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1shortcircuit

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There are some threads that receive a fair amount of air time and I was wondering if there are enough members on here using this method of attracting work during quieter times?

I often get notifications but rarely purchase leads anymore as my other ads having been earning their money.

Anyway, here is a lead that I have just received.

Please tell me what you think the Clients budget is and then a very rough estimate (going by what information has been posted) of what you believe would be a more realistic value.

Disassembly of a combined fuse box in a Georgian house, separation of electrical services between the main house and the basement, and assembly of new fuse boxes in both main house and the basement.
Additional removal of all current electrical cabling within the basement, (approx 70 m2, all cables on wall surface )
Be interesting to see if others can add to this thread :)

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alarm man

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sounds like a bit of work so havnt a clue id say 3k
 
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sparky-s-w

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does sound like a fair bit of work, hard to say, i guss you wold have to buy the lead and arrange a visit.
 
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sparky-s-w

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client = under £100

prob a few grand in reality
 
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1shortcircuit

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  • Distance2.1
  • BudgetUnder £1,000
  • Purchased3


Approx Budget:Under £1,000
Price:£17.00 + VAT
Description:Disassembly of a combined fuse box in a Georgian house, separation of electrical services between the main house and the basement, and assembly of new fuse boxes in both main house and the basement.
Additional removal of all current electrical cabling within the basement, (approx 70 m2, all cables on wall surface )
Okay so not as ludicrous as some members thought perhaps but nonetheless still way under budget.

The problem I see is even if you were to purchase this lead the problem you'd have is the quality of competitor. We look at a couple of grand, whilst they may look at cost of materials plus a day rate of £100 per day... I'd definitely say that they'll get the job done within their budget.

What kind of job they get done may well be a different story. (There may be exceptions to this ie if a Retired Spark is using the site as a source of pocket money then that really I cannot argue so long as the appropriate notification process is adhered to obviously)
 
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Knobhead

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Just wait until they find the wiring to be retained is VIR :dunce:
 
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1shortcircuit

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The lights in our communal staircase have stopped working & despite changing the fuse they still won't turn on! I would also like someone to check our entry phone system as I believe one of the buzzers isn't working.
  1. [h=2]18 July 2012[/h]
    • 12:0118-07-2012Be the first to buy this job.

    • Lead Price£5
    • Budget Under £100
Cost of lead £5........ PLUS VAT!!!

This doughnut is on cloud cuckoo land!!!
 

Amp David

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Here's another one, these poeple haven't a clue

When i switch on the light for the bathroom on the double switch it trips out on the main fusebox also i need the lights on the kitchen work top to be connected so that they will come on. Also an external light to be fitted at the front door.

Budget under 100 quid LOL. Again leave the poor guy doing it 94 quid in the budget.
 
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1shortcircuit

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Disassembly of a combined fuse box in a Georgian house, separation of electrical services between the main house and the basement, and assembly of new fuse boxes in both main house and the basement.
Additional removal of all current electrical cabling within the basement, (approx 70 m2, all cables on wall surface )
How funny is this?lol

I've just received a telephone call from a client who is a relative of someone that I have done some work for (A very happy customer I must add;)). When explaining the work I mentioned that it sounds very much like a job I have seen on Rated People.... Turns out it is lmao

This has made me chuckle, going to pop over and take a look at the job today to see exactly how involved it is :D
 
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Tidy Max

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Sorry if i come across abit numb, but what is all of this rated people/leads business? Are people paying for the opportunity to tender for a job?

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Exactly Max, there are loads of sites like this and they all do only two things. 1 Encourage the proliferation of the cowboy and 2 drive rates down because the average clueless punter sets what he/she thinks the job is worth
 
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1shortcircuit

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Exactly Max, there are loads of sites like this and they all do only two things. 1 Encourage the proliferation of the cowboy and 2 drive rates down because the average clueless punter sets what he/she thinks the job is worth
Which is why you need to be selective or know how to work the sites system;)

The job I went to see and............... Yes, well under budget. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up costing 3 grand. Probably just as effective to rewire the place as there are signs of alterations and additions all over the place and they're not tidy ones.

