Really Miffed After Collecting Tonight

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  1. petehughesy

    petehughesy Active Member
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    Got this round I've been doing for ages, been slowly trying to build it up over last few months, any way doin it this month I picked up two new houses at £15 each so I was really chuffed, go collecting tonight and I loose 2 houses at the same price which I've been cleaning for 5+ years, the first one is fair enough they have sold up and are moving abroad but the second on I lost, wait for it............ She's bought her self a karcher steam cleaner, so she no longer needs me to clean the windows, I was gutted!!
    Always seems that what ever new ones I pick up old ones drop me the same month, so frustrating!!
     
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  2. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Ha, she'll call you back, just give her a knock in a week or three... take her a bottle of wine to thank her for her custom over the years and no hard feelings and to call if she ever wants a windy again.. I bet you she comes back!
     
  3. iluvwindows

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  4. Tuffers

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    Bloke I clean for adhoc wants me to upstairs only. He's got a Karcher too. He showed me it in action. My face must've said it all lol.
     
  5. Masons

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    Ha, she'll call you back, just give her a knock in a week or three... take her a bottle of wine to thank her for her custom over the years and no hard feelings and to call if she ever wants a windy again.. I bet you she comes back!


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  6. petehughesy

    petehughesy Active Member
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    my mum uses one, doing there house it takes her all day literally lol
     
  7. koopmaster

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    Its a novelty toy, people don't have the time to do their own windows and do them PROFESSIONALLY.
    Yes there are a few who do but most would rather pay.

    She will be back in a month or so.
     
  8. OoO

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    One thing i have noticed is make sure you have all corners covered for "gaining work"

    The amount of times i have gained work from a new idea on advertising etc is unreal.

    A local shop had filthy windows, i asked if he needed a cleaner.

    "nah i do them myself" What like once a year? In the end i got a an A5 leaflet up for free of charge in the shop and i clean his windows free of charge. First customer from that leaflet easily sorted the "free cleans" £750 pressure washing job!
     
  9. Posh

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    I still wonder with this karcher how people do upstairs. They never show it us being used on upstairs windows. If a customer of mine bought one & asked me to do just upstairs I'd have to politely say no.
     
  10. celgt4

    celgt4 Newcomer
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    I have 1 customer ask for monthly cleans, accept a price , Signs up then after the first clean complain the cost was too much (£12 for a large semi) She wanted a one off clean and was cunning. I now have terms and conditions signed at the start of the contract.
    PS Nice MK1
     
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