6

I need a 47ft pole just todo 4 windows lol.

Don't let em get to you.

He will be gone by dec lol

Wow

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Whizz-Bizz

I came across a cleaner once who was not only doing it dirt cheap, but all new clients got the first one free, he soon folded. Keep your chin up and concentrate on improving your own situation by working smart.

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Duncs

whizz your right had same thing lost work to new start under cut me

next minute thats it he has finished got all my customers back

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Whizz-Bizz

 

whizz your right had same thing lost work to new start under cut me

next minute thats it he has finished got all my customers back

 

I hope you upped them all, treachery like that needs to be punished.

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KFH19

Duncs, did you just take the customers back with open arms?

I know money is money...but, I would bear a bit of a grudge about someone dumping me if I was doing a good job!

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KFH19

Typed much the same thing at the same time there Whizz!

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Smurf

Put it this way if I was messed about and lost so say customers like that no way would I take them back Reason being people like that will only do the same thing the next time someone offers them a cheaper price :Image3:

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Shinetime

Agree with the majority, we wouldn't want them back without a grovelling apology and a bottle of wine at the very least :)

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Duncs

nah it was in with my round, see where your coming from tho, when the time is right could drop them for better work

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harvey69

he got away Scot free ! well, there is hope ! As a newbie I wouldn't try to pinch anyone customers or undercut them but I m a bit worried some window cleaners might get the hump if I happen by mistake not to charge the right price or canvass oh their patch.

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Guest OoO

We have taken one customer back about 3 times.

 

Various reasons. Went to a trad cleaner, got a cheaper quote etc etc.

 

It's just cleaning windows. Pride doesn't come in to it. I charged accordingly on the first clean each time and each time the price stayed the same. Not fussed. It's money at the end of the day

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Duncs

totally agree if its in your round doing next door why cut off your nose money is money

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