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Dave B

Anyone else had this problem?

Mate saw ad on facebook and I went to price it up

bugger of a job and all on gravel then he moans I won't do it cheap as he's a mate

told him where to stick it and things a bit awkward now:whistle:

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Tuffers

Yes a bit awkward. I clean next doors windows when she asks. I don't charge her as she gets me duty free smokes. But her mom popped her head over the fence last week and asked if I could quickly run my brush over her conny roof and windows. That to me says she wants the job doing, but doesn't want to pay the going rate. I don't quickly brush over anything and always do the best job I can. So I'm cockin' a deaf un to that job.

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Tuffers
I like to charge double for mates then they say NO :D

 

That's why you have no mates @Smurf :P

 

You fell into that one :D

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Guest boarcity

a real mate wouldnt expect a discount cos theyd know you had just started up and if anything should give you a bit extra over the odds

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Smurf

I did wonder @Tuffers? ....underpricing work seems daft if you ask me :D

 

Now this is what it is all about premium priced work & happy customers like this feedback that came through earlier today.

 

"****** has done a fantastic job on cleaning my gutters, fascias and drive, they are now gleaming. I am so pleased as it was all so very dirty. ****** offers a very professional service and is a real gentleman. I can highly recommend ****** who soldiered on even in the pouring rain. Thanks ******"

 

That's why you have no mates @Smurf :P

 

You fell into that one :D

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Tuffers

Yes I had one similar; "Tuffers did a fantastic job and his prices were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend Tuffers, as he is such a lovely, kind, and respectful young man. He is also very good looking too."

 

As true as I sit here ;)

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Dave B

I told my mate why don't you go to work for 2 hours and only get paid for one and he still didn't get it.

Too many cheap jobs and not worth working

I have a couple of comments how good I am on my facebook page..all helps

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Smurf

So true...

 

You can't beat good customer feedback as is free passive marketing :thumbsup:

I told my mate why don't you go to work for 2 hours and only get paid for one and he still didn't get it.

Too many cheap jobs and not worth working

I have a couple of comments how good I am on my facebook page..all helps

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Dave B

Had a few replies on facebook page saying great you're starting up again give me a ring

doing a good job means people will haveuyou back

feel sorry for whoever they drop but I haven't quoted or anything so their choice

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SPCleaning

There is no such thing as 'mates rate' as far as i'm concerned. However I do get caught for 'Just Jobs' by little old ladies every once in a while.

 

"You couldn't JUST get that tuft of grass out of my gutter could you love?"

 

Guess I'm too nice. :rofl:

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SPCleaning

I had one ask me to clean the inside of her conservatory,

 

"Sweetheart could you just give the inside a going over,....I'll give you an extra pound"

 

:eek:

 

I'm afraid we differed on this amendment to our arrangement and there was a parting of our ways.

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Eclipse

No mate rates from me, pay the price or get someone else in.

In the words of the joker "if you're good at something never do it for free".

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Dave B

That about sums it up.my mrs says I'm tight

I say you like spending my money don't you so stop complaining

the only person I do for free is my elderly father in laweven my brother pays full rate

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cheapncheerful

yes its a good job i billy no mates....well i do a friends windows but he pays okay...and i suppose the neighbours get it cheapish but no collecting so cant moan...:)

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