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Grass Happens
08-14-2007, 10:45 PM
While meandering through the local craigslist listings i stumbled upon this little gem...
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Reply to: sale-392582495@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-08-08, 7:39PM CDT


looking for someone to trim all my bushes in my backyard. they re about 8 feet high and about 100 feet long in 2 different areas. you will need a cordless trimmer and a ladder. willing to pay no more than 50 cash. thanks
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I really really wanted to reply back to this guy, but if he finds someone stupid enough....

KrayzKajun
08-14-2007, 10:52 PM
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

tjsquickcuts
08-14-2007, 11:11 PM
I'll do it.....

tjsquickcuts
08-14-2007, 11:12 PM
***packing up the truck and calling to wake all the guys up so we can get there before noon***...

swingset
08-14-2007, 11:19 PM
Offer to do it, but you want the $50 cash up front.

See how boundless his stupidity really is.

Grass Happens
08-14-2007, 11:20 PM
that's like 3200 sq face feet of hedge. Its probably overgrown to hell.

Grass Happens
08-14-2007, 11:20 PM
No i ment i was going to message him to tell him hes way to cheap. Or am I just way over priced on hedges?

LindblomRJ
08-14-2007, 11:31 PM
No, you are not overpriced. Cordless? Right. I guess gas power could be classiffied as cordless.

Right. Wish him good luck on his quest.

KTO Enterprises
08-14-2007, 11:50 PM
Wow. That would be like me posting and saying that I want a brand new Ford F350 with Diesel. Oh and im only going to pay 15,000 for it.

newz7151
08-14-2007, 11:52 PM
Tell ya what, go out there, get the $50 up front, then take your truck (assuming you have a nice one with a heavy steel bumper on the front) and drive directly over the whole row. When you get to the end and the guy is :realmad: :angry: at you, ask him "Well, what did you expect to get for only $50?"

wooley99
08-15-2007, 12:00 AM
I got a call from a property manager this week to cut some overgrown "shrubs". I go look and these pittosporum filled the space between two houses, swallowed the power lines to the house and have trunks (lots of trunks) 8" around. I gave him to a tree guy friend of mine.

DuraCutter
08-15-2007, 12:06 AM
I got a call from a property manager this week to cut some overgrown "shrubs". I go look and these pittosporum filled the space between two houses, swallowed the power lines to the house and have trunks (lots of trunks) 8" around. I gave him to a tree guy friend of mine.

:laugh: :laugh:

Kid With A Mower
08-15-2007, 12:18 AM
DUDE, sweet! 50 bucks for 3200+ sq feet of hedge. Allright!! And you get to use an electric trimmer WOW! Guess that's an upgrade from hand clippers. LOL.

swingset
08-15-2007, 12:36 AM
Take the job, tell him you can do it silently and without leaving any clippings laying around. Even better, tell him your method will prevent future problems with the shrubs being overgrown.

http://images.orgill.com/200x200/6303416.jpg

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http://www.zippo.ca/img/lighter_home.jpg

$50, the easy way.

deere-man
08-18-2007, 02:55 PM
I would suggest taking the fifty dollars up front, leave and go buy about twenty dollars worth of gasoline, pour it out on the guys shrubs, light a match, and drive to your next job.

Fairway Land & Lawn
08-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Tell ya what, go out there, get the $50 up front, then take your truck (assuming you have a nice one with a heavy steel bumper on the front) and drive directly over the whole row. When you get to the end and the guy is :realmad: :angry: at you, ask him "Well, what did you expect to get for only $50?"

I will add another $50 just to come and watch!!!!!:clapping:

nlminc
08-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Craigs List is full of people like him. I saw an ad a few weeks ago someone in a 250,000 home(they stated) wanted a landscaper to come by and make their property look nice in return for pictures and a referral!

IHusky
08-18-2007, 10:36 PM
$50 bucks, no problem, with this bad boy that job should take no time; only $79.99 at Sears or Wal Mart. :dizzy::laugh:

Whats sad is that he'll probably get someone to do it. The other day this retired guy getting into lawns was cutting my deadbeats neighbor's yard, over grown by about a foot and a half. He started at 9am and finished about at 2 pm. I asked him how much he was charging......$80 bucks. He justified it by saying that he uses the money to hunt with........

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa40/crclawn/41hPNaj8umL__SS400_.jpg

B-Dunagan
08-20-2007, 07:09 AM
Kinda reminds me of my granny, rest her soul, $1.00 for my 21'st b-day. Uh, thank you granny. She just didn't know any better. Maybe this person is the same, just too old to know!

scholzee
08-20-2007, 09:18 AM
Cordless because the cheapo does not want you using his electricity, hell that might be a couple bucks on his bill

topsites
08-20-2007, 09:22 AM
I steer clear of classifieds as a business myself, best lesson I learned in this regard.
They're all like that, it's not just craigs list.

Which is to say, I figured this one out the hard way :laugh:

Mrs. H
08-20-2007, 01:03 PM
Kinda reminds me of my granny, rest her soul, $1.00 for my 21'st b-day. Uh, thank you granny. She just didn't know any better. Maybe this person is the same, just too old to know!

You're lucky! David's granny always sends a dollar to all of her grandchildren on there birthday's....except this year. She sent David a note that said he was too old to get anymore dollars! :rolleyes:

LushGreenLawn
08-20-2007, 06:02 PM
A Few years ago in the employment section of my local newspaper:

Wanted: Young Person to do yard work for an Elderly couple. $3.50 per hour.

The ad Directly underneath? (The next day)

Wanted: Elderly couple to come back to the year 2000.

JimLewis
08-20-2007, 09:41 PM
LOL. $50 wouldn't even cover the cost to dump the clippings. Around here it costs $15 a yard to dump yard debris.

lawnworker
08-21-2007, 10:32 AM
This is to funny. Better have some pretty good batteries in that "cordless trimmer." They must be really poor and hoping for a desperate person, or someone who does a lot of charity work.