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post #1 of Old 07-10-2006, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Mobile Offices

How many of you guys have a mini office set up in your car/van/truck so you can print off professional estimates on site?

I always had a laptop and printer along with all my print materials in my truck so I could make a sale there if possible. Also, it allowed me to give them a professional easy to read estimate instead of a hand written one.

I remember on one estimate measuring the home, going and printing everything off, and then giving the client a nice folder with a printed estimate, warranty document, and other info all in color for $2,800. The guy laughed and showed me the last guys estimate. It was a black and white business card that had been printed at the guys house with $1,800 printed on the back of the card in pencil with no other info about what he was going to do.

Anyways, my estimate was $1,000 more and I got the job right there.

What do you guys do and if can answer questions if anyone needs help setting one up.

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post #2 of Old 08-21-2006, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I've been seeing more and more news about wireless broadband internet is coming soon. I think this will make mobile offices even more important.

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post #3 of Old 08-21-2006, 10:19 PM
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I do!
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post #4 of Old 08-22-2006, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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I was trying to find that post you made on ContractorTalk.com about your setup PWG... it was one of the better setups.

Care to share?

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post #5 of Old 08-22-2006, 02:46 PM
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Here is the thread.
Only thing different now is I have a new Dell, new truck, and no USB cable necessary. It's got Bluetooth.
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post #6 of Old 08-22-2006, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bluetooth... very nice.

I didn't have bluetooth but I did have USB and Power cables run under the carpet from the back seat to the front seat and to the power outlet.

I still like Grumpy's tablet pc though.

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