franco b wrote:
windyhill4.2 wrote:That concept of family,friends & neighbors getting things done free is a very touchy issue when one is in business like me.......do i repair all family,friends & neighbors lawn & garden equipment for a glass of water ? That would work fine on their end,i can only drink so many glasses of water.
Looking at it the other way around, family and friends should be glad to give you their support, not impose on yours. A small discount might be appropriate.
Why is it that they don't expect to get a part free but think labor has no cost?
To be fair, it is not uncommon for some customers to also think that the labor should be free.After all, i commonly hear the following..... I don't know what is wrong with it,i am sure that it is something simple to fix,easy to fix & quick to fix,you can easily do it while i wait & watch,maybe i can even help
I have used barter a few times,i felt the transaction was very favorable for me,i was happy,but the customer was feeling like he won on the "deal", a winner for both of us because we both got something we were happy with.... the customer got no bill,i got a piece of equipment that i wanted or needed in exchange for a "paid in full".