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quality is paid 4

well somethings we pay 4 - i;e when you buy a t.v, if it cost u £30-00 it's too cheap so therefore it's cheap! if you pay £2000-00 it's better

not just i who say this - ask yur customers!

are others charging more than you? if so they are saying - (just from the price) that they are better!

quality is paid 4 - logically anyhow - are independants TOO cheap?

we all say were better - well are you?

 

edited by moderator, no need to name another company to get your point across.

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Whats the old saying, Buy cheap buy twice.

 

If you buy cheap the first time chances are you have bought something that may not be fit for the purpose.

Then you have to go back and buy the more expencive one in order to do the job you wanted the cheap one to do.

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:57 pm Post subject:

 

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Why is this in the Shoe Repairs section, Guys?

Get to the (relevant) point, or it'll be relocated to miscellaneous!

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the point was in the tital - till it was edited by your moderater!

the point was "others" charge more than most shoe repairers,

so thus are putting it about that they are better, association of being more expensive!

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I edited your post rich, because you were implying that this company had said they were better than you because of price. which is a load of twaddle.

posts that follow tend to get more personal, and leads to bad feeling.

you could have gotten your point across without being personal.

 

"are repairers who charge more for thier services better than you" would have been better. :wink:

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In answer to your post Rich. Some repairers are on the high street, expensive rents/rates. more staff. Some offer a greater range of services which incurs more expense, computerised engraving, electronic key coding, printing, sign making etc. Others are in back streets with low overheads, one man shops. some don't invest in their business and are happy to plod along.

I speak from experience, as I was one of the latter in my first few years as an independant.

 

Also I believe this company was there before yourself, You chose to be cheaper than them. Does that mean you don't think your as good as them. :-k

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Also I believe this company was there before yourself, You chose to be cheaper than them. Does that mean you don't think your as good as them. :-k

 

Good point there!!

 

Is Rich able to substantiate his claim of a company being dearer than most?

Is this claim based on fact or fiction?

Surely what price someone else charges is irrelevant, it's what you charge that matters.

Pitch your prices below them to hopefully gain an advantage and you fall foul of your own ideology as UK900 has pointed out.

 

Bitterness usually has a deep rooted source.

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perhaps i should try again,

my topic wasn't really to have a go at any one in particular,

seems that i was offending "the other side"

what i was originally referring to was earlier topics that i read, about bei9ng too cheap on repairs, and i also read the same on your keycutting pages,

it seems to me the people who are whinging about "being too cheap" not charging enough and scared to put there prices up" should think that if they are better than there local competition why are they not charging more?

i now someone who thinks the quality of there services are that much better than there nearest competitor they charge 20% more - they sell sandwiches!!

sorry to have offended timpson, i was in a round about way complimenting them

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Rich

 

Good to see your second attempt! I charge more than my competitors on some services (which I personally think I am better at than them) and less on some where I know there is a more comprehensive & experienced provider in my town.

For example keys I charge more for, as I have better parking facilities & massive stock & feel I do offer something "more"

Vinyl cutting I do "Cheap" as its a new service to me and I'm not very competent at it yet as I'm still learning & want to bag as much experience as possible so don't want to lose a sale from being to expensive!

Don't forget you can now compare your prices with other forum members by downloading our latest price survey in the downloads section!

 

Lee

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perhaps i should try again,

my topic wasn't really to have a go at any one in particular,

seems that i was offending "the other side"

what i was originally referring to was earlier topics that i read, about bei9ng too cheap on repairs, and i also read the same on your keycutting pages,

it seems to me the people who are whinging about "being too cheap" not charging enough and scared to put there prices up" should think that if they are better than there local competition why are they not charging more?

i now someone who thinks the quality of there services are that much better than there nearest competitor they charge 20% more - they sell sandwiches!!

sorry to have offended timpson, i was in a round about way complimenting them

 

Rich, I don't think you have offended anyone, JT will have bigger shoulders than that, and if he read the post would have probably have laughed. your post would probably have deteriorated into a personal attack on another company.

But using the forum as a vehicle to have a go at any other member is not accepted.

 

We all make mistakes :oops:

welcome to the forum :wink:

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