By Carlo Lega, Dec 16 2017 06:45AM
So Xmas is nearly upon us and I am listening to Rudolph & Frosty the snowman as I type . Very sad ! lol.
I hope everyone is ready to put on half a stone as per every year.
So whats new?
Pay Per Click Campaign
Very quiet on this front this week with minimal enquiries coming through.
I suppose it is to be expected as people have their focus elsewhere.
I am using Bing Ads at the moment which has given me a lot better results than Yell.Com who were rather poor in all departments.
I may give Google adwords a try in the New Year too as they are pretty good I am told.
Lpg Lead Stolen!
I visited a Park home in Walsall and picked up a few LPG leads and duly sent in to an installer for processing. One of the jobs was booked in on day 10 for a deemed score survey after passing data match.
The installer called me on the day to say that the job had already been fitted 2 days before!!!!!!
I called the lady who said she thought it was my company and that she was not very happy to receive an Ideal Logic after I had promised her a Worcester Bosch!
This company must have done the survey whilst fitting the boiler like lightning.
Does not pay to sit on LPG jobs so beware if you are submitting LPG jobs that the wolf is always at the door.
Few complaints about ECO 2 leads and ABC Leads who have been reported by other Linked In members as being less than bone fide.
Deal with caution or better still...... use the proverbial bargepole!
Client Of The Week1
This one lived in a Park home and has a completely knackered oil boiler that he wanted relocated and converted to LPG Free of Charge.
He explained that he had had 5 surveys hoping not to pay anything and had been without hot water for over 2 weeks. I explained that the funding only covered for a straight swap and that he shjould take advantage and pay the very reasonable £500 to get this job on the wall.
He explained that he could but an oil boiler for £700 and that he could get his mate to fit for £300 so would not pay!
Maths was not evidently not his strong point at school so I did point out that the grant was the cheaper option but he would not have it.
I did ask an installer to give him a call and he duly spent 3 quarters of an hour talking to him. Alas to no avail and this guy would not budge.
I do wish him a very cold and smelly Xmas. Enjoy Ebenezer!
Client Of The Week 2
This lady is anothger LPG lead from a park home and called me on Monday morning to ask if her planned install that day would still happen as it had been snowing heavily.
I asked her to call the installer and gave her the numbers. The next day the installer called me to say that they had turned up to fit but the lady did not want her kitchen disrupted and rejected the install !
I did calkl the lady to see what the problem was and explained that there would be some disruption but it would be worth it for a brand new boiler.
She was not having it so I did explain that she would be receiving a bill for the surveys and cancellation as she had broken the contract.
This did not go down well and she said that she would have to go to court and told me to F*** O**. Charming
These customers are quick to cancel because they have not invested any money and the need for the industry to adopt a deposit scheme for all Eco work is desparately needed.
£799 Boilers Scheme
Seems to be going well and people seem to be ok with paying. Those that will not pay anything have got the message that free boilers have ended now for most gas properties.
There was some installer boasting that he was still doing boilers for free a few weeks ago and that lead gens were ruining the industry asking for money to fund their inflated commisions ! lol
This person refused to confirm that he was doing 2 & 3 bedroom properties for free so obviously a cherry picker and actioning only the large properties that came his way.
Not very ethical but you cant force people to trade fairly.
A flat fee across the board is the fairest way to go and then everyone can reap the benefits of this scheme and not just the lucky few who can afford a large house.
Greed was not taken into account when OFGEM designed this scheme and shame on them for not foreseeing what would happen to what could have been a fantastic opportunity for fuel poor households.
I need to look at my spyware protection again I think. I have just run a weekly scan and have 1204 spys running freely !!!!!!!!!
I dont know why they bother as I feel the majority of surfers will ignore the ads that crop up after you have run a search. I always do but I suppose it is a numbers game.
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Carlo Lega Boiler Grant Sheme.