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Vote: My competition.....

I check out my competition by..... (you can select multiple answers)

  • Doing a drive-by

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • Using and testing out the car wash

    Votes: 7 50.0%
  • Checking the competition's online reviews

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Doing nothing - there is no competition

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • My competition isn't worth checking out

    Votes: 1 7.1%

  • Total voters
    14

washnshine

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Some fall in the category of #1,2 and 3. Some fall into the category of #5.
 

MEP001

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My real competition are friends. I do test out other washes, sometimes read the online reviews of the worst ones.
 

Rfreeman

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Not worth my time. I'd rather invest it in my washes to make them top tier therefore the competition is worried about me not vice versa. At one location I put my competitor out of business he even came to my site and said I can't and don't have the energy to compete with you....his last ditch effort was $5 for 30 minutes in his self serve bays!
 

Earl Weiss

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I drive by and test. On occasion I have checked reviews when I wanted to see if they had some of the same idiotic reviews I had. They did and usually worse.
 

Waxman

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I am friendly with one of my competitors and the other one is a gas station who I don't know the owners.

I drive by both locations in the course of a normal business day and I do look around and see what's going on.
 

Rfreeman

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How did that work out for him? Not at all, or did it prolong the inevitable?
I reopened my first wash (bank foreclosure I purchased) then about 2 months later he had a big banner across his mansard BEST DEAL IN TOWN $5 FOR 30 MINUTES!!!!

He lasted one year and honestly he probably could have closed 3 months earlier because the place looked abandoned. It was gutted then demoed and now I don't know what they are building on the site.
 

Kimberly Berg

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I don't even consider the 2 dirty, run-down car washes around me competition. I drive by both of them on the way to my car wash. It has become my guilty pleasure reading their 1 star reviews and reading what customers are complaining about. It validates my hard work and keeps me motivated to stay on top of cleaning, maintenance and customer service! 👍😀
 
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