Archive for May, 2013

Rare pics of me working

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

This is a super rare photo of me during a septic pumpout. The machine I’m running is called the crust buster and stirs up the tank so we can guarantee

Septic pumout

This is me running the crust buster during a septic pumpout

we clean the tank well.

This picture was taken by my customer. He was a pleasure to work for and it’s rare to see someone want to take a picture and then share it.

This picture was taken in the camas, washougal area just outside of vancouver.

Best Customer Callback Ever

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Best customer call ever. He called me this morning wanting a price quote. I told him that we charge 38 cents per gallon and sales tax and that’s a flat rate. He asked what that was. A flat rate? I said that there is no other fees. I’m not going to be upselling you magic chemicals or anything else. As long as your correct on the gallons you can write the check out now and put it on the counter.
He continued to call around and asked a lower priced competitor. Are there any other fees besides gallons and sales tax. And then they stumbled all over themselves and said that there’s a $75 uncover the tank fee, and then he’ll have to buy a 195 dollar bottle of enzymes or there’s no warranty on their work and a penny per gallon per extension hose they’ll have to use if there tank is far from the road.
He was shocked. And then he couldn’t get them to quote any price. Just a whole bunch of fees.
Those who know the game choose us. No funny business. Just good honest work.

Plus to add.  My prices are clearly posted on our website.  Which is a legal document I might add.  You can print it and take us to court.  Which is why some of our competitors won’t post their prices on their website.  Betcha didn’t know that.

Thanks for reading,

 

Ronnie

Don’t fall for Septic Tank Additive Scams

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

What a Scam. Don’t fall for these magic chemical additives. These are the type of emails I receive daily to “Make extra money per job/visit”.

I will never fall for these, nor will I ever be broke enough to scam homeowners.

I received this email today.

To:ronnie@firstcallseptic.com
From: ——–@aol.com

Subj: Make $91.20 extra on each pump-out

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Tallevast, FL 34270
1-800-621—–
www.———–.com
help@———-.com

Let me introduce myself. My name is ————-. I’m sales manager of SEPTI——-. We’ve got a program that can add $91.20 to each pump-out job – and at absolutely no risk to you.

Over 100,000 consumers have purchased SEPTI—— directly over the internet. (Check out www.———–.com.) Septic—— is a bacteria/enzyme product like —— but it’s more concentrated, and is less expensive. A box of ——- costs anywhere between $5 and $7.50. And ——– instruction is to use a box a month.

SEPTI—— costs your customer $182.40 for a 5 year supply, or $3.04 a month. Your cost is $91.20 – WITH FREE SHIPPING -a FULL 50% mark-up.

Our program is for those customers who call you regularly to do a pump-out. They’re the ones that are interested in maintaining their system properly, and they’re the ones who will appreciate SEPTIC——-. (They might be using ——- today, so you will be able to save them a considerable amount of money.)

All you do is carry a tub of SEPTI—— in with you when you’re finished with the job, and ask:

“Would you like a product that will help maintain your system between pumpouts? By flushing down a scoop of SEPTI—– once a month it’s an insurance policy so you can avoid any problems between pump-outs.”

You’ll be amazed at how many of your customers will want SEPTI——.

Our offer is 100% risk-free. Our terms are guaranteed sale. You can return any unsold product at any time for a full refund.

To order, click on this link –

PLACE AN ORDER

to put you on the consumer order page. Order the number of tubs you want and click “Add to Cart.” This will take you to the next page. To get your 50% discount, go to the “Promo Code” box and put in – 112312 – and you’ve got the 50% discount.

If you’ve got any questions give me a call at 1-800-621——-.

Thanks!

Bill

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SEPTIC———– Sales Manager