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Old 06-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Don't ya love guys like this?

Rate now offering a painting special starting at $75 a room. Everything we do is hand rolled. Price is for labor only paint must be supplied.

$75 a room...

One coat of primer
Walls ceiling and trim all the same color

$100 a room...

One coat of primer
Wall and trim same color, white ceilings

$150 a room...

One coat of primer
Walls trim and ceiling colors of your choice
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Looks cool.

Maybe I should try that.

But i'm going to say must supply paint and gas for my truck.
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Looks cool.

Maybe I should try that.

But i'm going to say must supply paint and gas for my truck.
What about the case of beer? I see no mention of that?
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The hand rolled trim must look pretty dazzling.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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He forgot to mention that he needs a $5 deposit for a rock prior to starting.
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i'd like to know what other kind of rolling there is
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and gas for my truck.

You forgot about 20 other things. LOL
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I feel bad for the guy.
I feel bad for the person who may respond too.
It's kinda sad really.
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Maybe this is just marketing. Maybe everything is extra, including the cutting in.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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I feel bad for the guy.
I feel bad for the person who may respond too.
It's kinda sad really.
You should feel bad for the painters he is stealing work from.

Here is a link: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/sks/3044544838.html
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You could do this and then have small print say something like: all misc material/overhead expenses not included, any prep will be additional, any additional coats not included, must keep a company sign in yard indefinitely and if damaged the customer will be responsible for replacement costs...
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You should feel bad for the painters he is stealing work from.

Here is a link: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/sks/3044544838.html
If he's stealing work from you, it might be time to rethink your business model and target market......just a thought.
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I hate gimmicks... I cannot stand shysters with this business model. (If you can call it business model)

And more stupid is the people that buy or uses this services...
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If he's stealing work from you, it might be time to rethink your business model and target market......just a thought.
Was about to post something like that. I seriously doubt I have lost a client on craigslist.
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Primer makes everything better...
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If he's stealing work from you, it might be time to rethink your business model and target market......just a thought.
No, cock-roaches like him steal work from us all. And it makes the painting industry look like cheap labor.
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Is "hand-rolled" a good thing?
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Is "hand-rolled" a good thing?
Its better than "foot-rolled"!
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No, cock-roaches like him steal work from us all. And it makes the painting industry look like cheap labor.
Do you know the guy though?
He could be dishonestly running a bait and switch.
He could be incompetent.
I can't tell from the add.
The prime coat thing-Is that a gimmic or is it incompetence? Were I to meet him I'd know right away, but from the add..... Can't tell.
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Do you know the guy though?
He could be dishonestly running a bait and switch.
He could be incompetent.
I can't tell from the add.
The prime coat thing-Is that a gimmic or is it incompetence? Were I to meet him I'd know right away, but from the add..... Can't tell.
No, I don't have any idea who he is. He says he primes but doesn't say that he applies a finish coat. Maybe he writes vague contracts.

His typing skills seem good, so he must have half a brain!
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Sounds like a switch and bait. He didn't anything about prep.

$75.00 to prime and paint. The prep will be extra.
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