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Topic: Price
Posted By: Carpetologist
Subject: Price
Date Posted: 02/October/2006 at 6:45pm
If you do PRICE ADVERTISING you will automatically attract PRICE SHOPPERS.
 
So, be prepared not to complain when they want it even less expensive than the advertised price.
 
Know who you are dealing with.
 



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Posted By: jtuseo
Date Posted: 02/October/2006 at 7:19pm
You are correct never ever put price in your ads!

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Posted By: dennis_is_ok
Date Posted: 03/October/2006 at 7:29pm
even if your price is the highest in town?


Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 03/October/2006 at 7:37pm
I don't know how that would work

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Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 03/October/2006 at 7:41pm
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Posted By: dennis_is_ok
Date Posted: 03/October/2006 at 7:58pm
give him a break, he  went to a seminar in Vegas :)


Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 03/October/2006 at 8:24pm

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Posted By: thermedix
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 11:36am
whatever works for you, if you want to be the lowest price, and rely on upselling, it`s probably a good idea to advertise it. I guess the theory of  ........Sears, Zellers, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Target, The Bay, Home Depot, Loblaws, Gas Stations, Beer Posters, is to attract cust. with the low prices then screw them on the other stuff , I should fire my technicians and hire salesmen, hmmmm thats crazy enough to work.
good luck


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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 2:39pm
Most times is there is no price... you probally can't afford it.
 
People want to know your price...so they don't take one up the ass after they call you


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Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 6:43pm
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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 8:03pm
OK NR, spare us the marketing course. Tell us how to do itBig smile


Posted By: dennis_is_ok
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 9:20pm
NR
should Ted put all the ninja prices on his web site?


Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 11:14pm
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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 04/October/2006 at 11:25pm
Originally posted by nightrider nightrider wrote:

Ted should give a price to the 3 best selling Ninja models with a disclaimer of possible price change due to the  dollar fluctuations & shipping rates, but with a 30 day window of guarantee........naturally there are products that only a base model can have a sticker price and prices for the bells & whistles ( Options ) 
 
DON'T TRY TO CATCH ME WITH A LOADED QUESTION Uh, uh, uh LOL
 
                                       NIGHTRIDER
It wouldn't work for Ted...if HE puts up the price...then we have no reason to go to his store...
 
Ted wants you to come in and find out what the price is...and hope that something will catch your eye


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Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 1:49am

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Posted By: Carpetologist
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 1:03pm
The Carpetologist would never want to be known as the CHEAPEST guy in Town and never will be and nor should you.
 
It costs money to offer quality and back it up with service.  The cheap guy simply has to leave something out and always does.
 
Our industry lives for today, seldom will a carpet cleaner purchase because its an exceptional deal.  He will pay what he has today the day he needs the unit and that little bit of information comes with experience.
 
Remember guys I am in the same business as you are Trying to make a dollar.
 


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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 5:21pm

Ted there are a lot of times you are the cheapest in town...lol  just to far for me



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Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 6:04pm

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Posted By: Ninja-wand
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 6:32pm
You so Crazy!

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 6:44pm
so what ...should we start cleaning rooms for $5.95???

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Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 8:31pm
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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by MR. STEAMER MR. STEAMER wrote:

so what ...should we start cleaning rooms for $5.95???
 
No Steamer. You can raise yours to $5.99/room. You will be a millionaire in no timeLOL


Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 05/October/2006 at 11:32pm
I have ALWAYS included my prices in all my ads. And ALWAYS will.........


Posted By: billy196628
Date Posted: 28/December/2006 at 5:22pm
well we charge 15 dollers a room and we still get under bid on jobs .
I guess thats what you get in a town that has a high poverty level they say we have 35 or more new cleaning biz every year most go bust in less than three mo


Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 28/December/2006 at 5:50pm
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Posted By: billy196628
Date Posted: 28/December/2006 at 6:19pm
ok that would mean I would need a place to store all of this repar and mantain all portables extra forms not just for me but the cotract for them it also poses a lot of legal problems trust me here in fresno ca you would get a lot of that I mean brake it not pay for it


Posted By: nightrider
Date Posted: 28/December/2006 at 7:22pm
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Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 29/December/2006 at 2:07pm
Copy a Million Dollar Company >> Rug-doctor


Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 29/December/2006 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by John L John L wrote:

Copy a Million Dollar Company >> Turboteck Industries

     

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 14/March/2007 at 4:03pm
Hi guys just wondering how anyone else out there handles the price swings. My main competitors are the bay, sears, and crystal carpet clean. Being new to the business I keep an eye on the pricing of these guys and keep my prices about $10.00 per job less until I get established. I spent an evening printing out a few thousand flyers with a whole house cleaning package for $99.00(5 rooms, hall stairs). This was slightly less than the other guys until the bay offered the same package for $75.00 or $15.00 per room. The question is do I chuck this advert or just stick to my price and deliver them or do you guys let your prices flip flop with your competitors. will be watching for any replies thanks.

