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FiveOJoe
04-10-2007, 06:08 PM
Started up in business again this year after a 10 year layoff. I have about 20 customers so far. Gave a bid of $32 to a customer, 6000 square feet with a pvc fence around most of it, and its a corner with double edging.

I cut it today for the first time, no one was home. The customer calls me up an hour later saying " My wife found someone cheaper ($25) and we're gonna go with them." I told him you get what you pay for and I really take my time to do a good job. He said, "Well, they came out today and did a great job!"

I said, "THAT WAS ME." :laugh: :laugh:

He asked if I would do it for $25 and I told him my minimum is $30.

d&rlawncare
04-10-2007, 06:16 PM
Now thats funny. Sorry to hear they still wont stay with you. They will see your work and compare to the new guy. When they call back in a few weeks tell them it will now be $35.

Poncho25
04-10-2007, 07:00 PM
Stick to your guns about your price, don't drop your price to keep a client, because that tells them you are desperate and that you dont value your work. Just smile and move on to the next job where you will be appreciated!

PhillyShells
04-10-2007, 07:07 PM
Started up in business again this year after a 10 year layoff. I have about 20 customers so far. Gave a bid of $32 to a customer, 6000 square feet with a pvc fence around most of it, and its a corner with double edging.

I cut it today for the first time, no one was home. The customer calls me up an hour later saying " My wife found someone cheaper ($25) and we're gonna go with them." I told him you get what you pay for and I really take my time to do a good job. He said, "Well, they came out today and did a great job!"

I said, "THAT WAS ME." :laugh: :laugh:

He asked if I would do it for $25 and I told him my minimum is $30.


He'll be calling you back........ hey- where in NJ did that happen ?

FiveOJoe
04-10-2007, 07:11 PM
He'll be calling you back........ hey- where in NJ did that happen ?

southern NJ.:)

1cooltreeguy
04-10-2007, 07:21 PM
Ruthless people. You can see them coming.

bohiaa
04-10-2007, 07:50 PM
atta Boy.....

stick to your Guns......

dKoester
04-10-2007, 10:40 PM
Gas is going up and they are charging a measly 25 bucks. Its 35-40 here. If its a new lawn and it needs to be Bagged 50.

Lynden-Jeff
04-10-2007, 11:12 PM
Make sure when they call you raise your price lol.

Cheers
Jeff