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bhforty3
03-15-2007, 03:47 PM
Recently I was scanning the local paper want ads.I came across an add for a lawn service offering a $50 reward for customers to sign up for the season. WHAT THE HELL. WHAT DOES EVERYBODY ELSE THINK. PLEASE CHIME IN.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
03-15-2007, 03:50 PM
They probably get that back some how through the season. As long as they are keeping the price market in line (LOWBALLING) I call it advertising. It could burn him with the right tire kicker.

Dougman
03-15-2007, 04:45 PM
Its kinda like a 10% savings up front. creative ad since it got your attention....and maybe alot of other possible clients.

bhforty3
03-15-2007, 05:27 PM
Yeah it got my attention. Giving something away sounds kinda desperate. Especially {lowballing} for $25 a lawn

nobagger
03-15-2007, 06:24 PM
I would spend 50 bucks to make 20 times that much.

topsites
03-15-2007, 06:41 PM
Could it possibly be a new start up?

StBalor
03-15-2007, 08:32 PM
Probably gives them 50.00 off their 1st or 2nd months bill with signed seasonal or yearly contract.

terrapro
03-15-2007, 10:04 PM
simple advertising and marketing. set up a grabbing ad for "$50 reward". make sure no one gets anymoney until contract is signed. charge an extra $2 in your bid then you will make your money back over the year with say 35 cuts! you arent really losing any money

Shawns Lawns
03-17-2007, 09:14 AM
sounds like someone it trying to make some money

Turbo
04-10-2007, 06:57 PM
you have to spend some money to make a lot. :usflag: :clapping:

Vikings
04-10-2007, 11:54 PM
I have a guy advertising $70 power rake with Free Fertilizer.

BQLC
04-12-2007, 05:31 PM
If done right and with a yearly agreement and a exit clause in the agreement it could be a productive ad. It is just a marketing technique and as stated before it must have been a catchy ad