Is Having A Window Cleaner A Novelty For New Customers?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Tuffers, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    Biggest messers for me are the ones I've picked up just lately. Excuses are,

    We agree every 8 weeks and after I clean the first time she says she'll ring when she wants them done again.

    Agree 4 weekly and get text at 11pm saying go to 6 weekly.

    Can you come on 13th July, instead of yesterday as having work done on house and it will finish on 10th July, b/s.

    Agree a 4 weekly clean 10 weeks ago, still not been able to clean as she's waiting for a quote for some pointing to be done.

    Having work done in garden, can you leave it 2 weeks. Get there, same garden.

    I thought we agreed 4 weekly. We did agree 4 weekly. Why are you here after 3 weeks. ERM it's 4 weeks since last clean.

    Starting to lose my patience with some of em!
     
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  2. Newbie cleaner

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    I'd drop them, time is money and replace them with some quality custies.
     
  3. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    Yeah your right, some really like the idea of a window cleaner, agree 4 weekly, then you come again, change to 8 weekly most will stick to that, others will say they will call when they need you..
     
  4. norm

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    They want a slave to to clean their windows for free whenever they feel like it :Image1:
     
  5. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    Best way to weed out the messers is £25 - £30 quid first clean minimum... if they say no who cares, least you know their not really bothered.


    I`m lucky i can do this now and saves me a lot of time and grief, If they say yes and then stop you time after least you made some money for the first clean even if it takes you an hour.
     
  6. mr shine

    mr shine Guru
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    same here it works alright , i told a good few to ring me when they want them done and i charge double and that suits as its worth your while , i put all the messing down to money getting tighter with this recession
     
  7. Posh

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    Can understand the 4 weeks to 6 but the rest of excuses we all have to put up with a I'm afraid. It's bite yer lip & get on with it.
     
  8. adyspurs

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    A new customer is an old customer as posh said you sometimes have to bite your lip but if they are rude bin them.
     
  9. Smurf

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    Don't forget Tuffers they hire you to clean their windows when they want them done not the other way around. :Image16:


     
  10. james44

    james44 Well-Known Member
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    What i dont understand is that some of you window cleaners are failing to see what it is the customer wants!

    almost on a daily basis posts like this appear on one forum or another!
     
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