Cheaky quote.

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  1. koopmaster

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    Just went to a massive house for a quote. He want all windows inside and out plus conny roof plus all glass inside and mirrors and tv 's.

    So i quote £140 since its 3 stories and is going to take 3 or 4 hours.

    He says no my guy wants £100 clean whole house.

    So what about gutters. So i say £100 for gutters.

    So he says. OK i will pay £100 for gutters and windows.......?!?!?!?

    I can see he's not going to budge and is a cheapskate so I can't even be bothered to argue and just said I will think about it and turn and leg it. You know my answer. Not even going to bother wasting more of my time on that one...
     
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  2. Smurf

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    So to get this straight he wants you to do on a 3 storey house
    all windows outside
    all the glass inside
    tv's & mirrors
    all guttering

    For £100...

    I would have told him best get your guy frank to do it then :D
     
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  3. koopmaster

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    Yup. I did say that. When he said he wanted just the windows for £80.

    But I was so shocked at the low price I he said I actually asked if he was joking and he said no. In all my years I have never had anyone cut my quote by half or more than I actually stood there and stared at him with my mouth open... gobsmacked. Then after about 20 second I said to myself - just get out of the house your wasting your time. Say anything to finish the coversation and get out.... so I did... lol going to laugh at this one for years.
     
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  4. koopmaster

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    Actually I think I will call him tomorrow and say I am happy to clean the gutters and windows. Its £250 cash up front
     
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    Unfortunatly you will come accross these types as there are plenty of ppl out there like our eu migrant workers that will work their butts off for next to nothing. Many are quite happy to take work for say £10 a hour as that seems a good rate to them.
     
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    I guess if that migrant worker is living with ten others on a floor, sending the cash back home, it's worth it to them in the present. How long they'll survive in good health...

    And how good could the job be uninsured without all the gear.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    I'm wondering if this fella is a barterer type that we all seem to come across?
     
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    I had a woman next door to a custy with only 4 windows come out and ask me
    I have a tenner minimum but seeing as it is next door and 5 minutes work i said a fiver
    She said i will have to think about it

    Think all you like sweetheart you ain't getting them cleaned by me
     
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    It does make you laugh how some don't bat a eyelid when my work can run into hundreds sometimes then you get ppl like that have to think about spending a five. Perhaps she thought you where too cheap :rolleyes::D
     
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    No problem sir, you have my price, that is a more than fair quote I have given you so should you decide to go ahead give us a call. Many thanks.

    And just start walking. I never (even when I am) look desperate for the job, never compromise on a quote.

    Should have asked him if he gives half price blow jobs or does he always hold out for the full asking price! :p
     
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