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phjonesNewideas

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:37 pm Reply with quote

Is it worth researching into the idea of an independent company doing technical phone/internet enquiries for all plumbing,oil,gas,boilers,water issues.
0845 phone number and advertising would cover the basic annual costs.
Maybe training,inspections and 4 mobile engineers to cover and talk with clients.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:39 pm Reply with quote

Unlikely.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:45 pm Reply with quote

if you pay me 70,000 pa i'll jump on it and make it work!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:46 pm Reply with quote

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Is it worth researching into the idea of an independent company doing technical phone/internet enquiries for all plumbing,oil,gas,boilers,water.
0845 phone number and advertising would cover the basic annual costs.


It's been done already. You're using it right now. icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif
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phjonesNewideas

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:50 pm Reply with quote

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:45 pm Post Subject:
if you pay me 70,000 pa i'll jump on it and make it work!!

AS a self employed person,that is what we can offer BUT you need to know everything.[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:25 pm Reply with quote

Do you realise how much an 0845 number gives you?

It would need to be an 0946 or similar number !

And who do you imagine will call it at that cost of say 50p/min.
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phjonesNewideas

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:30 pm Reply with quote

costs me nothing.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:49 pm Reply with quote

phjonesNewideas wrote:
Is it worth researching into the idea of an independent company doing technical phone/internet enquiries for all plumbing,oil,gas,boilers,water issues.
0845 phone number and advertising would cover the basic annual costs.
Maybe training,inspections and 4 mobile engineers to cover and talk with clients.



most SE rgi's / plumbers are already doing that icon_smile.gif

For free as well !!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:30 am Reply with quote

I always thought April fools was the first of April.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:52 am Reply with quote

phjonesNewideas wrote:
Is it worth researching into the idea of an independent company doing technical phone/internet enquiries for all plumbing,oil,gas,boilers,water issues.
0845 phone number and advertising would cover the basic annual costs.
Maybe training,inspections and 4 mobile engineers to cover and talk with clients.


What, you mean like engineers, that you can consult?
A great idea. You could call them Consultant Engineers.
Oh, hang on.....

http://www.acenet.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:12 am Reply with quote

Tried it a few years ago, was a waste of time. I did a website with a haynes manual type of pictorial instruction to see if there was an interest, hoping to cover costs by affiliate marketing. It may work on a site with heavy exsisting traffic like this but you're market is so limited, most with an interest in doing the job themselves will already have a good idea on how it's done.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 am Reply with quote

are ph jones that short of work that having to come on here brainstorming for ideas to increase profit stick to giving bad advice over flue termination
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:31 am Reply with quote

One of my customers had a 45 book on repairing combis.

But it had not helped him to repair his boiler.

The problem is that general experience of hydraulics, electronics and combustion are all needed to effectively repair boilers.

Tony
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:42 am Reply with quote

Agile wrote:
One of my customers had a 45 book on repairing combis.

But it had not helped him to repair his boiler.

The problem is that general experience of hydraulics, electronics and combustion are all needed to effectively repair boilers.

Tony


when ppl say i should have listened to good advice this above id very good advice tony is very knowledgable so remember the cheap fix never is always comes back to haunt you down the line

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:06 pm Reply with quote

peekay53 wrote:
are ph jones that short of work
Probably.
I know of one fairly substantial contract they've just lost and quite frankly, surprised I am not.
Having experience of the RFI of their allegedly RGIs I'm surprised they still have Gas Safe registration.
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