To Buy Or Not To Buy

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by NEW Bhoy, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. NEW Bhoy

    NEW Bhoy Guest

    I've just taken over a window cleaning round it has about 700 customers mostly large domestic and a mix of rural and and small towns the lads have been using trad since forever and I wanted to improve things and get the round running quicker, at the moment its taking over 8 weeks to get one round done using 2-3 guys.
    I've spotted this vivaro with a brodex system already fitted and was wondering if there is anything I should be looking out for, pitfalls with this system?

    http://vans.autotrader.co.uk/used-vans/vauxhall/vivaro/2009-vauxhall-vivaro-2-0cdti-90ps-van-2-9t-c-w-window-cleaning-equipment-diesel-stockport-vfpa-8a71c26c3662a8ef0136c5c22f077088

    I only inherited the business after a previous partnership went **** up and work full time as an engineer so wont be using the kit myself, so far the business is due me about 20k and I'm not sure if I want to go throwing good money after bad but I can see a good business in ther yet if its runing properly with plenty of room for expansion

    Any constructive advice greatfully received
     
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  2. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    That's a very good price for a van with that mileage and system.

    Always check as it's a private buy there is no HP against the van as I know someone who was caught short and lost a fair amount of money.

    Don't take their word for it,pay to get it checked.
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    20k? Why so much mate, if you dont mind me asking
     
  4. iluvwindows

    iluvwindows Well-Known Member
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    if the round is trad only your going to lose a lot of customers converting to wfp mate
     
  5. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    Do a survey?

    I would.
     
  6. spmonkay

    spmonkay Active Member
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    AA hpi check. That's what I did for my van! Was about £20.
     
  7. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    You would also need an ro system if the area you cover is hard water as that setup looks to me as just a DI 650 tank.
    To be honest I would not buy brodex gear but hey that's just my opinion as others may like them....
     
  8. NEW Bhoy

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    Bought it for the missus last year cause she wanted to run it paid over the odds for it then she ran it like a hobby costing me more money every month, then she realised she'd made an **** of it and dropped it like a stone now I,m left out of pocket and looking to either get shot of it and get some of my money back or turn it into a decent business

    Oh aye and smurf its in scotland so should be soft water
     
  9. bluemonkey

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    where u based NewBhoy
     
  10. NEW Bhoy

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    Aberdeenshire mate
     
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