Window Cleaners Ripping People Off

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  1. All Round Cleaning

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    Had a job to go and price up yesterday from a facebook ad i posted in a for sale group
    went and seen it only a little 3 bed house quoted her £17 first clean then £12 every 4 weeks
    she was well happy with those prices so she gave me the job .

    anyway was talking to her and she told me that she had 2 other quotes from guys on facebook and they quoted her

    £40 a month because it was double glazed and apparently double glazing is harder to clean than normal glass ???

    £24 a month thats it no explanation .


    Now im in Wolverhampton not the best nor the worse place for cleaning prices the average for a 3 bed semi is around £8
    But i been pushing lately for £10 & £12 and im picking up say %75 of the work that im quoting so not that bad
    as the saying goes if you get every job you quote you are too cheap .

    But come on £24 & £40 for normal 3 bed semis i mean that takes the biscuit doesn't it ?
    or does it ?
     
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  2. Dodger

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    £40 for a basic 3 bed semi every 4 weeks takes a packet of chocolate digestives Gav, I see those kind of people as bad as cowboy builders.

    Charge what you like for commercial but that is ripping people off.
     
  3. Gmeister

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    You sure she said 40 and not 4?
    Am sure there is a lot of £4 brigaders where you live?
     
  4. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    No G she said that there was no way on this earth she was willing to pay £40 to have her windows cleaned every month !
    if it was £4 why did she have me at £12 ?
     
  5. Smurf

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]2 storey 3 bed semi with easy access with no conservatory and/or extensions then £12 is very reasonable I think.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Myself I would quote anything between £15 -£20 depending on size and what's it was like for a first clean then anything between £10-15 thereafter on a monthly clean.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Who charges double for double glazed windows because they are hard to clean... Now I've heard it all :Image3: [/SIZE]
     
  6. tench0771

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    i picked up a job in paignton 11 windows easy house , funy thing is she also had to quotes frm different guys 1 said £18 the other £20 i charge her £9 got the job sweet :Image3: cant bleve wat some charge crazy thay wont last lng in this trade cos thay will price them selfs out of wrk lol.
     
  7. Smurf

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    Some do very well at it charging more for a quality job but I know where you're comming from :Image9:

     
  8. OoO

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    If the customer is happy to pay it then that's down to the customer.

    But yeah from the examples given its not fair.

    Last job I came across was a small detached. With like 10 windows.

    Takes like 10 mins or less.

    We are £12 last firm was £25!
     
  9. tench0771

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    thing is u cant get cleaner than clean m8 im very picky lol :Image13:
     
  10. Smurf

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    There are plenty of splash & dash merchants about too that give the industry a bad name :Image13:

     
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