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New window cleaner basing business off bashing wfp



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john39
So a new window cleaner has turned up in the area, that is fine no problem at all, except he has wound me up as his entire marketing ploy is to bash the hell out of water fed pole, which is how I clean now, so is almost like an attack on my window cleaning.

 

Not sure the best way to tackle this really, here is his web site which is smothered with anti WFP propaganda http://www.thewindowman1.co.uk/

 

Also this is his Facebook advert "My name is Matthew Softley I have just moved to Bourton. I run and own The Window Man Window, Gutter & Fascia Cleaning Services. It's Swindon No1 Traditional window cleaning business in Swindon.

We are expanding The Window Man to Bourton and the surrounding villages. Please visit my website and read my customer reviews.

Only traditional methods are used. The reason for this is simple. There is no damage in the form of scratches to Upvc frames and s...ills. Frames and sills are cleaner and whiter due to the fact they can be cleaned, and not just washed down with water. There is not Water marks or spotting left on glass.

We are fully insured including public liability, key holders, and use of ladders.

We offer 4, 6, or 8 weekly cleans. All frames sills and doors cleaned as standard every clean. Also you know when we are coming to clean your windows. We don't just turn up when we feel like it.

In 5 years we gained 400+ customers from all the companies in Swindon that use the Reach Water Fed Pole System method of cleaning."

 

Would love to hear your thoughts on this, and how to best handle it as pretty much everything he says is, well, bullshit.

The only way to handle a turd like that mate is to flush it.

Or

You can call him a man and walk up to him and introduce your forhead to the bridge of his nose. Simples

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Oranman

I've been doing trad for 27 years up to 2013 but had an accident and spent 6 weeks in hospital, half of that in Intensive Care. I'm capable of doing the work again and other local lads helped me keep the business going with trad through a couple of them use wfp. Once I got fitter again, I went with wfp back in April 2014. Customers fully understood why but there was a few questions about quality etc etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's been perfect. Just three windows (not houses) out of thousands that I was told needed another clean. I still do trad for bungalows and a couple of places where the windows would leak water but for me it's been the best decision. If you do a very good job and don't overcharge then there's no reason why anyone would cancel no matter what anyone else says. Whatever the trad man thinks (and I felt trad was better than wfp) a severe traumatic brain injury revises your opinions.

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I've been doing trad for 27 years up to 2013 but had an accident and spent 6 weeks in hospital, half of that in Intensive Care. I'm capable of doing the work again and other local lads helped me keep the business going with trad through a couple of them use wfp. Once I got fitter again, I went with wfp back in April 2014. Customers fully understood why but there was a few questions about quality etc etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's been perfect. Just three windows (not houses) out of thousands that I was told needed another clean. I still do trad for bungalows and a couple of places where the windows would leak water but for me it's been the best decision. If you do a very good job and don't overcharge then there's no reason why anyone would cancel no matter what anyone else says. Whatever the trad man thinks (and I felt trad was better than wfp) a severe traumatic brain injury revises your opinions.

I've been doing trad for 27 years up to 2013 but had an accident and spent 6 weeks in hospital, half of that in Intensive Care. I'm capable of doing the work again and other local lads helped me keep the business going with trad through a couple of them use wfp. Once I got fitter again, I went with wfp back in April 2014. Customers fully understood why but there was a few questions about quality etc etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's been perfect. Just three windows (not houses) out of thousands that I was told needed another clean. I still do trad for bungalows and a couple of places where the windows would leak water but for me it's been the best decision. If you do a very good job and don't overcharge then there's no reason why anyone would cancel no matter what anyone else says. Whatever the trad man thinks (and I felt trad was better than wfp) a severe traumatic brain injury revises your opinions.

Fighting your way back well done man. You deserve a pat on the back

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Duncs

you have to totally believe in yourself, i,m in town only guy WFP , yeh the comment are coming from the other windies , they will be watching every move, they will be interested to know if the switch to WFP has been good.You just have to go for it

this crap who is best WFP or trad we are profesional window cleaners when trad is requred we put on our boab and go for it

same like wise WFP, tthen if some new wonderful gear comes out we will buy that too, do the job quicker and better

its all really simple and make loads off la la

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Duncs
Like he said, he knows both methods and for him WFP gives the best results, in his opinion. Not being disrespectful TAP, but have you used both methods?

 

I personally feel that there is a place for both, but if I can WFP a job instead of trad it, I will. It's quicker, safer, earns you your money quicker and on Georgians and leaded lights it definitely cleans better.

 

There you go, that's my opinion and I'm right :thumbsup:

thats what I mean totally believing in yourself and your half way there canvassing too

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AJ windows

Personally if he was doing it in my area I'd shoot every argument he has down in flames. And the first ones I'd use which I do frequently are privacy, damage to property, customer being liable if he falls off his ladders on their property, fairy liquid rots rubber seals thus giving their Windows a 3 year lifespan. And that's just for starters.

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nick666

I have heard of someone who would get trading standards /advertising standards to get him to provide proof of the large country houses he does , if he does,and then cold call them , then casually,mentioning the potential law suits they might have if he had an accident on their property-nothing like owning a big house to scare you of litigation but reasonable me would just ignore him- first rule of sales-never slag off the opposition-the new bloke is just going to wind people up.I can more or less guarrantee you wont lose any business and if you do it will be the ones that are more trouble than they are worth;

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Thanks for sharing bud...how did the accident happen?

 

I've been doing trad for 27 years up to 2013 but had an accident and spent 6 weeks in hospital, half of that in Intensive Care. I'm capable of doing the work again and other local lads helped me keep the business going with trad through a couple of them use wfp. Once I got fitter again, I went with wfp back in April 2014. Customers fully understood why but there was a few questions about quality etc etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's been perfect. Just three windows (not houses) out of thousands that I was told needed another clean. I still do trad for bungalows and a couple of places where the windows would leak water but for me it's been the best decision. If you do a very good job and don't overcharge then there's no reason why anyone would cancel no matter what anyone else says. Whatever the trad man thinks (and I felt trad was better than wfp) a severe traumatic brain injury revises your opinions.

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I've been doing trad for 27 years up to 2013 but had an accident and spent 6 weeks in hospital, half of that in Intensive Care. I'm capable of doing the work again and other local lads helped me keep the business going with trad through a couple of them use wfp. Once I got fitter again, I went with wfp back in April 2014. Customers fully understood why but there was a few questions about quality etc etc. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's been perfect. Just three windows (not houses) out of thousands that I was told needed another clean. I still do trad for bungalows and a couple of places where the windows would leak water but for me it's been the best decision. If you do a very good job and don't overcharge then there's no reason why anyone would cancel no matter what anyone else says. Whatever the trad man thinks (and I felt trad was better than wfp) a severe traumatic brain injury revises your opinions.

all remember you canny buy experience , gd thread oranman

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Guest MillerBHA

Surely there is enough work to go round for everyone bit strong talking shit bout stuff yo try to get customers

Some people want wfp and some want trad so I say bollocks to it

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Personally if he was doing it in my area I'd shoot every argument he has down in flames. And the first ones I'd use which I do frequently are privacy, damage to property, customer being liable if he falls off his ladders on their property, fairy liquid rots rubber seals thus giving their Windows a 3 year lifespan. And that's just for starters.

he might use ecover and its good enough to drink someone on here said :eek:

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Smurf

And blows bubbles out his arse when he farts too :D

he might use ecover and its good enough to drink someone on here said :eek:

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