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Did three watches for my father in law. Batteries and straps. Total retail would have been over £40. Of course it was no charge, but a Thank you would have been nice. Miserable Old c***.

Did some keys for a football mate. He wanted to pay, I said don't  worry about it. He was very grateful. Did a key for my neighbour ( Alf security key), didn't  charge him either, not only was he very grateful,  but he completely insisted on paying £10 for it.  Don't  mind mate's rates, but I do like to at least get a thank you.

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On 6/15/2019 at 3:43 PM, cowers lane 583 said:

Did three watches for my father in law. Batteries and straps. Total retail would have been over £40. Of course it was no charge, but a Thank you would have been nice. Miserable Old c***.

Did some keys for a football mate. He wanted to pay, I said don't  worry about it. He was very grateful. Did a key for my neighbour ( Alf security key), didn't  charge him either, not only was he very grateful,  but he completely insisted on paying £10 for it.  Don't  mind mate's rates, but I do like to at least get a thank you.

I would say
Regular price 40 but for you only 20 pounds
At the end of the day, no one gives us materials for free
Knowing how much they saved they respect us more
We have to pay bills every month

 

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close family is absolutely free, but friends and even close family for that matter always return the favors in some way.. whether its airport pick and drops or free babysitting etc

 

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Most of my friends & family want to support my business and do not expect freebies.  Some even say:  "Charge me the full price".    I tend to give a discount but usually make a charge.  Otherwise it is possible that some may start to take advantage.  If I know someone is having a financially tough time then I will often do for free.  I appreciate a genuine offer to pay though.

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Read somewhere about a plumber repairing an old ladies boiler free of charge simply because she could not afford to pay, she had been without heating or hot water for some time. He then publicised that he would carry out any plumbing free of charge to any old/disabled/needy customer. He now has a team of plumbers helping him carry out his charity work. People in need should not have to go without heating or hot water these days. 

Is it possible for our trade to set up a similar charity service for any of the older generation who have been burgled and cannot afford decent locks to keep them safe.......

Just a thought 

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a good auto locksmith i know in northern ireland advertised that he would gain entry to a vehicle free of charge if a child or dog was locked in the car , he got called to one and as he had advertised he dropped everuthing and went to the car and gained entry for a very gratefull lady who left a glowing facebook review , this was picked up by the local newspapers who did a write up and interview with the lady and published it as a local hero .

since the article his phone was ringing off the hook , the positive advertising was effective and he was fully booked for 6 to 8 weeks after wards all paid key jobs , only 2 other free gain entry jobs , for him this was extremely positive advertising 

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4 hours ago, rapidlocks said:

a good auto locksmith i know in northern ireland advertised that he would gain entry to a vehicle free of charge if a child or dog was locked in the car , he got called to one and as he had advertised he dropped everuthing and went to the car and gained entry for a very gratefull lady who left a glowing facebook review , this was picked up by the local newspapers who did a write up and interview with the lady and published it as a local hero .

since the article his phone was ringing off the hook , the positive advertising was effective and he was fully booked for 6 to 8 weeks after wards all paid key jobs , only 2 other free gain entry jobs , for him this was extremely positive advertising 

I guess the rewards he gained out of this exercise far outweighed his out of pocket expenses, I understand the time involved but think of the goodwill.

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he was fully booked for 2 months , referals from these jobs has kept him busy and bagged him a couple of contracts to boot , so turned out to be a positive , though he didnt do this expecting any more than a positive review on his social media , he just decided that he wouldnt charge for local jobs where children were locked in the car through the summer , sometimes good moral people get their rewards , though when ever i do a good turn its normally for old folk who dont know how to post reviews .

but in his case he didnt do it expecting the result he got , he did it because it sat right with him , he earns a good living from his community so was putting back in , luckily it paid sweet dividends .

i dont have link to the newspaper article , but this was the online one the local paper put up https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/baby-rescued-locked-car-distraught-16558673

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