More people taking the p###

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    So one of our barterer friends approaches me the other week while i am at the other end of the cul de sac cleaning
    Says her house is identical to the one i am doing so i give her a price there and then without looking
    She says next time i am round can i do hers and she wants it 2 monthly which she hadn't said originally
    She asked how often i was round and i said monthly so she said ok how much so i priced it as a monthly
    I can swallow that as i have lots of work there anyway
    I turn up today after arranging it by text yesterday
    She replied great and give me your bank details so i can pay and i will be in waiting
    Long story short i get there today she has extra windows at the side a conny on the back and is not in and they are filthy
    Can't open back gate
    Ladders back on roof
    No windows cleaned
    And not going back
    Are they taking the p### or what
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    I think where you went wrong Davey is; did you realise it was a first clean and you should have had a look at the property before giving a price. Barterers usually never give you the whole info I've found. And if they do give you the whole info and you seem to be getting a good deal out of them they will ask for little extras to be done to make themselves feel better about being out done by the windy.

    Sounded like a messer when you said she'll be in and pay by BACS while you're there. That part didn't add up to me.
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I was dubious but had 2 new jobs in that road today so went to have a look
    I have some barterer custys that i have had for years no problems and one of them pays into the bank as the husband is always out but controls the money like so many of them do
    I have learnt my lesson but you would think after 24 years i would know better
     
  4. daveyboy

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    She originally said the same as most in that road that the old windie just vanished
    All my new ones round there were still quite reasonably clean due to him vanishing when the weather went **** a few months ago
    Oh well my own fault i should have looked
     
  5. Shiny

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    I think we've all been caught with that one at sometime or other....I never give a price now solely on customers discription of their property....I always take a look first....also first question I ask is what frequency of service are they looking at....
    The way to do it is to have a well rehearsed speech in yea head that you can just reel off when asked ....that way less chance of getting caught out..!!
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Did you leave a note to say that you turned up to clean and couldn't get access?
     
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    I think we should have a national register for messers . That will sort them out .....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. daveyboy

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    I usually am on the ball
    It was raining at the time and it had been a long day and just wanted to finish what i was doing
    She pulled up in her car on the way past and i had to climb down the ladder to speak to her
    I usually never quote without seeing the job

    And no i didn't leave a note
    I just added her number to my reject spam list on my mobile so she can't ring me
     
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    The old conny switcheroo ay. I've had that one, most times I've been lucky enough for them to be in so I can go and put the price up on them, but if they werent in I would just leave a note saying I havnt got time to do it today, but when I come back I'm afraid the price will be ____ due to the conservatory.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I won't go back as i won't tolerate being mugged off by someone
     
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