my invisible text
Categories
  • TIMELINE

Am I charging enough!!!

<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 2521

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:58 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 7:18 pm

Am I charging enough!!!

Hi all,

Put some stripes on a guys motorhome this week and this is all I got for the the job. :D

Really think I should've got a drum kit too. :lol1:

Neil

PS have any of you ever been paid with anything unusual, please keep it clean we don't want to upset Rob!!!

:D
Attachments
neil 022.jpg
neil 024.jpg
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 9788

Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:58 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 7:31 pm

apart from when a company goes into liquidation? a PC was a payment once.

Sounds like you did okay with that.. if your not a musician, look up on ebay for guidance.
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 2521

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:58 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 8:12 pm

I dabble with the guitar, not very good though, took the bass and amp for my son, who, after having guitar lessons now wants to try the bass. He's 15 and into heavy stuff. Oh no.

Cheers Neil

(-music)
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 4643

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:10 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 9:26 pm

Havent really had any strange or different from norm payments yet .... not sure what I would do if anyone offered themselves or their body for payment ..... apart from saying no obviously :o :lol1: We have done two contra deals ... one for a radio advertisement and the other for computers, never a guitar or drum kit yet .... well not yet anyway!

:D
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 10440

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:36 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 10:01 pm

i do it all the time.. :P

i letter a local builders vans, for him in return to service my vans,(he has a full time mechanic available) :P also a local painter, put side lines on his van for him, to paint the wood on my house, and another guy, who is an electrician, i fix his pc!! :D fab... :P (there is more, but cannot remember them all...it's a wonder i make any money eh!!) :wink:

Nik
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 4643

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:10 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 10:05 pm

Crikey Nik, do you ever get paid in cash :wink: :lol1:

I do have a few lined up .... :lol1: I suppose to date we havent really needed any of the work that they have on offer .... however, with the move to another house coming up soon Im sure that will be changing.

:D
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 10440

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:36 pm





Post Sat May 21, 2005 10:16 pm

yes carrie, not cash though... :wink:

they ask me for the barter exchange....so i just fit it in outwith the working hours!! :D fab saves me a wee fortune :P i think it's more of being out in the country, they are all tight............. :wink:

good luck with the new pad carrie!! :P


nik
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 8054

Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:22 am





Post Sun May 22, 2005 12:05 am

As long as you feel satisfied with the deal, it's all that matters.
I have traded signs for: ice cream, candy, new carpeting, a chimney liner, garage space for lettering a big truck, mechanical work, and even haircuts.
Love....Jill
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 3889

Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:44 pm





Post Sun May 22, 2005 12:12 am

I'm still owed 3 pizzas for putting some new tubes in a lightbox.

I have a customer who owns a...ahem...massage parlour. Be interesting to see what a small door sign is worth. :o
<<

User avatar

*****
*****

Posts: 27285

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 1:00 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Sun May 22, 2005 12:41 am

big G wrote:I'm still owed 3 pizzas for putting some new tubes in a lightbox.

I have a customer who owns a...ahem...massage parlour. Be interesting to see what a small door sign is worth. :o



these customers are alwasy a pain mate... im down south shortly... how about i take this huge burden of your little shoulders? :wink:
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 11424

Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:22 pm





Post Sun May 22, 2005 10:20 am

I signed a couple of trucks for an insulation company, and they insulated my parents roof cavity, I have swapped signs by having my office security alarmed, rust removed from my old work van and repainted in a new colour, my car being serviced, a day out for my family at a fun park, my new van being totally fitted out by a trimmer, suspension work done, plastering, plumbing, .......


I guess you have worked out I do a bit of that. In truth tho, I usually make the offer to businesses that need new signs but have not got the money. You'll find just about any business will take a contra if you make the offer. Just got to watch the tax man thats all. :evil:

Qantas here are a big contra company. I have been told that some of the suppliers take money and air tickets for payments. Obviously does not cost qantas that much for the tickets, but the supplier has got to buy tickets anyway, so they may as well fly Qantas.