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 14/March/2007 at 4:55pm
What you need to do is sit down and figure out your expenses (cost of doing business) and try and figure out what you need an hour or a sq. ft. to make a decent profit. Secondly you want to distance yourself from those type of companies you can never undercut them. I still call them bait & switch but others say not. another thing they are high volume companies where as you are trying to find your nitch?

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 14/March/2007 at 8:37pm
Thanks doug for the quick response, but I think I can under cut them if I didn't mind working for nothing. all my equip is paid for, I work out of my home and my wife has a well paying government job. Any money I make is our gravy. I just don't want to work for free. Thanks again I think I'll just wait a couple of days and deliver my flyers as they are by that time 90% of the newspapers with there add will be in the recycle bin and long forgotten. thanks again

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 14/March/2007 at 10:18pm
Why not stay home if you're going to work for nothing?

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:16pm
I tried that. Got tired of Judge Judy reruns??

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:20pm
I work for nothing everyday it's quiet rewarding

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:27pm
Wow. How do you pay your bills? Right....I forgot.....your wife works

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:35pm
nope she doesn't

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:35pm
no body works...and look I'm home at 1:35

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:49pm
Maybe you should go to the EI office

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 1:56pm
I started this business to make money and spend my winters in a warm spot so I don't think I'll work for nothing.see ya!

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 2:09pm
I got news for you Cmaster. The reason I'm starting this business is because my employer got bought out by an American company and closed our plant in milton. I worked for Eatons home cleaning many years ago so I went back to my life experiance to find the right business. At 50years old I didn't want any more bosses. Anyways as you said go to E.I. I'm already collecting E.I at the tune of $1700.00 / month free free money! This is why it is taking me so long to launch my business in a big way. I have been sticking to word of mouth and under the table stuff. E.I is great but it's coming to an end.

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by watchman watchman wrote:

I got news for you Cmaster. The reason I'm starting this business is because my employer got bought out by an American company and closed our plant in milton. I worked for Eatons home cleaning many years ago so I went back to my life experiance to find the right business. At 50years old I didn't want any more bosses. Anyways as you said go to E.I. I'm already collecting E.I at the tune of $1700.00 / month free free money! This is why it is taking me so long to launch my business in a big way. I have been sticking to word of mouth and under the table stuff. E.I is great but it's coming to an end.


I hear you, but the EI post was for Steamer
     

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 2:32pm
sorry!

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 3:18pm
Isn't steamer on some sort of dissability??

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 4:45pm
nope...steamer is going broke...LOL
 
but we all know its slow this time of the year...but still I get stressed.
 
I'm geared up with nothing to clean....
 
now here comes a 50 yr old...thats going to work for gravey....
 
you know what that means 5 rooms hall and flt for 49,95
 
 
TOOOOOO many just working for gravey cleaners here in the GTA...
 
why start cleaning at 50???


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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 5:29pm
Why not retire at 50?

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 7:18pm
Idid at 50 unfortunately I had to start back at 51???

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 8:56pm
I don't think I would ever start CC'in at 50

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 11:07pm
There are a lot of easier jobs you could do at 50. Security guard comes to mind

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 11:07pm
50 is great. ride my mountain bike all summer long, work out at the fitness centre 3 days a week and people tell me I look years younger than my age. about ten years ago was in the mall with my daughter and an ex work mate of mine saw us there and he thought my daughter was my wife. I bet ted didn't figure I was that old/young. I'm too young to retire maybe someday I'll challenge any of you to a race because I never tire. p.s I just became a grandfather in january. I guess though if your old and rickity maybe you should pack it in. good genes signing off.

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 11:23pm
If you feel up to it, go for it. Sounds like you have quite a few good years left

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 15/March/2007 at 11:53pm
either that.....or your daughter looks old.....
 
I would worry if I where her...LOL


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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 12:02am
I wonder if someone would be so kind as to post step by step how to upload pictures on this site it doesn't seem like the cut and paste thing won't work. thanks

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 12:29am
Go to photobucket.com or tinypic.com. Upload your photos there and use the image code to post them here. Like this.....



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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 1:11am
yeah like that...keep the ro water off the keyboard

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 1:23am
That's for drinking

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Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 1:41am
or Go to Imageshack.com  click browse choose your pic and click open then click Host it.. Highlight the top URL ,copy then paste here >>
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Posted By: John L
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 1:48am
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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:12am


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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:19am



















Do I look like I'm ready for retirement. lots of gas left in this old body. thanks for the instructions on posting pictures guys. sorry for the size Imust have clicked on something. I'm computor literate but no expert.





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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:53am
Nope. You look like you could push a wand for a few more years

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 2:16pm
That's not what John Walsh says??

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 2:43pm
What does he say?

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 2:50pm
armed and brainless to want to clean carpets at 50?????????

