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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,13:02 QUOTE

got a mate ,who knows everything about everything,you know the sort ,nice bloke but if you have a porsche he has a maserati etc etc
asked for a price for his patio
anyway gave it to him 2 years ago 4 grand
"I thought we were mates " he cried
"that is mates rates" I told him
"I thought about  2 grand" he said

anyway convinced that all and sundry were out to rip him off he  engaged a hod carrier to do the work and bought the gear himself

you know whats coming dont you? :-)

ended up costing him 5 grand ,and saw him last night and he said that its not a bad job ,just that some of the flags move when you walk on them! water runs into the airbricks etc etc

have to say it made me smile

LLL :)


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,13:24 QUOTE

You did your best. You'll tell that story next time someone gives you the look after you give them your price.
Chances are they'll make the same mistake.


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,14:27 QUOTE

Get's on my T**s when mates ask for mates rates... Never again will I do it. What I currently charge provides me a good income but not without hard hard work and a fair share of mild suffering. They pay what everyone else pays and that's that... unless I owe them..
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,15:10 QUOTE

I don't charge mates the same as Joe public. I did a mates drive for nothing on the labour, got his blocks cheap and he got the rest.
He's a mechanic.
I've got 2 cars and a truck :)


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Posted: 02 Oct. 2016,20:58 QUOTE

Don't have no mates simple!
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Posted: 02 Oct. 2016,21:18 QUOTE

Quote (jwill @ 02 Oct. 2016,19:58)
Don't have no mates simple!

The use of the double negative means you have mates Wilfy  :;):    :)
I don't have any mates either except my wife and family
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Posted: 03 Oct. 2016,22:43 QUOTE

I reckon I have around 5 people I would call friends, "mates" especially the ones that only ring up on the ponce are 2 a penny :-)
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Posted: 08 Oct. 2016,15:59 QUOTE

Grumpy old gits lol

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Posted: 08 Oct. 2016,18:19 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 01 Oct. 2016,12:02)
got a mate ,who knows everything about everything,you know the sort ,nice bloke but if you have a porsche he has a maserati etc etc
asked for a price for his patio
anyway gave it to him 2 years ago 4 grand
"I thought we were mates " he cried
"that is mates rates" I told him
"I thought about  2 grand" he said

anyway convinced that all and sundry were out to rip him off he  engaged a hod carrier to do the work and bought the gear himself

you know whats coming dont you? :-)

ended up costing him 5 grand ,and saw him last night and he said that its not a bad job ,just that some of the flags move when you walk on them! water runs into the airbricks etc etc

have to say it made me smile

LLL :)

Let me get my sympathy meter out..........

oh.. it must be broken.. its reading zero... :p


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