Mr Barterer Shows His True Colours :D

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Tuffers, Mar 11, 2015.

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  1. Tuffers

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    I had a website submission come through yesterday. I checked it out on Google maps and it has a conny too, probably an £18/£20 job, but I hadn't told him so.

    Him: "How much for 4 bedroom detached house?"

    I call him: "I can't really say until I've looked at it, I can come and price it Thursday afternoon."

    Him: "Ok, see you then."

    Him via text this morning: "Hi, sorry, we have already booked another company for window cleaning today. Regards and thanks Dr R."

    Haha I think to myself, I'll play him up a bit.

    Me via text: "That was quick. I had a look on google maps last night and including your conservatory, I estimated the price at £9. Thanks for getting in touch though." (Don't forget I'm playing him up at this stage :))

    Him via text 10 minutes later: "Ok, please come round as planned tomorrow and give me a quote, regards."

    Me via text: "But you have booked another company to clean your windows. My price would have dropped to £7.50 after the first clean and a free conservatory roof clean every 3 months. No problem though as you have already booked someone."

    Him via text within a minute: "If you have a look and confirm the price we might change over."

    Says it all doesn't it! Oh, and I won't be going over to quote it. He has lost 2 window cleaners within a day :D
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Well indeed Tuffers it just shows what some ppl are like.
    I too have had dealings with a dr barterer who just happened to be a surgeon. Let’s just say after having a few choice words with him I hope I never have to go under his knife. :D
     
  3. Posh

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    I like that. It's brilliant.
     
  4. Pickingpaul

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    Well done mate
     
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    Fantastic! I've always wanted to do this.:rofl:
     
  6. Tuffers

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    I spoke to one of my customers who's a decorator and comes across barterers too. I told him about the story and he suggested that I text him back and say that I made a mistake and the price should be £4.50 :rofl:
     
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  7. Smurf

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    per window :D
     
  8. Tuffers

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    It would be for the real quote ::-P:
     
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  9. cheapncheerful

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    er...I am still getting phone calls hellllllppppp


    I feel really guilty as she sent me a text saying she needs them doing for a special event (which I knew as she booked it a week ago) and she wants the outsides doing every two months in the summer and a bit longer in the winter and the insides twice a year....

    ANYBODY..

    oh I know I should answer but..time is running out she only has two days left and I doubt any window cleaner will be able to fit that in now..

    the trouble is originally he must have phoned up a few who told him £200 and he cant really ask them after all this time...:rolleyes:

    three phone calls a day...but I have gone a bit deaf...
     
  10. Smurf

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    Trust me arsehole tax works a treat:D

     
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