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 2:54pm
Everybody's gotta try it

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 3:05pm
I guess you guys are all worn out. The truth is I don't find carpet or upholstery cleaning hard work. Did my roof last summer thats hard work. I also use my rotovac power wand most of the time and I have the Mytee 1003HV with the duel 3 stage vacs which stays on my van and I run it with a 6500 watt generator. have run 100' of hose with no problems. Also purchased a smaller unit off Ted to be used for high rise apartments. For me I hope this is only a 10-11 month business. I think I'll spend next january in murtle beach. hate the cold. see ya

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Posted By: Hammy
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 3:14pm
Give it a few years!      

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 3:21pm
More like a 9 month business if you're lucky

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 3:22pm
Even better

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 3:52pm
Not if you have 12 months of bills to pay

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Posted By: Hammy
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 5:25pm
That's why you have a piggy bank!      

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 5:52pm
he looks 50 with a few Jack Daniels under the belt, and a few Johnny walkers behind the ears...

face is all pinky red...not from sun but from ALCOHOL

great another alcoholic cleaner getting into the business.....LOL

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 6:44pm
I don't drink very often but those mexicans sure make a good tequilla

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 6:55pm
good luck man!

we'll see how long you last....

the customer putting all the furniture in the middle of the room...sure makes guys quite fast

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 7:12pm
havn't had that problem yet. I only move furniture that can be reasonably moved by one person otherwise I go around it. no heavy lifting for this guy. I've done about a dozen properties since the fall and everyone of them moved the furniture before I arrived except the couch. maybe folks in hamilton are more reasonable in what they expect. Maybe it's my charm. I smile alot



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Posted By: Hammy
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 7:22pm
Honeymoon period!      

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 7:41pm
I may have been out of the business for quite a few years but I truly don't remember this as being gruling work. I would have stayed with it if the money was better. I still remember the several hundreds of dollars I would hand over to Eatons at the end of the day. I made more in tips per day than my paycheck.

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Posted By: pilediver
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 8:56pm
Watchman every on is just chucking sh*t at you. Good luck. I'm 54 going on 34. It isn't as hard a job as alot of other jobs but I wouldn't call it easy. I think the guys that take care of themselves have an easier time at it. Me, I need to take off a few cheeseburgers and I would be more comfortable.   When I started my company about 16 months ago my sholders hurt but now they are fine. If you want a good gig head toward tile and grout cleaning.

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 9:03pm
I thought you were 84 PD

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Posted By: pilediver
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 9:37pm
Sometimes but I don't feel my age most of the time.

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Posted By: Hammy
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 9:42pm
It wasn't muscle fatigue for me rather the repitition and I didn't clean everyday!

Shoulder and elbow!

I have always been very fit and played sports

I guess everybody is different     

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 10:09pm
CCing doesn't seem to bother me much, even though I have constant back pain

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Posted By: pilediver
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 10:12pm
I bet it helps the back by stretching and fatiquing muscles. I found leg stretches helped before my operation.

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 10:32pm
actually working can give you a good work out....

in the summer I can loose 5 to 7 pounds a day.....it takes a good steak dinner and a few coors light to put it back on...LOL..

This job opens your eyes to how people live....The quick cash if you work for yourself is great.

I did 3 crappy jobs today...2 for 70 bucks and 1 for a hundred...

but I was home by 12....3 hours work....cash money

man do I love my job

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 10:34pm
You can't make a Whoretex payment on that kind of money

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 10:54pm
It's all money in the bank.It's a good bank. The sealy bank of Canada withdrawl anytime day or night no bank fees, interest free loans. all I need is 2 or three $100.00 jobs per day to satisfy me. Out the door at 8:00 am back home by 1:00 in the aternoon. I call that semi- retirement.

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Posted By: pilediver
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:00pm
Good on you!

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Posted By: watchman
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:09pm
pilediver your right it is a work out, I develope a real good sweat reminds me of being in the sauna, I love to sweat and my wife likes it when I work up a sweat.

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:51pm
run...

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 16/March/2007 at 11:57pm
He can't, he's too tired from pushing the wand

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:00am
lifting the porty in and out will do that too yeah

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:02am
That too

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:07am
I rather just stay home

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:09am
Me too, but I have a tm

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:10am
I have 2 tm's and a porty and a bonnet and a cimex..

man.... I should be making money hand over fist

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:13am
3 tm's, a demon, a porty, 3 rotaries, 2 rx 20's and a rotovac. That's a lot of money in equipment

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:16am
you would think...try selling it...LOL

btw cleangold is working great... no problems....

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:18am
Mine too. That's cuz it's winter and biz is slower. They only break when you're busy

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Posted By: MR. STEAMER
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:20am
ahhhhhh....

This is the second year my prochem got a rest....

I got to look after her

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Posted By: cmaster
Date Posted: 17/March/2007 at 12:22am
I'm gonna do some pimping this year. Kunkle's and max vac 2.5" set ups on my 2 newer units

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