Am I too expensive?

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  1. tobyswindowcleaning

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    So I recently took on a new job. A house with 10 windows, 2 of which were bay windows with lead patter, and a sliding glass door.

    I quoted the house £13, but was told that was too expensive as his last window cleaner was charging £4.50 but hadn't seen him in a year. But is £13 too much for a house like that?

    Based in Croydon, London
     
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    ...but hadn't seen him in a year... (Because it's not worth turning up to clean for £4.50)

    £13 is not too pricey.
     
  4. JClean

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    Definitely not!
    Sounds fair price to me


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  5. boarcity

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    theyll be lying about the price. its a common tactic used to beat you down to about 7 quid . if anything id now go up in price and see how they react
     
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    #6 chris clean, Jul 4, 2016
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    Had one recently who rang for a quote for Windows guttering etc as a one off as soon as I got there she said i have already gor a lot of quotes and highest was sixty. I said I will give you mine then it's up to you. Quick look and said i can do it for £100. No way she says that's just trying it on when the others are under £60. I stayed perfectly polite and said i would go for the cheap guys too thanks anyway. Amazingly a few days later she rings and incredibly all the others are booked up and cant do her job and she's happy to pay mine.
     
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  7. Spartan

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    £13 sounds cheap to me....
    Is it all round?back/front/side or Just the front of a house?
     
  8. Clisty1989

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    Sounds about right to me, but theres less money round here
     
  9. rugbywolf

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    Sounds like his last windy was doing it for 'pin money' (the pillock).
     
  10. DMD

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    if you can afford to do that house for £4.50 and turn a profit after tax, NI, fuel, materials, uniform, time & insurances then batter in.

    Work out what you need per hour to break even, then add on your wage and divide it by how long the house should take

    £13 seems average, not high or low.
     
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