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Had a call from a bird asking for a quote to clean the windows on an industrial unit. The thing is, it hasn't been cleaned in ages and needs to be cleaned by Monday of next week. I asked if it was a one off and she said there was a possibility of a quarterly clean. She says there are 10 windows that are about 4' x 2'. I've tried looking at it from Google maps and can't see a unit that looks anything close to it. They are all big feck off places. Maybe she got confused when I asked how many windows there were?

 

1) The job is about 10 miles off my patch.

2) I need to go and quote it in the next few days.

3) It's going to be minging.

4) I can only fit it in on Saturday.

5) Will more units come off the back of it?

6) Is the managing director paying a flying visit and are they desperate to impress him?

7) They will pay from petty cash, but how do I get paid on a Saturday when they're not there?

8) It could be a nice little earner if they're desperate!

9) Add your thoughts here........

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Will they bacs the money to you?

Tuffers was it you who gets magic sponges cheap. .if so where from..if not help me someone

 

Yeah, they could BACS I suppose.

 

Re magic sponges, I got 200 off eBay for just over a tenner inc delivery from China. A word of warning, if they look blueish in the listing, don't buy them, as they are cr4p. Buy the white ones. I've got a load if you want to try some. Don't buy off UK sellers, as they are a rip off.

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How about asking them to send a pic of the unit? Sounds like it could be a good earner for the reasons you gave, but depending how much you need or want the work I would quote high as it sounds likely you'll get a bite.

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How about asking them to send a pic of the unit? Sounds like it could be a good earner for the reasons you gave, but depending how much you need or want the work I would quote high as it sounds likely you'll get a bite.

 

Tried googling images of it and the only ones that come up are other units they have in Europe :(

 

I agree with pricing it high. What I don't get is why wait till now to get them cleaned on a deadline? Just seems odd.

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Tried googling images of it and the only ones that come up are other units they have in Europe :(

 

I agree with pricing it high. What I don't get is why wait till now to get them cleaned on a deadline? Just seems odd.

I know what you mean. I had 3 similar deadline calls from homeowners last week strange. What I meant with the pic is why not ask your point of contact if they could take a pic on thier mobile and send it. Almost everyone has a camera phone these days, and it could save you a lot of bother.

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Just go with your gut feelings as they are normally correct I say ;)

 

I would want to earn at least a days wage plus travel for that one if not more for a 20 mile round trip and that's without seeing it :D

 

Yeah, but I don't think £400 would be fair :whistle:

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i would drive over to it one evening to look a.s.a.p. . iv always got paid quickly on that sort of job i wouldnt fret about getting my money. id reckon itd be a 1 off but always worth doing at a normal , but not low no matter what, price as other intresting jobs will likely rub off from it

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Yeah, they could BACS I suppose.

 

Re magic sponges, I got 200 off eBay for just over a tenner inc delivery from China. A word of warning, if they look blueish in the listing, don't buy them, as they are cr4p. Buy the white ones. I've got a load if you want to try some. Don't buy off UK sellers, as they are a rip off.

Tuffers what size are they ,I got ones but they are very soft and don't even last one house ?!?!?

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Tuffers what size are they ,I got ones but they are very soft and don't even last one house ?!?!?

 

4" x 2" at a guess. They don't last long, but for 2.5p a throw, well worth it :thumbsup:

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