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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Still waiting on my new van
« Last post by KS Cleaning on Yesterday at 11:22:45 pm »
It prob wonít show up on a photo mate.
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Customerís
« Last post by Slacky on Yesterday at 11:07:27 pm »
Have a business model. Decide upon it. Stick to it. (You can always change it should the need arise).

Some customers will fall within the parameters of this model, some wont.

This is life. Whatever your business model, there is no one business in the world that can entertain every potenial customer that approaches you.

If youre a high-end business the oiks wont want to pay your rates and if youíre a low end supplier the oiks will want you but the snooty ones wonít want your wagon on their drive.

Donít be hesitant in deciding which ones are appropriate for this model and which ones arenít.


My missus thinks Im too intolerant in my approach to how i interact with potential customers. I look at her and just say Ďwhos business is this, theres or mine?.
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Still waiting on my new van
« Last post by The Jester of Wibbly on Yesterday at 10:31:55 pm »
Put a photo up on here bud
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General Cleaning Issues / Re: The 'What have you cleaned today?' Thread
« Last post by Smudger on Yesterday at 09:43:17 pm »
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Still waiting on my new van
« Last post by KS Cleaning on Yesterday at 08:37:54 pm »
If you look on the ford forum COG (custom owners group)it seams a common problem especially with the blue and orange sports.
I have the magnetic grey all seems good but I have seen some awful paint matches on these as well where the bumper meets the wheel arch.Shocking really as it is not just a one off and has happened to loads of buyers.
Hope you get it sorted ok.
Yes the plastic bumper and trim are a poor colour match but my problem is actually worse than that. The main body panels have not been painted correctly, so for instance when you look along the solid side of the van,  the side without the side loading door, you can clearly see that there is differing paint coverage resulting in vertical shading, itís as if the paint robot has either overlapped at some bits  causing the paint to be darker, or there isnít enough paint meaning itís lighter, it certainly isnít consistent coverage. Thing is I donít have a great eye for these things but this sticks out like a sore thumb to me, so it must be bad😢
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Customerís
« Last post by Crystal-clear on Yesterday at 08:34:09 pm »
I feel it's important to note you are able to provide more to customers if you have help or employees. So things like working around the gate giving Her a time bracket even going back to the street later on just to fit her in. It's not you going back it's your colleague who's getting paid regardless the only thing that will matter in that instance is if the business is in profit for the extra mile you have decided to do.


This customer doesn't want to play ball and it's difficult one not to take this a little bit personally
Because you're putting a lot of unpaid work into this job for your customers and responsible for the cleaning and the admin
So 9 out of 10 customers are happy to open the gate or give you the key this one clearly doesn't want to

When you are self-employed working alone going home doing your water repairing your van checking out your route chasing debt creating invoices texting customers and you have a load of customers which are playing ball the way you want them to considering all the working hours associated with the job outside of actual window cleaning I think for the person working totally alone being responsible for the above and more.
Has the right not to increase his working hours unnecessarily. So I think your message is reasonable and hopefully the customer will understand it's the way you work and you have lots to think about rather than driving back specifically and wedging yourself in. I think you couldn't be fairer you gave her the options that suit your business give you a key or have your front cleaned or unlock your gate. If you want to go out of your way half an hour that would mean an extra half an hour when you go home sorting out your vehicle doing your admin.
The ball is in her court now.
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Still waiting on my new van
« Last post by KS Cleaning on Yesterday at 08:22:48 pm »
Take the van back and leave it on there forecourt if you keep driving it you are accepting it and will only get a percentage of your money back , I had this issue with Peugeot with a car I bought years ago when it went to court the judge said I should have taken the car back ,by driving it I accepted the issues , I lost 7k on the price of the car due to this as they said that I had driven it for a couple of weeks so was not entitled to a full refund , I was fuming but couldnít do anything about it  , lesson learned
Thanks for the heads up.
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: WFP in back of MPV?
« Last post by JJay on Yesterday at 08:09:23 pm »
I had the same problem. Some of my windys friends using domestic estates or suv and I was thinking to do the same. After few jobs and few gutter cleans my car start to looks dirty messy and I was feeling it's going to ended up selling for dole money.  Personally I think if you got one car to do everything that means car would be soon to nothing :)
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Window Cleaning Issues / Re: Still waiting on my new van
« Last post by cgh window cleaning on Yesterday at 07:41:10 pm »
If you look on the ford forum COG (custom owners group)it seams a common problem especially with the blue and orange sports.
I have the magnetic grey all seems good but I have seen some awful paint matches on these as well where the bumper meets the wheel arch.Shocking really as it is not just a one off and has happened to loads of buyers.
Hope you get it sorted ok.
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Hi All. I have a Levigator 650 Top Veraible speed for sale with planatry hrad and a full set of kgs dianonds

The machine has done about 5 jobs max

Collection from Cambridge

I have an offer for £3000 would like £3800
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