I am putting a new kitchen in my house this month, and am paying the cabinet maker 75% cash/25% signage. Works well for us both. He needs a new sign for his factory, and I need a new kitchen. :P

Cheers
Shane
<<

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 318

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:10 pm





Post Sun May 22, 2005 10:32 am

For all you VAT registered guys out there Mr Gordon Brown likes his VAT cut on all barter arrangements!! Perhaps he would take a plectrum or a set of strings as his share :lol1:

Talking of which has anyone come across or uses Barter Card - any views?

Chris
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 11424

Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:22 pm





Post Sun May 22, 2005 10:43 am

SAR wrote:For all you VAT registered guys out there Mr Gordon Brown likes his VAT cut on all barter arrangements!! Perhaps he would take a plectrum or a set of strings as his share :lol1:

Talking of which has anyone come across or uses Barter Card - any views?

Chris


Mate been in Bartercard here since 1992. Used to be a great idea, but the system only works well if the cash economy is struggling.

I have advised Bartercard that we will be withdrawing from the system by the end of the year (got to spend my credits 1st).

The biggest problem is that not all companies trade fair. Here in australia a lot of companies double their price which defeats the purpose.

Personally I'd advise you against going into it, because you get caught in having to buy overpriced products, rarely useable in business. It means you end up buying personal purchases (restaurants etc) that you can not claim as a business expense (here in OZ anyway) and it goes on your personal income tax.

In the early days, we could buy a lot of products for the business, but now very rarely anything that I can use.

I cash converted very well until a few years ago, but now it is hard as there is good business in the cash economy, so people are not that keen on barter dollars. I used to buy printing on barter for my clients, pay in trade, and charge in cash.

Hope that makes sense.

Cheers
Shane
<<

User avatar

3 Star Contributor

Posts: 248

Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:00 am





Post Sun May 22, 2005 4:31 pm

ndsigns wrote:I dabble with the guitar, not very good though, took the bass and amp for my son, who, after having guitar lessons now wants to try the bass. He's 15 and into heavy stuff. Oh no.

Cheers Neil

(-music)


My lad's 13 and had a bass guitar for Christmas, doing well really haven't had to reach for the earplugs yet :lol1: and he's hijacked all my Black Sabbath, Hendrix etc cds.
<<

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 318

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:10 pm





Post Mon May 23, 2005 4:17 pm

Thanks Shane

I was kinda wondering the same - its great if you could regularly buy vinyl or something you use a lot of with Barter.

THanks for your advice

Chris
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 84

Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:58 pm





Post Mon May 23, 2005 11:46 pm

I have had some bent bits on my van re-jiged in return for some vinyl cut. Aluminium signs sprayed for emptying a septic tank.
At the moment I am having a wall built at my house in return for business cards and van signage.

Where I live tradesmen are thin on the ground, so helping each other is a good way to get work done quicker or even done at all !!

Last year I was 5 months without a gas fire in our living room because no one would come and connect it. One of the prices you pay for living in more remote areas.

Cheers
Michael
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 1862

Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:43 pm





Post Mon May 23, 2005 11:51 pm

haven't paid for a haircut in 2yrs and got some nice new garden furniture.....
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 512

Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 11:00 am





Post Sat May 28, 2005 5:50 pm

Once got paid 20 rothmans for wrapping a smart car - needless to say that customer was well and truly scrubbed out of the address book!
<<

User avatar

*****
*****

Posts: 27285

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 1:00 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Sat May 28, 2005 6:13 pm

Just noticed this Andrew.

im same mate, havent paid for my hair cuts for 10 years or so now... :o


nothing to do with signs, just refuse to pay the state its in after a cut :lol1: :lol1: :wink:
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 41

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:36 pm





Post Sat May 28, 2005 6:49 pm

we do a lot of work for the local market traders so we've had the works: cheese has to be one of the best though! :D

