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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by richard123456, Apr 15, 2015.

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  1. richard123456

    richard123456 Member
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    saw on the forums by buzz canvassing to charge £1 per window and £2 for bay windows. (I do all the frames as well)
    anyone else price jobs up like this? and i am assuming bay windows are the ones that stick out of the house?
    and thats £1 for any window? I don't want to make things complicated
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    ha funny that as I used that formulae yesterday...told her £7 and she said....I will meet you there at 12...yeh as if...

    anyway got back tired..I started at 7AM today , so thought have a little snooze ..it was 12 but I reckoned she was coming back for her dinner hour...er...I woke up at one....yawn..

    so I put the note through for £8 as they were dirty...

    she phoned back tonight still trying to pin me to a time....anyway I am on strike at the mo so said monday 10.30 so she said..okay ..I will nip back to pay you...

    I just hope I am there for 10.30...yawn...:)
     
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    Greens thread is a good idea for pricing
    I have my method which is if it is half hours work charge half of what you expect to earn in an hour
    I don't charge extra for first cleans but i do base my prices on the amount of time it takes to clean when i first turn up
    So if custy is in and first clean takes 30 minutes but subsequent cleans only take 20 i am still charging 30 minutes work
    Experience will give you a pretty good idea how long a job will take
     
  5. boarcity

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    keep in your mind a bottom line that you wont go below no matter what. mines £5
     
  6. daveyboy

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    Mines a tenner boar
    I go below it in special circumstances ie: 2 bed next to an existing customer etc but won't quote a normal job for under £10
     
  7. boarcity

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    a good tip to avoid the low price trap is when somebody calls you ,say can i call you back as im up a ladder. this will give you a breather space to THINK things thru before you say a price .
    if you are out on the street and are approached ,say i will jus finish this and then come see you-yet again giving you time to think and give out a higher price than what was in your mind
     
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  8. TolishAPurd

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    This is exactly what I do. It also has the bonus of making you appear less desperate, which is not a bad thing.
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    A pound a window is too cheap IMO, its been that for far too long now. 1.20 or more depending on the style is closer to the mark.
     
  10. James Allen

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    Think I need to re - evaluate things :(
     
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