Just the top Windows cleaned please?!

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  1. Williams Jet Wash

    Williams Jet Wash Williams jet wash Services
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    hi all, doing gutter clean tomorrow new customer will want a price for just top Windows and he wants adding on my4 week round, I tried convincing him over phone that he may as well just go the whole hog, but he get waffling on about how he can still manage bottoms. My question is really my 4week clean price should be 10 quid whole house do I say just fiver? For tops only?!
     
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  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I would just say you have to clean the lot or not bother
    This used to happen years ago but I not heard anyone request this for a long time - tight ****
     
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    Just price it as if you were doing the whole thing, any less and it's not even worth turning up. Half the windows definitely does not mean half the price- your fuel, time, tools out, etc. I don't know any customer that will do the windows monthly, so I wouldn't want his shoddy work/lack of making me look bad.
     
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  4. Spartan

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    I have a few customers that are tops only as a lot of my work is large Victorian houses and some of them are split into flats.
    I do have loads in the road so no travel or fuel costs.

    I charge 80% of what the whole house would be as its the tops that require all the hard work - ladder positioning, climbs etc (unsure if you trad or WFP)

    Let's be honest - if you say to the guy it's £8 or for £2 more I'm willing to clean everything I can't see him turning it down -
    Unless he's an absolute tight wad!!

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  5. Jango

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    This happened years ago, and I have noticed it's creeping back in, I just say I'm really sorry, I don't do just upstairs. The reason being the tops will be spotless, downstairs could be dirty or cleaned rubbish, and when people see them that way it's the usual thing, from people, I thought you had a window cleaner! And they never let on the only have upstairs cleaned, then it makes you look bad, so it's a no from me
     
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    MINIMUM PRICING!

    That's no problem sir, happy to do it. It still falls under our minimum price of £12 weather we do the bottoms or not so up to you sir.

    If he still wants bottoms only and is paying full whack who cares?
     
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    I had a regular £20 customer. Done it for ages then she asked if I could do just the tops for half the money. I said u do the tops and I will do the bottoms if u think there's no more work in doing the tops. We finally agreed that I will do the tops for £15
     
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  9. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    He's taking up a space in your week - that a proper customer could have
     
  10. peter rogers

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    wouldnt bother as if someone sees u doing tops and thinks oh i get him then walks past at later date and bottoms stinking they say wont bother he no good
     
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