Rob
<<

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 3923

Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2003 2:16 am





Post Sat May 28, 2005 10:13 pm

Neil: Was this the base price with no strings attached
I know this sounds electrifying but it does strike a cord with me

Like Jill: I had my stairway completed carpeted from top to bottom some years back

Yeah Carpets! You can't beat them

John
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 6244

Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:19 pm





Post Sat May 28, 2005 10:29 pm

Yes we barter a little bit Patio doors Plants for pots and baskets. meat from the butcher all local all kept local we all have to take care of our local communitys other wise we won't have them, I would sooner go down my local high street and they know who I am and also know I'm getting good stuff mostly they only do good stuff not always cheapest, my sister came down to stay for a day or two she was so impressed that the butcher said oh hi Lynn you ok? how's Peter she shops at the big supermarkets and don't know her from adam. keep it local

Lynn :)
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 10440

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:36 pm





Post Sat May 28, 2005 10:41 pm

Lynn wrote:keep it local


nice one lynn........one of the reasons i'm busy too :D and i buy (always) local :wink:


nik
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 11424

Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:22 pm





Post Sat May 28, 2005 11:56 pm

I agree Lynn, I feel that if we want the local community to deal with us, we should deal with the local community.

You may not get the absolute best prices, but you eventually develope associations that money can't buy.

Cheers
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 6244

Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:19 pm





Post Sun May 29, 2005 12:04 am

yes Shane that is what I mean I don't really know what it'slike were you are but I think you have more of a community feeling than any of us do
I do try to "keep it local" it's hard sometimes cause your local shops don't always have what you need but i try my best

Lynn
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 2521

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:58 pm





Post Sun May 29, 2005 11:26 am

I lettered an agricultural firms van a few years ago and as I do work for them on a regular basis I took a petrol lawnmower in exchange.

Ah, that reminds me better get out and mow the lawn now.

Sunday mornings eh!

Have a good bank holiday everyone.

Regards Neil
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 3360

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:29 am





Post Sun May 29, 2005 7:30 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:im same mate, havent paid for my hair cuts for 10 years or so now... :o

nothing to do with signs, just refuse to pay the state its in after a cut :lol1: :lol1: :wink:


Its shows mate, you really should start paying, then you could get the quiff tacked down a bit :wink: :lol1:

I get the odd free meal, been given discounts on furniture and bizarrely offered a few massages, which I tried out, but it was just very weird :roll: Few pints at the pubs, oh and I got my hair cut for free once :D

Best thing I've ever been paid for with though was booze, I did some diddy signs for an off license, had known the gent for ages so I said call it a fiver and a smile. I never did get the smile, but I got the fiver and a couple of bottles of decent wine thrown in, so I can live without the smile! :D

Cheers, Dewi
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 2876

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:08 pm





Post Sun May 29, 2005 8:39 pm

Applied a graphic 6" x 18" in the window of the tyre shop at the top of my road, the owner had got it from someone else as supply only and tried to fit it himself - made a right pigs ear of it, but he got it off ok and back onto the backing paper.
job took me 5 mins max and got my wheels balanced on the car FOC - so that was ok :D

However you cant beat working for cash - bartercard dont have mortgage companies on their books!

John

Return to Say Hello & Off Topic Chat



Who is online

Registered users:
Chris Wilson

 

About
Contact
Board Rules
Membership
Terms & Conditions

 

Signapp - iPhone & iPad
Signapp - Android
Vehicle Wrap Training
Vinyl Application Training
Vehicle Wrap Accreditation
UK Sign Group
Site Membership
Advertising
Videos
British Signs & Graphics Assoc.

 

 Facebook
 Twitter
 Youtube
 Linkedin

 

Who is Online

In total there are 92 users online ::
3 registered, 0 hidden and 89 guests
[based on past 5 minutes]

Most users ever online was
370 on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm

Registered users:
Chris Wilson

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Robert Lambie