What should I say???

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  1. TolishAPurd

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    Pull up a sandbag, here's a quick story....

    Bloke calls and asks for a window clean, with the possibility of going 'regular monthly' thereafter.
    I give him a price over the phone for the first clean, as well as the monthly price after.
    He moans about being charged extra for the first clean and tells me its way too much.
    I tell him its my policy as I like to take my time on a first clean to get them right, and even mention that it stops people from just using me for a spring clean..... I shouldnt have said this but something about the way he was talking to me set alarm bells ringing so I ended up being a bit abrupt.
    He accepts the price and I turn up for the first clean..... Large victorian house, double bay windows and loads of glass at the back, and it was absolutely boggin.
    Pissed off that he haggled so hard even though it was clear there was a lot of work to do, I cracked on anyway and did a good job of it.
    I sent a text afterwards asking if he wanted to be added to my round, and he sent one back saying...'Not decided yet, we'll probably leave it a few months and see from there'. :mad:

    ...8 months later and hes texting me for his next clean. What on earth do I say? So my friends I am leaving this in your capable hands. Winner of the best/funniest text idea will get a closeup picture of my left moob, but more importantly I will use it word for word as my reply to him.

    My business is in your hands, lets see what you've all got.:D
     
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  2. Natty1972

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    Charge him double , or say sorry your space is filled ... I don't mind been flexible but not messed around
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    MY POLICY was taken off my management team on here and clearly now states double for first cleans....

    unless the last clean was within six months..

    so eight months...tough titties double or feck off...:D

    I do have to put up with a few that slip through the net though....

    one is every six months....hmmmm

    and then of course I have had a few....

    oh yes come monthly....

    er can you come every other month as it seems to come around so quick..

    and for them...well

    I await them to say the immortal line...

    oh can you come a bit more often as the windows are really dirty.....this is always after the storm of slime or sleet storm that doesnt wash off....

    MAKE UR FECKIN MIND UP......:rolleyes:
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    TBH guys, its the principle of it. He haggled really hard to try and get his first clean at bottom dollar, with no intention of going regular. It wasnt even the polite haggling, it was the rude "but you're just a window cleaner" type haggling. I still charged him double and thank god I did,or else he would have had me for a real mug. I don't want to work for an arsehole like that, double whack or not. So come on lads, give me something funny to say to him.:D
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    or another thing I like to do...

    is add a bit to the price...and when they protest say but all my prices went up two months ago, sorry didnt I tell you...:D

    I have one I hate at the mo....her voice just kills me...yep shes so nice but really...its not gone up once....in donkeys..

    but I use it for my wfp practise as her windows are horrible hydro phobic and I havent got my technique right yet..but she doesnt know this as shes always at her daughters around the corner...

    although she said today..

    when I came home last time all my cills were soaking wet with puddles of water on them....

    ooopss rumbled..:rolleyes:

    er..oh I must have forgot to wipe them sorry I said...and did a runner....
     
  6. norm

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    dear mr -
    thank you for your txt reference your 8 monthly window clean
    i have a note that tells me i under charged the last clean signiffintly
    i am sure can appreciate an a 8 monthly clean takes a lot of skill and time when normally monthly cleans are standard practice
    i am sure you would agree triple normal clean price is a very generous price for dirt and filth that your windows and frames will have accumulated over this period
    looking forward to hearing back from you
    Tolish
     
  7. Smurf

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    Wow! I thought you had died. Yer having a laugh coming back to me after 8 months... my price will now be xxx :D
     
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  8. mr shine

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    just tell him that you havent decided yet and that you might contact him in a few months ,and by the way dont hold your breath :p
     
  9. Diwrnach

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    " " is what I would send.
     
  10. Diwrnach

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    OK the forum wouldn't let me leave a big blank space, I wouldn't even reply.
     
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