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How much for heels - i charge £6-99 large ladies heels, not enogh really and i soon will be charging more.

but today i have had a customer in & she as been quoted £27-99 by another repairer!!

I could laugh as he must not want to do em!

more money for me!! he he

 

Edited by Moderater, Rich please refrain from using phone text message spelling. And don't keep mentioning other companies in your posts.

 

Please read the rules of the forum, they are to be adhered by all.

http://www.shoerepairer.info/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1235

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Another one from the rule book Rich,

 

Please read rule D, this time!

 

We now have a strict code of conduct on mentioning company names. and as for prices of heels why not down load this years price survey (just completed before Christmas) available in PDF in the Downloads section. this is our members prices averaged.

 

Lee

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that would depend on how affluent your particular area is though xminit, also how much competition you have.

 

i agree with both of you on this, if you have a fairly well off customer base then you can charge the higher prices, if you're in a modest or poor market town then you won't be able to, it's simple economics. anyone saying that even poorer people in a market town would be willing to pay top prices for a better job is just pipe dreaming.

 

btw, we charge between 4.50 and 5.99 depending on the heel size and work involved. we weren't really able to charge that much when we first opened (10 yrs ago) as there were six repairers within five minutes walk of each other, one of those was doing pu tops for 75p!!!!!

 

now there are only three of us we've been able to charge better prices for the services we provide.

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that would depend on how affluent your particular area is though xminit, also how much competition you have.

 

i agree with both of you on this, if you have a fairly well off customer base then you can charge the higher prices, if you're in a modest or poor market town then you won't be able to, it's simple economics. anyone saying that even poorer people in a market town would be willing to pay top prices for a better job is just pipe dreaming.

 

btw, we charge between 4.50 and 5.99 depending on the heel size and work involved. we weren't really able to charge that much when we first opened (10 yrs ago) as there were six repairers within five minutes walk of each other, one of those was doing pu tops for 75p!!!!!

 

now there are only three of us we've been able to charge better prices for the services we provide.

 

Well in my opinion you just need to educate your customers. I have worked in some ropy areas through out the UK and never had a problem with charging high prices. :)

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This is a massive talking point. And I believe you are both right to some degree.

The guy in the market or backstreet, can't get the price because he hasn't the quality presence that a high street outlet has.

 

I have argued in the past that you should charge accordingly were ever you are. I was probably wrong :evil: and I don't say that lightly :lol:

Rick will enjoy that statement :o

 

To charge top prices requires the whole package, Quality friendly staff, quality workmanship, quiality materials & a quality modern outlet.

 

If you don't offer these things then perhaps you shouldn't be asking top prices.

 

Right I'll be in my air raid shelter, if anybody wants me. :twisted: :lol:

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The guy in the market or backstreet, can't get the price because he hasn't the quality presence that a high street outlet has.

 

Ouch that hurt, I spent some time re-fitting my shop last year and have a quality presence despite being in a back street, and I charge £5 for stillettos, and £8 for larger ladies heels.

 

I used to be cheap, but built up my prices over several years to a more realistic level. I have had repeat and new business for the past 17 years.

 

Right I'll be in my air raid shelter, if anybody wants me. :twisted: :lol:

:smt070 :smt073 :smt066 :smt059

 

Lee

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come out of yer shelter uk :lol:

 

this is and always will be an ongoing and very controversial subject and i have no qualms with anybody stating an opinion, especially you mark, if it weren't for some of the opinions and advice given on here then i wouldn't be looking at my business in the whole new light that i have since joining the forum. :D

 

i do however, take exceptions given to opinions presented as fact with no room for discussion :evil:

 

i've never been complacent since my brother and i bought our business and hey, i've made some mistakes, but i try my damned hardest to use them to my advantage. i'll keep making mistakes,(not major ones) it's life, but as long as i have folk on who's experience i can draw upon then my business will still be going strong, though hopefully in a bigger place, twenty years from now.

 

regards, rick.

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Just for the record Rick, I wasn't refering to you either :oops: I was just generalising. The guys on the high street to the guys in a small community of shops with no passing trade as such.

 

I have learnt alot too since I've been surfing Lees love Island :lol: You do tend to look at yourself a little closer. I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong,,,,,,,,trouble is I'm always right :lol: :lol: I wish.

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come out of yer shelter uk :lol:

 

this is and always will be an ongoing and very controversial subject and i have no qualms with anybody stating an opinion, especially you mark, if it weren't for some of the opinions and advice given on here then i wouldn't be looking at my business in the whole new light that i have since joining the forum. :D

 

i do however, take exceptions given to opinions presented as fact with no room for discussion :evil:

 

i've never been complacent since my brother and i bought our business and hey, i've made some mistakes, but i try my damned hardest to use them to my advantage. i'll keep making mistakes,(not major ones) it's life, but as long as i have folk on who's experience i can draw upon then my business will still be going strong, though hopefully in a bigger place, twenty years from now.

 

regards, rick.

 

Sounds good to me, a good honest post. :)

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