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post #12076 of 13920
Not a personal assistant, just a home helper? And when you look at the detailed pricing, it's not that great.

https://www.helloalfred.com/pricing

I already have services for home cleaning, dry cleaning, and laundry and it comes waaay under what they're charging. Just a slick front end for stuff that already exists with a high monthly price.
post #12077 of 13920
Very interesting

Are there stories told several months or years later from inception of idea to execution and management? Would be interesting to see what comes about Alfred.

I do not think the idea is anything new. Presented in the right way it can sure grab a lot of attention. It is certainly refreshing and brings a different view to such services like in-home care.

And if you think about other parts of the world, such services are quite normal like in Macau. (This comment was suppose to piggyback to nicelynice's post...services like this is like everyday life in other countries with the pricing being more competitive.)
post #12078 of 13920
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

Not a personal assistant, just a home helper? And when you look at the detailed pricing, it's not that great.

https://www.helloalfred.com/pricing

I already have services for home cleaning, dry cleaning, and laundry and it comes waaay under what they're charging. Just a slick front end for stuff that already exists with a high monthly price.

Oh whoops. Should have looked at the site. Article presented as this "do all" service, which seemed hard to believe (prob should have checked)

Price still seems surprising though. $32 a week for: weekly tidy up (I suppose it depends what this means); grocery delivery; laundry pick-up and return; and "more" (whatever more means). I pay something like $15 for lunch delivery (per meal), which is like half of that weekly service. (Although I also gripe about it because that charge is ridiculous).
post #12079 of 13920

Mildly interesting, I went and got a pair of HS vibramed a week ago, the shoesmith recognized them immediately and said he had an elderly customer who ordered a pair of brogues from them years back when they were still doing custom orders. This is in a rural New England town where the biggest mall in ~50 miles has only an H&M.

 

I was also told that HS apparently accepted custom ordered sneakers years ago, until someone requested a pair so complicated and time-consuming that they stopped taking orders after that, but there was still demand so they came up with the replica lines. The dude who requested that pair was apparently yeezy, but the HS owner didn't know nor cared who he was and refused to make another pair. No idea if this is true.

post #12080 of 13920
Hey guys is there any easy way (like tech idiot easy) to set up an internet discussion board? I'm thinking of doing one for work related stuff (not fashion) and I'm inspired by SF obv..

Will need enough space for both text and pictures.

Any ideas which is the easiest to use and most readily available software? And the rough like monthly costs?
post #12081 of 13920
Theres a couple of places that let you set one up for free, such as Zifboards (formally invision I think?)

Generally free places will give you a sub-domain and a basic message board, should meet your requirements.

You can browse their directory of forums to see if it would work for you.
post #12082 of 13920
These will probably be the best option in terms of forum software.

https://invisionpower.com/buy
http://www.vbulletin.com/en/vbulletin-cloud/

Unless you absolutely need a forum, something like Slack could be a better option.
post #12083 of 13920
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

These will probably be the best option in terms of forum software.

https://invisionpower.com/buy
http://www.vbulletin.com/en/vbulletin-cloud/

Unless you absolutely need a forum, something like Slack could be a better option.

We use Slack and have found it works pretty well for our purposes. I haven't tried doing anything with pictures, though.
post #12084 of 13920
I like Trello for simple project/checklists but it's not a discussion board.
post #12085 of 13920
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

Not a personal assistant, just a home helper? And when you look at the detailed pricing, it's not that great.

https://www.helloalfred.com/pricing

I already have services for home cleaning, dry cleaning, and laundry and it comes waaay under what they're charging. Just a slick front end for stuff that already exists with a high monthly price.

They just don't want to say maid, I fucking hate startups. For the record and considering they mention paying people 18-25$/hour I guess it means they take 20 mins for your laundry and then 30 for cleaning your place in a week which is total shyte. Oh and they don't make a profit or pay their non cleaners...

Hmm bullshit.
post #12086 of 13920
Must be nice I looked into have someone clean my place and it was $100+ for cleaning only per visit.
post #12087 of 13920
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Must be nice I looked into have someone clean my place and it was $100+ for cleaning only per visit.

You just need more migrants. Maybe if you vikings colonized more people (more durably) you'd have cheap labour to clean up your messy legoplaces.
post #12088 of 13920
Nah, the unions and minimum wage will kill that faster than you can spell to union.
post #12089 of 13920
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Nah, the unions and minimum wage will kill that faster than you can spell to union.

I'm sorry to tell you that is now how it works. All this shit is typically under the table, done by recent migrants from poor places/former colonies and up to how many peeps from these countries are in your city. Some places your maid lives with you and you pay like $200/month, others to have them live with you is basically 40K and heavily regulated but cleaner services not so much. You very often deal with individuals not delcaring the revenue and you pay cash.
post #12090 of 13920
It's been like that here since the 60's so nothing new here. Most private cleaning has been done under the table for eons here, as the taxation made it too expensive to get a bill for it. "Au pairs" are heavy regulated here and you basically need to have a kid below 18 for it to be allowed.

I have a difficult time with the whole under table setup as I don't want some rando in my place, whom I can't trace back or keep their employer accountable, if anything happens.
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