Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deepaks worst experience

I will let my readers know about my bad experience with one of the tailoring unit Deepaks in Adyar, Chennai. Mainly, during the school vacation, they advertise saying that they offer 10 % discount etc. That is not a matter here. I usually stitch uniform for my daughter at another tailor in the same area. Due to some unsatisfaction, I thought of trying it here. I am frustrated. I stitched 3 sets of dress. Right from the first use, the skirt can be buckled only at the last buckle. The rest are useless, since it is stitched in such a way. After few days I took it to the shop. The old man sitting at the cash counter asked me the problem, and told. His response was quite horrible. He said, "this is not tailor fault". I said I didn't come here to find if this is tailor fault or not. I want to do the adjustment here so that this can be used. You stitched this and not even for 1 term the uniform can't be used. Even you are hesitating to do this for the one which you stitched, then howcome others will do. His reply was, "The tailors are all on leave. You try after 15 days". I asked him are the tailors leave for 15 days. He said "Yes, even after that I am not sure that this can be done, because we don't have that material". I was thinking, without material then how come he will stitch new dress. I am sure, he just want me to get out, and he will never do it. The adjustment was so simple that it can be done in few minutes. I thought of making it at his place, since he has stitched it. While talking to the old man, the owner arrived (the old man seems to be his relative). I told the problem, and his response was also same. I thought this people are only keen on making money and nothing else. If he wants his customers to visit back, he mght not have responded like that. His policy seems to be, one customer, one visit, make money from him. So, I just warn my readers here, not to visit Deepaks in Adyar, as you will also get the same experience.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pune blast

News report say that there is a blast at Pune's German Bakery. Atleast 5 people feared dead and more than 20 injured. Blast occured around 7.30pm today (Feb 13, 2010). Initial report say that it is the LPG cylinder blast. Anti terrorist squad has visited the site. Some news report say that the intensity of the blast is so high that the LPG cylinder might not have caused it. Injured people are taken to hospital.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

To Let boards are back in Chennai

Nowadays one can find To Let board in Chennai. Last 2 years the situation went worse with no To Let boards, and the rent sky rocketing. The rate has come down a bit, both rental and sale value. But it seems it needs more correction. Everyone no that the rates had skyrocketed because of the boom in IT, but now the IT people are struggling the worst. There are frequent job cuts, salary cuts, no hike, no onsite opportunity etc. So naturally they can't pay what they paid for last 2 years. The salary has come down but all the expenses went up the highest being the rent.

2006 status

In the beginning of 2006, I was searching for a house in and around Thiruvanmiyur, the rates are between 1500 to 2500 for around 500 sqft house. If it is 2 BHK then the rates will be around 3500 to 5000 Rs. I used to go to each street and ask anybody there like iron-man, security, residents etc. Almost everybody I ask will be a instant broker. I remember one of the resident in Valmiki Nagar asked for my budget, and when I told it was upto 2500 Rs, he told me, "the rates are high here, it is 5500 Rs for 2 BHK". But then they quoted upto 12000 Rs, some even more. But now one can find a house in that area with negotiable rate. I was seeing an ad for a house to rent in Palavakkam in a local weekly classifieds, for about 2 months. There is no taker for 2 months.

Hate Brokers

I hate these brokers and never go to them. They are the one who made the rate to go as hogh as this. If you call them for a house, they ask for your budget then ask you if (your budget price + 2000) is ok for you. Suppose if you say the budget is 6000, then they ask you there is a house for 8000 Rs, is that ok for you. They will speak as if there are so many clients for them, they call you to meet them. Only after you go there they will call other brokers and enquire.

Negotiate and get the deal

If you are the one searching for house in Chennai, then do not go blindly with the rate what they quote, negotiate heavily and get the good deal. 2 months back I went to look for a house in Shastri Nagar, Adyar, the owner quoted 12000 Rs for a 2 BHK in a flat. The size will be around 1000 sqft I hope. The house looked good with nice paintings and the fittings, switch board, cupboard are all good. Usually for rented house there will not be any cupboards, just open shelves, then no electrical fittings, not a even a maintenace will be done. So, that 12000 Rs is high for me. My wife pushed me to call the owner and negotiate, but I didn't feel doing that because I thought the negotiation will be at the maximum 1000 Rs. When I wife got tensed, I called the owner, before me asking for the price he told, it was booked by another person for 10000 Rs per month rent and 6 months advance. I dropped the call and couldn't see the face of my wife.
This is 2 months back. Now there will be more houses looking for tenants. So there is a very good chance of negotiating heavily. All the Best.


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