Mates rates

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Anyone else had this problem?
    Mate saw ad on facebook and I went to price it up
    bugger of a job and all on gravel then he moans I won't do it cheap as he's a mate
    told him where to stick it and things a bit awkward now:whistle:
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Yes a bit awkward. I clean next doors windows when she asks. I don't charge her as she gets me duty free smokes. But her mom popped her head over the fence last week and asked if I could quickly run my brush over her conny roof and windows. That to me says she wants the job doing, but doesn't want to pay the going rate. I don't quickly brush over anything and always do the best job I can. So I'm cockin' a deaf un to that job.
     
  3. Smurf

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    I like to charge double for mates then they say NO :D
     
  4. Tuffers

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    That's why you have no mates Smurf :p

    You fell into that one :D
     
  5. boarcity

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    a real mate wouldnt expect a discount cos theyd know you had just started up and if anything should give you a bit extra over the odds
     
  6. Smurf

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    I did wonder Tuffers? ....underpricing work seems daft if you ask me :D

    Now this is what it is all about premium priced work & happy customers like this feedback that came through earlier today.

    "****** has done a fantastic job on cleaning my gutters, fascias and drive, they are now gleaming. I am so pleased as it was all so very dirty. ****** offers a very professional service and is a real gentleman. I can highly recommend ****** who soldiered on even in the pouring rain. Thanks ******"

     
  7. Tuffers

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    Yes I had one similar; "Tuffers did a fantastic job and his prices were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend Tuffers, as he is such a lovely, kind, and respectful young man. He is also very good looking too."

    As true as I sit here ;)
     
  8. Smurf

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    I don't believe the last bit at all :rofl:
     
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  10. daveyboy

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    I told my mate why don't you go to work for 2 hours and only get paid for one and he still didn't get it.
    Too many cheap jobs and not worth working
    I have a couple of comments how good I am on my facebook page..all helps
     
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