Your estimate is 30% higher..

Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by Mikey P, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. sOOper hero
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    if they hire the other outfit, and you "happen to be passing by" ....will you stop to take pics thru the windows.....:lol:

    ..LT.A.
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    Umm obviously you don’t really want to use us!
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  4. Harry Myers
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    I never negotiate estimates. But when I do price I never say something taken me more time. I need to charge more. My estimate is final.
  5. steve_64
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    Sounds like you are right where you need to be price wise. Weed outthe pitac.
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    :eekk:....:lol:
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    Its an hour away deep in the shire..

    Part of my reason for not giving in a bit.
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    Doesn't happen to me often, but when it does there is no reply to their inquiry. Keeps me from saying something inappropriate ;););)
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    Dont try to make sense out of it. I bid 11,000 ft. in two bldgs. at .10 per foot. I must have been too low. Haven’t heard a word. Maybe it was my pizzazz, or lack there of.
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    I'd just let them know you'd be glad to work for them but unfortunately your quote is solid. Reiterate your qualifications and reference your "Best of" award.

    Thank them for considering you and let them decide if price means more to them.
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    i HAVE spun around and walked out the door
    only to have them chase me down the walk
    saying that they would pay my price.......

    truck door slams and i'm down the road......
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    NO...you MUST teach them bastages a lesson......WALK
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    Ok I might be able to beat that. We had a lady call for a cleaning. Told us some other company quoted less. Told her we couldn’t match it. Explained why. She went with the other company. They did a poor job. She called and asked us to come do it for the difference in the cost. She stated I can not spend any more than what you originally quoted.
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    I’d just paste it in a reply email. Maybe if he reads what he wrote something will click
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    too funny....you beat it!
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    I bid a tile and grout job in a convenient store for $500 once. The manager told me he was thinking $300. I told him $500 sounded better to me. He told me I could think about it on my way back to my shop. I told him once I got in my truck, I wouldn’t think about it again.
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    Poor Samwise won’t eat! So sad.
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    they probably called after 5 or on Sat.......:stir:
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    Now that I'm done being pissy and bought more coffee - all is right in Hoodledink World again. A lot of truth to that, Lee. When I was cleaning I would provide quotes and they'd ask us to beat it and we just put our foot down and held firm. Sometimes it depended on our cash flow at the time. We also explained that if we have to come in and fix someone else's work it requires more time and materials and it will be more expensive than our original quote. I believe there is a fine line between charging more to prove a point and charging more to ensure your profit stays where it needs to be.

    I deal with the same thing in my internet marketing realm of things. People use competitors or people from outside the U.S. all the time. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not so much. I've been steadily increasing pricing each year so sometimes when old prospects come back they fall into that too. I've also been honoring prices from 5-6 years ago that clients have been locked in at.

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