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Old 03-02-2020, 01:36 PM   #31
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I don't like to upsell either but money losing jobs make the 'cheaper' option and not wanting to upsell go flying out the window.

what do you mean by " money losing jobs"? jobs you make no profit on?
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what do you mean by " money losing jobs"? jobs you make no profit on?
Yes. No profit (or worse, lose money). I hate those.
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Yes. No profit (or worse, lose money). I hate those.

I dont work for free, so how do you give an estimate for a job and then lose money? unless its for family or friend...
no law says you have to work in anyones house, so unless im making $$ I aint gona do the work....
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I don't understand as well, losing money I guess you mean for family and others??
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Yes. No profit (or worse, lose money). I hate those.
I don't understand as well, losing money I guess you mean for family and others??
For family i say pay for the parts ill give them my supply house slip no mark up. and my labour is not a charge, unless it a larger renovation job that takes up my weekend and after work hours..

Not always glad to get thoughs call cause its basically a charity job but on the other hand its family an they have had my back
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Yes. No profit (or worse, lose money). I hate those.
I don't understand as well, losing money I guess you mean for family and others??
I don't know if this is the case in Dahl's jobs but some of the companies I worked for did jobs they considered loss leaders. They knew they were losing money on the job after factoring in fuel, acquisition cost, insurance, etc. The hope was that the job would end up being bigger or we could upsell things.
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I don't know if this is the case in Dahl's jobs but some of the companies I worked for did jobs they considered loss leaders. They knew they were losing money on the job after factoring in fuel, acquisition cost, insurance, etc. The hope was that the job would end up being bigger or we could upsell things.
For service work like this 1 hour job aren't a loss leader for me I charge for it. Most people want that issue fixed and nothing more, I don't mind it and it's fine with me all my costs are factored in and I'm making a profit. Some call for those "5 minute jobs" and think I'll go there for cookies, I never go to those places thinking I'll get extra work. If it were big ticket item payout maybe if the success rate were high but in my area it isn't so.
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I don't know if this is the case in Dahl's jobs but some of the companies I worked for did jobs they considered loss leaders. They knew they were losing money on the job after factoring in fuel, acquisition cost, insurance, etc. The hope was that the job would end up being bigger or we could upsell things.

I have done many little jobs that end up leading to nice big ones, but I still dont work for free and make a profit on all jobs, sometimes i think the home owners hire for small jobs to see how you work before offering a bigger job to be done...
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