Working In The Wrong Area!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by chilt69, Aug 1, 2013.

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  1. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
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    Bumped into a window cleaner the other evening at the petrol station.

    He popped over to ask about the guttervac in the back of my van, as he was looking into getting some for his firm. Asked whereabouts he worked - answer was "London, mostly Chelsea, Kensington etc". Asked him what kind of houses, prices he charged etc. Basic answer was "£4 a window, plus £2 extra if they want the frames/sills doing. French doors & larger windows £6+"!!

    He then got back into his Porsche & drove off.

    So where I would charge £12 for a bog-standard 3 bed semi where I am, he gets £50+.

    Might have to move.
     
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  2. stuvy

    stuvy Well-Known Member
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    I bet with traffic he doesnt do as many houses a day as you do!
     
  3. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
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    He'd probably only need to do a few a day.

    I used to work in Kensington about 10 years ago, and most houses are 3 or 4 storey georgian style houses. If he's charging £6 for a bog standard window, he's probably getting £10 a window for georgian style ones! Average, say 15 windows to a house = big payday.

    And if he's working in the really posh area (houses upto £30m each), he could probably charge double.

    Guess thats why he was in a porsche, and I was in an escort van!
     
  4. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    blady hell that is some cash he is taking i sapose if ur minted than paying £80 or even £200 4 ur windows to b clean is nuffen when u live in a £30m house time to move lol . :Image16:
     
  5. Catherine

    Catherine Guest

    My brother used to live in South Kensington,parking issues a nightmare, so I reckon maybe he can, traffic congestion, travelling time and the congestion charges, suppose its all relevant......
     
  6. Mart1001

    Mart1001 Well-Known Member
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    He's ripping um off....it really is that simple. You know, I could earn alot more money selling drugs rather than window cleaning, if I so desired, but I'm straight honest and have morals.
     
  7. Catherine

    Catherine Guest

    Mart I think its probably down to London congestion charges and parking, not sure mate
     
  8. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
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    If thats what he's getting, fair play to him. Customers can always say no.

    If I charged those prices where I am, I'd have no customers at all - but exclusive London areas, home to HNW customers - I'd charge what I could get away with!
     
  9. Dodger

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    Did you ask if he went on ciu when he wasn't driving his mates car lol.
     
  10. Richard Hyde

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    i agree he chargin rip off prices,,
     
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