Local windy

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  1. jlow

    jlow Member
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    So met the local windy a couple of days ago introduced myself was very pleasant to him and within 2mins i was duelly informed in a gruff voice i reckon i have 80% of this village so 1) do i just say forget jas theres plenty others or B) i take that as a small challenge just to annoy him cant make up my mind hee hee answers on a postcard please???

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  2. daveyboy

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    Definitely a challenge
    Show the cocky sod he isn't the man lol
     
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  3. jlow

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    I dont usually bother about people but 1 thing i cant be bovered with is attitude!!

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  4. 1393jason

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    I would take it as a compliment. He is clearly worried about you, so feels the need to speak up.
     
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  5. David K

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    Never back down ! Dominate him ! These types tend to overestimate themselves. :hehehe:
     
  6. Rosewood

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    Ask him for a list of his customers and prices he charges.(then you keep clear of them) After all you wouldn't want to encroach on his territory would you.
     
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  7. David K

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    I wouldn't expect a guy to hand out key- information , wouldn't do it myself..
    It gives the competitive the upper-hand in bidding...
     
  8. Wheelie Clean

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    Business is business, carry on doing what you're doing. If he's any good his customers will stay with him. I personally don't care where my customers come from and who used to clean their windows as long as they pay me the price I quote.
     
  9. Cghwindowcleaning

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    Over the years I have taken what other window cleaners tell me about what work they have to usually contain around 20% truth.

    Had a window cleaner phone me up about some work recently(who I don't know)tell me within the first five minutes how he had 8k a month with 4 lads out yet he was subbing work of someone at £100 a day because he was bored at home.

    Window cleaners like to exaggerate.
     
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  10. chris clean

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    I posted a similar message a while ago in another thread but I have found since I started the only windies in my area that are full of bull sh $t are the ones that are charging about £5-7 per house and doing rubbish job only cleaning glass etc. I have picked up so many charging double just cos I do frames sills every time etc. The quality windies round here are friendly and aknowledge ya cos if u do a good job there's loads of work for everyone. The ones that need to create stuff and boast are the ones that ain't doing so well in my experience.
     
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