Food for thought !

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by BenjiRixon, Apr 27, 2015.

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  1. BenjiRixon

    BenjiRixon Active Member
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    My mate who I don't see that often popped over today. Said hey how's tricks etc, had a cuppa and I told him about me starting solo on the glass. We got chatting and said you wanna do what my window cleaner done ........

    He then tells me this story -

    "I was upstairs tidying one of the kids bedrooms an next thing I see is this guy up a ladder at my window. So I ran down stairs opened the door and said what the hell are you doing ???? I'm cleaning your windows the guy says. So I said I don't want my windows cleaned!! He says it's ok it's free but if you like what I've done, I can come around once a month for £4.50. I watched him finish the job and said yes to having him. "


    That's takes balls to do that but FairPlay to guy and apprently he's got pretty much the whole street both sides!

    I love it :-D
     
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  2. Jake

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    That's funny, I thought about that when I first started after doing the wrong house, but ending up getting the 'wrong' house as a regular!

    Trouble is, it will only take a nasty piece of work and you'll be in a lot of trouble! Either that or trespassing etc etc...
     
  3. rafawindowcleaning

    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    I did that last week by accident did wrong front in a row of terraced houses thankfully just two windows at the front so no real time lost. Wrote a nice little note that the front is for free this time and if you want your property done regular back and front that will be so much. Havent heard yet but you never know once the front gets dirty again ;-)
     
  4. norm

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    sounds like a good idea

    if your a burgler looking to case a house
     
  5. Smurf

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    At £4.50 I'm not surprised but I bet he don't do it for very long :D
    With those kind off prices I would have just knocked the bloody door and saved me soapy water
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Whats your problem smurf? That's £54 a year per house, with those big bucks he should be able to upgrade to a WFP mount on his bicycle in about 20 years.
     
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    Any numpty including myself can charge silly low prices and be a busy fool for sure TolishAPurd :D

    That's just is no good for anyone trying to make a proper living out of it and just devalues the service even further if you ask me.
     
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  8. TolishAPurd

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    Could you imagine a plumber coming round and fitting a new external stopcock for you for free, in the hope that you have your boiler serviced with them. I just don't understand people in this trade devalueing there skills by offering free services to folk.
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    I used to do the odd thing for free and then thought why ? do they even realise...so nowt for free these days..

    although...

    I will get tennis balls footballs down for the kids....I am not that tight...:D

    funny enough I cleaned one yesterday who originally told me that some other windy had offered to do the first clean free...but....he chose to pay me as he didnt trust that idea...
     
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    I have a little unwritten policy that every newcomer gets something for free. It will usually be something very noticable that makes a nice difference. A good one is that I offer to do the inside of the kitchen window. Its the one people stare out of the most, so get this looking well above standard, and they'll love you forever. I realise this contradicts my earlier posts in this thread, but the key here is that I usually charge over the odds for the first clean, so I can afford a little extra time to do extras.
     
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