poor response

I thought there was a recession in Spain? but not with the English perhaps, I have emailed 4 different people off the services list on this site and no one has got back to me :(
does anyone know of a good drain person and also a good air conditioner service person as I have a slow draining toilet and I need the air-conditioning servicing,

thanks Dee


Here are numbers for a reliable plumber Damien 634314371 and for air conditioning Steve Woods 639931284 please tell them the lead came from aspanishlife.com

Commented youwantwefindquesada in Quesada 2013-02-27 16:13:59 UTC

Great thanks I will give them a call, and say you recommend them :)

Commented Dee in Quesada 2013-02-27 16:52:10 UTC

I think it may be something with paying for the leads. I'm assuming your not directly emailing them. For an A/C Service of one unit it would be about €30. I'm not sure about how much the leads cost but it may eat into the profit margin.

Commented marko in Quesada 2013-02-27 16:55:34 UTC

Aww I see didn't know that, will call the two contacts thanks Dee

Commented Dee in Quesada 2013-02-27 17:25:18 UTC

Yes you are right €3 as a donation to charity for a lead is going to effect the profits of all of the businesses that advertise free on this site.

Commented Team ASL "A Spanish Life" in La Marina 2013-02-27 18:26:03 UTC

Glad we agree. I was merely highlighting a possible reason to Dee why she may not have got a reply, rather than English Trades couldn't be bothered to reply.

Commented marko in Quesada 2013-02-27 19:36:19 UTC

We hope soon to be able to offer tradesman from different countries that now live in Spain that I am sure will answer to customers.

Commented Team ASL "A Spanish Life" in La Marina 2013-02-27 19:48:51 UTC

Hi Dee the contact details were passed on to you of trusted trades men FREE OF CHARGE.
How many times have we heard of trades people not turning up or charging vast amounts of money for very little work. I for one are in favor of what Steve and a spanish life are doing to try and stop this kind of thing happening.
Having been living here in Spain for 10 years and you would think by now I would have heard every horror story when it comes to trades men and people been ripped off but alas I still here this on a weekly basis. So again Steve and a spanish life carry on the good work ! it all helps the community spirit !
Just a thought would it be possible for people to post when they have had a bad experience to name and shame ,hopefully this would stop them in there tracks and safe guard people being hood winked in the future.
Equally if you have had a GOOD SERVICE please post. We all could do with a little praise sometimes !

Commented youwantwefindquesada in Quesada 2013-02-28 09:40:10 UTC

I might have missed it - so apologies if I have but when registering services I didnt see the 3 euro lead charge (which I hasten to add is not an issue) and also what charity you are currently supporting.

Commented Havenswift Hosting in Quesada 2013-02-28 10:16:57 UTC

Love the recommend a tradesman idea. The more personal recommendations a person gets must be a postive! People in general are quick enough to moan about bad service but forget to praise where appropriate too.

Commented Havenswift Hosting in Quesada 2013-02-28 10:22:29 UTC

thanks for passing my details on, I do think it would be good for people to name and shame on this site, it is hard trying to find and organise trades men when you live in the uk

thanks Dee

Commented Dee in Quesada 2013-02-28 10:26:30 UTC

If you go to the bottom of any of the services listed you will see that you can add a comment this will then be added to the Daily Diary for all to see, good or bad

Commented Team ASL "A Spanish Life" in La Marina 2013-02-28 11:04:20 UTC

Hi my name is John .I have a property in Los Montisinos for 8 yrs now,I am moving from Scotland to Spain in May 2013 ,I am a carpenter with over 30 yrs exp. I can put my hand to almost anything ie. Painting, Paper Hanging , Made to Measure Pelmets ,Ceilings ,Wall Linings ,P V C Cladding , Wooden Flooring , Ext and Int Doors etc. If now or in the near future you require any odd jobs please dont hesitate to contact me for your very best quote from an Honest and Reliable

Commented jmev63 in Los Montesinos 2013-02-28 19:33:25 UTC

Can recommend Unblockarod for drains. They have the contract for our Urb and we have used them for our blocked

Commented Tina in Quesada 2013-02-28 21:44:49 UTC

In responce to John´s offer of service, l trust you will be offering a legal service as l do and have done for the past 9 years, which costs me €284.00 monthly to keep my autonomos (self employment) up to date, in addition my asesoria fees also have to be paid. It appears to be a fact that many ex-pats are quick enough to complain about work being taken from them back in the UK by non tax paying working foreigners, but as soon as they arrive here on these sunny shores, their attitudes change somewhat. As readers might have gathered by now, l get more than a bit mifted by those who are non tax paying tradesmen, so called, or other, that take work from me and those others that do the right thing by the country we live in.

Commented Lee Vincent in Quesada 2013-03-01 17:13:00 UTC

Hi. I know a Air con man which is very reliable and fair. His name is Nick

Commented zarano1 in Quesada 2013-03-01 17:56:51 UTC

...If people do have a bad experience or not receive a reply, then maybe Steve or whoever runs this site can delete the service provider therefore keeping the Services page for reliable and trustworthy people, otherwise users will start to be reluctant to use people on the services page.
Regards Andrew.

Commented Andrew in Benijofar 2013-03-04 09:39:41 UTC

please could you give me Nicks number so I can give him a call

thanks Dee

Commented Dee in Quesada 2013-03-04 15:40:39 UTC