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Rogue Traders

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On 31 Aug 2017 at 1:22pm Not happy wrote:
Anyone know the name and phone number of that painter decorator bloke who rides a bike about town .
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On 31 Aug 2017 at 1:37pm Brush Strokes wrote:
What's your problem?
Cheers,
Jacko
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On 31 Aug 2017 at 4:15pm Oh Really wrote:
So you Employed him to do a job for you and you don't have his number?
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On 31 Aug 2017 at 4:50pm NOT HAPPY wrote:
Hes changed his number !
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On 31 Aug 2017 at 8:53pm Arthur Daley wrote:
Has he changed his name as well?
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On 31 Aug 2017 at 11:31pm ex plumber wrote:
I gave up plumbing recently because too many customers were asking me to do a job at reduced price. They were then expecting me to do the job they had seen at their friends house, but expecting me to do it for the price they got for some dumb plumber on a unicycle.
Maybe you are a good customer paying a painter 120 - 170 a day or maybe you just wanted it done cheap. So you hired someone without public liability, no pension, van insurance and expected a perfect job.
Maybe you are not happy because you have realised that you are the fool, and that is a hard pill to swallow. Especially now, as a good painter will take 4 times the amount of time to put it right. Also, you will have to pay him properly. So you will pay 2.5 times the original estimate!
He probably is not a rogue trader, I expect it is a case of rogue customer.
How much did you pay your painter on a bike per day?

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On 1 Sep 2017 at 9:52am NOT HAPPY wrote:
120 ive not use his name as i want his number to give him a chance to put things right . i had see him all over town working so was thinking he must be good.
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On 1 Sep 2017 at 10:39am Old adage wrote:
He's certainly cheap. That's probably why you've seen him all over the place. Sounds like you got what you paid for.
Buy cheap, buy twice
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On 1 Sep 2017 at 11:46am @Old adage wrote:
@Old adage 120 a day for a painter is not cheap, it's the going rate (especially when the bloke turns up on a bike and has limited tools of the trade).
@Ex plumber, yes he is he paid this figure you're talking about - so therefore he is a "good customer" and the bloke on a bike is a rogue trader then?


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