Recent content by Bexiesbruv

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    Diet/Fitness Question

    As has been said, if you are not losing weight (fat) you are eating too much. Eating a "semi shit" diet probably allows the workouts to be maintained and as long as there is adequate protein, will help maintain your lean mass and might even allow for gains, but the continuation of same will...
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    Did i over charge on this estimate?

    I think if I were in a similar position of having driven a while and taken time to look at the scope of work, I would have also taken the time to give the price face to face and done whatever it took to secure the business there and then. Had this been done, you would have been able to negotiate...
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    Proximity Marketing Beacons

    I just heard about these things. Anyone use it with success in their business. My first impression is they are better served in retail environments but I'm certainly interested to know more (I couldnt really know less than I do right now).
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    First Commercial Bid

    I no longer look for commercial. I do it when I get it, then I try to stay top of mind with that client. I dont know what the current thoughts are on generating that business.
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    First Commercial Bid

    If you are asking me for sales advice or info, I cant help. I have been involved in service business since 1978 and attended many sales/selling seminars in that time. I'm a sales guy (mediocre at best) that happens to clean carpets.
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    First Commercial Bid

    You might have already put in your quote, but if this is of interest, you can always use it as an excuse to follow up and offer something different. Most churches dont allow drinks in the sanctuary, but some do, or they have areas that, almost as soon as they are cleaned, they are dirtied up...
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    What % of gross does your advertising run at?

    I thought I would come back and update this. My new YP rep has been trying to convince me to stay on board. I tracked all the calls with their phone numbers in my ads. I excluded duplicate calls and US numbers and also non listed numbers. Gave me 5 calls per month but they say 17. Still not...
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    Boxxer 421 diverter operates but............

    I fixed it by reseating all the vac tubes and tie strapping them. I guess one was not fitting right after the engine got replaced.
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    Rich client suing her maid over this-Ouch!

    Facts are what count here I would think. The only fact is the rug has been damaged. Do you know exactly how it got damaged, no you don't. Insurance is unlikely to be an avenue for her because she probably has a deductible of maybe $500 (possibly a grand) so the $800 or less balance might not be...
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    Boxxer 421

    Not the case with mine, although having no rear heat in the van is an issue for the Dodge I have, but thats another topic.
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    Boxxer 421

    I have one and replaced the engine with just 1840 hours on it. Blower oil leaking and getting sucked into the engine was an issue, as well as the smaller stuff like the water box float not working correctly, waste tank float switch never working from day one, intermittent problem with the...
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    A year to get a resi customer

    Yeah, I really just wanted to share. This Guy really puts the ick in d...
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    A year to get a resi customer

    I bought a couple of floor scrubbers from his father. Buyer beware. I checked one and it was ok. Assured me the other was fine too but he was in a hurry to get his grand kids back to their parents. Took his word for it. Saw the cleaning van in the Apt complex he lived at and mentioned thats what...
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    A year to get a resi customer

    Yep, I spoke to this person last year apparently, funny, I dont remember her. She booked, then went on to say that even though I was the most helpful, honest sounding mid priced person she spoke to last year, she went with a competitor. When he arrived, he started to criticize me and the other...