summer custmers lol

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by tench0771, Nov 16, 2015.

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  1. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    had a job ive only cleaned it 4 times the fatty came ou to day and said we will leve the windows till summer now :rolleyes: i said ok no werry i clean next door have done now for like 6 years so i wont bother doing the fatty in summer and when they ask ill say sory to bizzy now with my regulers :D just cant b arsed with them jobs any more picked up to new ones later that day wrked out im £1 down lmfao also nother guy stoped me for a quoet i priced it he was happy but its a go throu the house job to get to the bk's he said i ant got any cash so i said ill do them next time:ninja: wont b going bk to that one eather lol cant b arsed with them as well :rofl:
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    So nice to pick and choose. My one today was a next door neighbour of two houses I do. She wanted a quote for just the upstairs. I don't do that sh*t anymore. If someones too tight to pay for the whole house then I'm not bothering even though its next door to ones I do I bet shes a PITA. She said "My last windy hasnt been for about 6months, I suppose I'll call him to see if hes forgotten me".

    "....Good luck with that". :thumbsup::D.

    Funniest bit is I think they took on this windy a year or so ago. They emailed me for a quote and I said £16 (same as the other 4 houses I do on the street). This guy apparently quoted £12. I guess hes either out of business or just realised they are a lot harder then the look. Bay window up and down, and you have to pole the windows at the back.
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I had one new job this morning
    Quoted on google maps
    She was happy with the 15 quid quote
    No wonder she was happy as she would have known the loft and garage conversion done 3 weeks ago wouldn't show up on there
    The back of the house was no longer grass but more of a bog
    Then she decides to give me my money in change
    There was a few pound coins and 50p's but i had over £4 just in 20s and even had 5s, 1s and 2s
    Needed 2 hands just to take it off her
    Safe to say i am not going back
     
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  4. Trev81

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    That would of P***** me off daveyboy1 defo one not to go back too!

    As for these fair weather customers, I'd never take them back on next year regardless of if I had room or not, you either want a regular service or how I see it they can have the hassle each year of getting a new one in, until they run out of decent cleaners. The house proud ones are the keepers that want them nice and clean all year round, even in the winter when they get dirtier lol!
     
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    #5 daveyboy, Nov 16, 2015
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    I didn't even tell her I wanted more money for the job as she was out when i got there and i intended to
    She turned up when i was already at the point of saying **** it so i just took the money and went

    Trev i have a few custys that i have taken on lately who have asked for 2 monthly but want to go monthly in summer
    That is ok but that means they will want to go back to 2 monthly maybe next winter so may have to assess the situation then
     
  6. Trev81

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    Yes I have just had one of them, 8 weekly winter and 4 weekly summer, but its a friend of a friend so let that one pass and no extra cost, as she was priced on 4 weekly, but I'd not want many of them. Meeses with your monthly pay packet dont it!!
     
  7. tench0771

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    i work on a 7 weekly ish roter some have every other time wich is 14 weeks n ot meny tho wich im not fussed realy but i had a couple that were like ill ring when i want them:rolleyes: or some that have it 14 weeks then u fone them to say im on way over can u leve gate open they then say o can we leve it this time with a bull excuse that realy gets up my nose picked up a nother one 7 weeks ago trad job he wanted in and out every time £50 i was like u probly only want inside done 3 0r 4 times a year to keep them clean he said ok no werrys i saw him in costa and said o ill b round later to clean he said o there still clean ive got famly down next month can i have them done day b 4 i said just let me no when u want them cleaned .thats a aquad one as i c him in costa every week im in area as he only lives 5 min its from town were i am every week on the shop run still pixxxxxsss me off tho:mad:
     
  8. Poles Apart

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    I accommodate all frequencies it's bad business not to? Offer 4 week, 8 week, or one off clean, only difference with me though is first time cleans are priced same as one off cause of the "we're looking for a regular window cleaner" line, just been fleeced for 30 quid.
     
  9. Cghwindowcleaning

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    Not so much a summer customer but I have just had a pub I clean fortnightly which I have been doing for about 2 years ask to leave it till feb as there trying to save money it takes around 15k a week.i doubt I'll be returning.
     
  10. Trev81

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    I also accomodate 4 weekly or 8 weekly, and charge first cleans accordingly to the state they are in, I am not so keen on customers changing out to 8 weekly over the winter when they are 4 weekly in the better weather but luckily only have one thats done that so far and thats a friend of a friend so no price increase, any normal customer I would increase the price a bit if they went 8 weekly for winter.
     
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