What ya'll think about the spontaneous, promotional 'first clean free'?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Guido Possum, Apr 24, 2016.

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  1. Guido Possum

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    So I came out to do my standard weekly clean of the IGA's windows today, but before I started went to the cafe I clean just to grab a coffee to take back to the supermarket with me.

    While waiting for said coffee, Harry - the Indian/Australian proprietor of said coffee shop - asked me to clean his neighbors windows and he'd pay: he'd been having store renovations fine that indicate to me his business isn't doing quite as poorly add he likes to claim.

    Anyhow the shop adjacent to his was not really dirty, but he wanted to be a good neighbor or whatever and told me he'd pay me to clean it.

    I did the IGA, then walked across the road and did the neighbors shop, connected the $15 he owed me plus the free large latte I insisted be part of the deal, then packed-up top go back to my five-foot-tall-size-6-firecracker of a woman, who's at home sending me sexually suggestive texts.

    I'm babbling again.

    Long story short, there's this Westpak branch that sits right in the middle of the storefronts I clean, and for over two months now I've been watching their windows gradually hey filthier.

    I went inside, few weeks back and told them I wanted to do their windows - how it BUGS ME that theirs is the only shop with dirty windows amongst the businesses I do. The bank teller told me they have a contractor who does the windows but I can leave a card for the manager if I like.

    I'd already given the ones on my wallet away and had none on me, so I told her not to worry and have a good day.

    Then, today I just couldn't help myself.

    With no arrangement in place I just went ahead and cleaned the windows, then slipped a card under the door with a quote for 1x Monthly scheduled cleans.

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    There's the odd smear here and there on the top panes and I didn't bother scraping any of it - even though there are parts that clearly need it - but it's chalk & cheese comparing it to what it was before I cleaned the sucker.

    I'm just gunna walk in Tuesday and introduce myself as their new window cleaner, tell em that one was free then settle on a price and frequency.

    They could simply tell me to get out of course, but at the very worst I've what, wasted 40mins of my time though to be honest - I'm be happy enough if I just get to not look at those dust-sheeted panes of glass anymore, even if they tell me not to come back.
     

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  2. Markyboy 50

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    Not something I would of done. As they said- they have a contractor already.
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Too desperate, and lets face it, bit odd. Thats 40mins you could have been canvassing.
     
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  4. Markyboy 50

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    Or at home with his 5 foot size 6 curvy firecracker of a wife or whatever he called her:D
     
  5. Jimroot

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    i guess it depends on the personality of the manager of the store- positive person you've prob got goodwill and a good chance, negative you might get a hostile reception: the contractor might be friend or family or have influence.

    Although the it might be a. none starter it's more time seen working in the area marking your territory so not all bad
     
  6. Duncs

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    have noticed some of these big businesses have contract WC come out of town mainly banks large shops they get cleaned quarterly
    the worst i,ve came accross is Travellodge tryed to get it but they get cleaned twice a year by contract windows minging
     
  7. Guido Possum

    Guido Possum Active Member
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    At the very least I don't have to look at that one filthy storefront every day when I'm having the post-work smoke, I would do it again if if a set of filthy windows sat there for months making that section of street look bad.

    I've not done any other free cleans - first or otherwise - and it was right next to the homeware shop and cafe I do. ;)
     
  8. Guido Possum

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    5 foot size-6 firecracker of a woman, I said: we gen-x'ers don't need to get hitched ;)

    She runs 50/100km mountain races. Hottest woman I've ever had, tiny, fit, big attitude and light green eyes like a cat.

    She's cooking Anzac buiscuts for tomorrow right now :)
     
  9. Markyboy 50

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    Nice one mate. I prefer a size 10/12 preferably with a substantial bum to get me hands on ;)
     
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  10. Adams0211

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    Totally agree. I love a woman with some curves and a decent ****. I'd be worried I'd hurt a size six.


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