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terrapro
03-28-2007, 04:13 PM
i dont know if im allowed to do this but im glad i dont mow lawns and have to put up with guys like this. the neighborhood i picked this up in has $350,000 houses and had about 1/2 acre lots with atleast 15min worth trimming alone because of all the landscaping. ill be nice and scribble out the phone number.

im not trying to be mean so if this guys a member raise your rates man, even $25 would be better

TheKingNJ
03-28-2007, 04:23 PM
That is my flyer!!! Am I too low? I figured with my new toro 21" and my homelite trimmer i could do that in an hour! subtract 5 bucks for gas and machines, i'm making $15 an hour. I'll work all day for that kind of money!

N&CLandscaping
03-28-2007, 04:30 PM
Ok buddy Im not being mean either, just my two cents....RAISE your prices!!! Why make 15 an hour when you could be making double that! Up your price to min. 35.00 The bigger = more money. Dont short yourself out. That is way way way way way toooo low....Im sorry man, its the truth. Good luck making real money in the future. Sorry once again but its true.

AAXteriors
03-28-2007, 04:47 PM
That is my flyer!!! Am I too low? I figured with my new toro 21" and my homelite trimmer i could do that in an hour! subtract 5 bucks for gas and machines, i'm making $15 an hour. I'll work all day for that kind of money!

PLease tell me your kidding :hammerhead:

ATVracer
03-28-2007, 04:59 PM
Yes he is kidding. Look at the towns where they are from.

procut
03-28-2007, 05:15 PM
Pathetic. I'm confident in saying it's probably a teen - even more pathetic if it isn't

TheKingNJ
03-28-2007, 05:18 PM
Blast ATVracer, you blew my cover! I was still amazed that two people didn't realize the difference in names, locations, and how my equipment list had nothing to do with a 21" mower or a homelite trimmer.

SouthernYankee
03-28-2007, 05:35 PM
I have seen fliers for $15-$20 for FULL SERVICE, thats right mow and go, weeds and shrubs for that price.

Daner
03-28-2007, 06:08 PM
And they don't last too long In the Biz.

ACutAbovesiny
03-28-2007, 06:18 PM
I would be subbing all my PITA's to him. Win-win.

RedMax Man
03-28-2007, 06:58 PM
DIRT CHEAP:dizzy: :hammerhead:

1MajorTom
03-28-2007, 09:33 PM
Ad in our local newspaper in the service directory has one "professional" company, stating, "you name the price". :dizzy:
I like it a lot, gonna be funny when he pulls up to a $40 lawn, and the customer names their price as $25. :laugh:

Mowman16
03-28-2007, 09:43 PM
I'm glad that flyer is from MID-michigan :hammerhead:

d&rlawncare
03-28-2007, 10:16 PM
heck, I do the guy next door for $22. This is a $28 normal mow. I know some of you will give me crap but he is right next door. Another plus is the 28 weeks of prepayment that I dont have to deal with.

ACutAbovesiny
03-28-2007, 10:33 PM
I dont mind the customer naming their price...as long as the pay the price "I" give them.

1cooltreeguy
03-28-2007, 10:53 PM
heck, I do the guy next door for $22. This is a $28 normal mow. I know some of you will give me crap but he is right next door. Another plus is the 28 weeks of prepayment that I dont have to deal with.

That is still crazy - I have a neighbor that is my friend, only has a front yard 100 X 50, light trimming and I charge my friend $30 plus $15 a gallon for spray. Other than friends we do not drop the gate for less than $45:clapping:

MLI
03-29-2007, 06:43 AM
Reminds me of Justmowit thread few yrs back.....it can work for some.

MNBOY
03-29-2007, 08:05 AM
Those all all over the place up here. I was putting my flyer on top of 2-3 other ones that all were quoting for $20 per cut in a neighborhood where the cheapest house was 1 million bucks. 1/2 to 3/4 acre lots with trimming etc. The only thing I am counting on is that the homeowners who really value good quality work will see right through these low quotes and hire someone who truely wants to do good work and stay in business for more than half a summer. Oh ya, got a call from another lawn company that told me one of these companies was pulling my flyer out of all the paper boxes and putting his in it instead with "will mow for $19.99." All I can say is carma is a biatch!!

J&R Landscaping
03-29-2007, 08:51 AM
After how you describe the properties, that is way to low. I would make that a minimum of $35 and go up from there. Glad he's a long way from me, beause we already have to many lowballers around here!

topsites
03-29-2007, 09:32 AM
That's up to the customer to decide, I suppose, the following comes to mind:

- Be cautious of advertised or receiving low-rate prices. A low-rated price may mean low-rated service.
- Think twice before using an Lco that offers to do something right now. Once they start, you could be at their mercy.
- Buy experience. Lco's that have been in business a long time generally have reputations that cost more.

Fly-by-nighters and crooks don't last long in the business world, while their rates can reflect this, so does their long-term work and year-to-year stability.

I would be subbing all my PITA's to him. Win-win.

Ok, I'm guilty :laugh:

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
03-29-2007, 09:37 AM
We get that all the time collage kids with push mowers,think about it they are making more than you.

chipk1
03-29-2007, 09:45 AM
Tell them to call me. I have a few dead beat X-customers that still owe me money that would love them. Probably still wouldn't pay even if someone mowed for them that cheap.