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peterhyper

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I was talking to a plumber who said his new annual membership with checkatrade has gone up to a few pennys short of £1,300 a year which he reckons is almost double what he paid last year. He said he gets a few jobs out of the membership, but is considering whether to rejoin.

Not sure if he was giving me bull crap, but if he wasn't that is a big increase and a lot of money to pay to be on a website?
 

SWD

Gender neutral
Electrician's Arms
Have you checked the checkatrade website to check what they are charging trades, sort of checkout checkatrade.
 

peterhyper

Regular EF Member
Have you checked the checkatrade website to check what they are charging trades, sort of checkout checkatrade.
Being nosey I did that earlier but Checkatrade don't show their prices, but just give the nonsense sales rubbish about what great value they offer and how wonderful it is being a member and you should feel privileged if they accept you etc etc
 

Midwest

Electrician's Arms
Being nosey I did that earlier but Checkatrade don't show their prices, but just give the nonsense sales rubbish about what great value they offer and how wonderful it is being a member and you should feel privileged if they accept you etc etc
Reply to his ULEZ Zone thread, or he'll get the hump :)
 

Gavin John Hyde

Electrician's Arms
Checkatrade have the first price they quote but if you play hard ball they will lower it substantially to get you signed up for the year.. if you make contact then dont sign up expect regular calls with ever lower prices being offered. In the 2nd year they will up it substantially as the plumber discovered
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
I was talking to a plumber who said his new annual membership with checkatrade has gone up to a few pennys short of £1,300 a year which he reckons is almost double what he paid last year. He said he gets a few jobs out of the membership, but is considering whether to rejoin.

Not sure if he was giving me bull crap, but if he wasn't that is a big increase and a lot of money to pay to be on a website?
Its all about how you spend your marketing budget............. Last time check-a-trade contacted me they wanted £760 ............. which is more than I spend on my website, logo'ed clothing and all my adverts put together...........

I politely refused their advances.

If you are starting out ............. then maybe it might make business sense, but I hear a lot of clients saying they don't trust check-a-trade ratings and feedback ............. word of mouth is better.
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
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thety need to generate the income to fund their sponsorship of GMB's weather forecasts.
 

static zap

Regular EF Member
Py-ra-mid...There's a clue here,somewhere :rolleyes:
..A pity the gov cannot put a stop to this CARP ... a previous employer had "Employees paying back -I'll gotten gains
--If they wanted to remain--Employed--
(was in our T&C handbook)... just left casual gambling to boost wage ..!
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
..A pity the gov cannot put a stop to this CARP ... a previous employer had "Employees paying back -I'll gotten gains
--If they wanted to remain--Employed--
(was in our T&C handbook)... just left casual gambling to boost wage ..!
can you rephrase that in undersandable english?
 

static zap

Regular EF Member
Employer protected us , probably afraid of what union would do , but still a form of slavery ! ... way back before Maggy stomped on them!
--Pyramid schemes -bad for business ... No real money made !
 
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