Still someone has half quoted at approx 800 quid lmao
 
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Tidy Max

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Well i never, nice business idea mind but thats just daft really. No wonder alot people thing they are being ripped off when they get a proper quote!

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1shortcircuit

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Well i never, nice business idea mind but thats just daft really. No wonder alot people thing they are being ripped off when they get a proper quote!

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I couldn't agree more, some of the competitors quotes are ridiculous. I still compete with these numpties on occasions but I never entertain their quotes. Instead I choose to sell myself and services and work WITH the client.

It's a diary filler at the end of the day, if I know I have a few blanks then I'll see if there are any jobs worth entertaining. Also, I only request notification of jobs within a 5 mile radius and by doing so I know that I am still building a LOCAL client base. This is important to me because I only out by myself in September of last year.

I receive quite a few call from clients friends and families which has been more rewarding.

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Plonker 3

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Just recieved this one, guess what thebudget is
Looking to rent the house out but need a certificate for electrics
Quote for a fan in bathroom
Quote for replacing a shower
Must be qualified electricians and need to see qualifications
 
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Plonker 3

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Not quite, under £250.00 Do these people not realize the EICR alone could cost that?

Makes me fume thinking there will be someone out there willing to do it for that budget though. Only joined due to a down turn in work, wish I had saved my tenner and spent in on something more useful like heroine :74:
 
Some muppet will do it that's the really sad thing mate, whether or not his/her quals will be legitimate is another matter
 
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Plonker 3

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I know, but then I realize that is why it has gone quiet for me recently :(
 
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1shortcircuit

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Installing new Mira Sport shower 10.8KW, to replace the old 9 KW Mira Sport one that doesn't function properly anylonger. It is quite a straightforward job but needs a bigger wire to work.
TWO dime bars have purchased this lead!!!!

I say suck on my white chocolate salty balls lol Absolutely ridiculous when they list such work for approx budget of £100!!!!!!!

Day dreamers some of them I tell ya :75:
 

Amp David

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Job type:
Electrical Inspecting / Testing
Location:M187AZ
Approx Budget:Under £100
Price:£5.00 + VAT
Description:I'm looking for a landlord's electricity safety test. No jokers with price please.


I reckon the customer is the only joker on this one. Who ever buys it is the clown!
 

Amp David

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Job type:Electrical Inspecting / Testing
Location:S711PW
Approx Budget:Under £100
Price:£4.00 + VAT
Description:We need a rewire of the ring main with the sockets on in a small terrace house with attic conversion in Barnsley. Please could I have quotes with and without materials as I have a friend in the trade who may be able to purchase them cheaper. The house has just been fitted with an earth rod for a tt system and we have just fitted a new rcd fuse board but there seems to be a ( or some ) neutral fault ( s) somewhere. Please send quotes via email. Thank you in advance for your swift reply.
P.s I put in the lowest budget available I understand it will be more than this but I would like an unbiased quote
 

telectrix

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pay cheap, pay twice.
 

Amp David

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It was probably their friend in the trade whos done a new CU and when the RCD won't hold they've told him to go back to the trade counter he works at
 
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oldtimer

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May be its a sign of the times the public are hacked off with the banks not dealing with them fairly plus Rated People in my view is an outdated business model what I call Loads of Money Middle Man business that is squeezing from both sides plus as one customer said they are a glorified yellow pages. Thing is me thinks they may go bust by Christmas as their advertising is being ramped up which to me is a sign of a business in trouble. I think Service Magic are in the same class and as I have said I just will not deal with them as I mention to my customers its hard enough to keep your costs down without paying them for jobs you may or may not get
 
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1shortcircuit

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  1. 09 August 2012
    • 20:38 09-08-2012 Be the first to buy this job.
    • Lead Price£55
    • BudgetOver £30,000
    • LocationBristol
    • Distance4.1 miles
    • Lighting & Power - Internal
    • Two pendant lights in seperate rooms need connecting to mains. One of the fittings needs wire length reduced prior to connection. Cooker switch/socket needs fitting and connecting to mains in kitchen.
Ummm, let me think about this one.................... How about NO!!!!

Retards some of them!!!

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