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Old 05-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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Hey guys, sorry. I'm too poor for Angie's List. Just curious, I relocated from chicago and they generally have great prices for amazing service there. So there was this Mexican car wash there that was kind of like an assembly line.. You get out the car and they just took ur car to separate little mini stations and hand washed and cleaned it inside and out.. They didn't call it a detail but for $6 you couldn't do any better than that. Anyone know somewhere like this in the Seattle Area or close suburb I can get a deal like this by?

Also, dry cleaners.. In Chicago my shirts were 1.39 to launder and press and dry cleaning was 2.89. Took it to a place south of Seattle and the laundering was similar but dry cleaning my pants was $5! No thank you, kind of similar as above, anyone kow a good place for dry cleaning for those who do iron the weekly? Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:08 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I can't imagine any carwashes doing that for $6 here, it's more than that for the drive-thru minimal service, and almost that much at the do-it-yourself.

There is a lot of competition for dry cleaning in Bellevue, so they often have signs advertising shirts for 99 cents. With the popularity of really casual dress here several in Seattle have closed up and that has kept prices higher. In Bellevue bisuness attire is still mostly business casual but people do dress up more to go out.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:05 PM
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I usually tip $6 at the car wash ... Elephant is my favorite, but runs $15 to $20
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:06 PM
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I don't think the poor people around here worry so much about having their car washed or clothes dry cleaned. Same goes for many of the non-poor people for that matter.

Due to a number of reasons, you are not going to find as many reasonably priced services - there isn't as much of a market for them in a small city. I generally wash and clean my own cars, and would not trust someone to clean my nicer one for $6.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:58 AM
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Coming from Chicago, which is one of the tier 1 "big cities" in this country, you won't find the scope of services for bargain basement prices here. I know, I used to live in NYC and you get spoiled on how cheap and how damn good a job they do on basic but essential services like that.

I can tell you a great place to get your car done up right though...Tempus Auto Detail on 5th and Seneca downtown. Little hard to find as it's actually inside of a parking garage and easy to miss. It's $35 for a full-full detail but a nice job they do for sure. Careful hand wash with a sheepskin mitt, tire dressing, vacuum, glass, the whole thing. I took my car there a few weeks ago and definitely will be back once the nice weather comes back.
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