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    Driveway Cleaning & Gypsys/Travellers...UPDATE: they came back AGAIN!

    Some kid knocked on my door and says will power wash drive and de weed it for £150. last time we had a quote it was 500quid including putting the sand back in between the bricks and sealing it.

    we are selling so would be nice to have a cleaner drive. the kid and his dad are gonna use a high powered jet washy thing and deweed it with weed killer as well

    i got him down to £130....has anyone used travellers to do work for them....do they do a good job or do they scare u into paying regardless of what kinda job they are doing!!??



    Brb inviting Matt allwright and channel 4 round to MBs house for my big fat gypo driveway wedding
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    Run, run fast.

    do not do it, you can buy a powerjet spray machine for that

    this is not aimed at gypsys/travellers in particular,but a simple rules is...NEVER give work to someone who knocks on your door,no matter who they are. GOOD tradesmen of any sort do not need to tout door to door for business-word of mouth keeps them fully employed.

    lol. you'll come home to find it's been tarmaced over and they'll be pounding on your door looking for a grand. Stay clear.

    Original Poster

    Crap! i said yes already...... hmm he aint here yet but i can say my hubby said no!!

    Original Poster

    But its a good deal!

    Engage brain

    theres a catch somewhere. i wouldn't if i were you!

    numptyj

    lol. you'll come home to find it's been tarmaced over and they'll be … lol. you'll come home to find it's been tarmaced over and they'll be pounding on your door looking for a grand. Stay clear.




    This ^^

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    My Nigerian friend would like your email address.

    Original Poster

    internetshoppa

    theres a catch somewhere. i wouldn't if i were you!




    that they dont pay tax!! im so crap i get myself into these situations but dunno how to say no. the kid is like 11 but he scares me!! tried ringing his mobile to say no but he not picking up

    magicbeans

    But its a good deal!



    Don't do it. Have a read of this, although written towards an American public, the same principles apply.
    seniormag.com/leg…htm

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    Inb4 the "I just got ripped off thread".

    Unfortunately saying no now will probably result in your car being keyed and house / shed being broken into.

    As the saying goes, this will not end well.

    magicbeans

    that they dont pay tax!! im so crap i get myself into these situations … that they dont pay tax!! im so crap i get myself into these situations but dunno how to say no. the kid is like 11 but he scares me!! tried ringing his mobile to say no but he not picking up




    Catch is you give them a reason to be on your property so when they are emptying you house and garage when you are out and the police see them they will say that are washing your drive with your permission!

    Gypsys come round our way once a year doing this.They also offer to powerwash your roof ,clean your guttering and powerwash your front and back down after for I think it was about £300.Some of our neighbours had it done.I have to say they do a good job.The roofs look like new!

    whatsThePoint

    Best thing to clear weeds from a drive is tortoises and it just so … Best thing to clear weeds from a drive is tortoises and it just so happens i have 12 new ones in training so i can do you a good price



    looool

    get that guy and his gay lover to sort it out MB

    Original Poster

    well i rang the dad.....and i couldnt quite understand him but he said he was outside
    so i wnt outside but he wasnt there
    saw postman......he told me hed do it for £100! lolz....nutter!!
    ran inside scared i got gypsy people on my back!
    have parked car back on drive
    am cacking it

    how big is the drive anyway? surely you could have done it or at least got hubby to do it

    They're always up our road asking to cut the trees or wanting scrap metal. We just don't answer the door to them! I think they're also the main culprits of thefts too.

    magicbeans

    well i rang the dad.....and i couldnt quite understand him but he said he … well i rang the dad.....and i couldnt quite understand him but he said he was outsideso i wnt outside but he wasnt theresaw postman......he told me hed do it for £100! lolz....nutter!!ran inside scared i got gypsy people on my back!have parked car back on driveam cacking it



    get big rick round to sort em out

    :D:D

    Original Poster

    barky

    get big rick round to sort em out


    in times like this....big rick is required! still waiting they havent come back...im dreading it cos i think they will

    a. come and start and make me pay
    b. kick off about wasting their time
    c. do it when i go do the school run

    and numpty the hubster is a bit crap with these things! took him a few days to jet wash our teeny tiny patio area!

    I think a, b and c there...

    Original Poster

    massmail666

    have you seen "drag me to hell"?


    dont like scary movies....ever since i saw the Ring.... i couldnt sleep for days!!

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    I think a, b and c there...


    i text them both ( have their flyer). i wana go have a shower whilst the lil un is asleep but im worried that they might start whilst im gone....what to do?!

    take before pictures of your driveway now.............

    magicbeans

    i text them both ( have their flyer). i wana go have a shower whilst the … i text them both ( have their flyer). i wana go have a shower whilst the lil un is asleep but im worried that they might start whilst im gone....what to do?!




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    Guys who come to the door are hoping to talk to someone without male gonads.

    They can appear charming or threatening.

    Best to say that you've had a change of heart and you don't want the work done.

    If you've already sent a text to that effect and they do it anyway, don't pay. What are they going to do? Put the weeds back?

    I wouldn't worry too much, it'll probably be worth the £130 (although you could have done it yourself much cheaper). Not everyone who knocks on your door is a thieving scammer, I've had door knockers do a couple of jobs for me, very cheap and good work. They need the work, you need the job doing, why not?
    Edited by: "greg_68" 9th May 2011

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    Knock Knock.....

    Too late.

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    http://images.askmen.com/entertainment/movie/1258045631_the-shining_1.jpg

    Don't deal at the door.

    Banned

    Is there a tortoise head to be seen? X)

    Hello Dave.......

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    I really cant believe that the Op is even considering using some dubious people to clean your drive..

    I will say this just the once DONT USE THEM IT WILL END UP IN TEARS..... YOURS

    if you really want your drive cleaning you can borrow my powerwasher for free

    Banned

    I think OP is looking for an opportunity to get on Rogue Traders.

    Original Poster

    well they havent returned.

    did get a text but was my gardener.....he'll be around later for 2 hrs so that be quite good he can keep an eye out esp if i have to go and do school run.

    thanks o ye ppl of hukd!
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