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kmitt
07-26-2008, 10:22 PM
Got this ad in the mail today. When will the madness ever end?

Puddle of Oil
07-26-2008, 10:28 PM
hahahahahahaha, is this some kinda of joke? lol

lawnprosteveo
07-26-2008, 10:38 PM
Dont worry too much...Lance aint gonna be in business long at those prices. A couple of days of hard labor coming home with five bucks....he'll hang it up!

MJS
07-26-2008, 10:40 PM
Madness? Are you really worried about about a kid taking any of your accounts?

I'm pretty sure that 90% of my customers are so loyal to me that they would never think of hiring anyone else, as long as I continue providing high-quality service.

And $5. . .so what if Lance gets three or four lawns for the summer? More power to him. . . you have to give the kid credit for actually working during the summer.

Now, I would still tell Lance to increase his minimum by about 500 - 600% :laugh:

green monster
07-26-2008, 10:42 PM
He says starting at $5.00. Do you think he has ever charged $5.00 for an entire job? After all, how is he going to pay for that advertising campaign?

fastcat
07-26-2008, 11:39 PM
that is more than likely a little kid trying to make a dime. i hope.

Petr51488
07-27-2008, 12:00 AM
that is more than likely a little kid trying to make a dime. i hope.

Yea, i bet the kid is maybe 10 years old. I don't see anything wrong with it. Thats the best way to learn.

Lawn Enforcer
07-27-2008, 12:22 AM
In my town a kid put up a flyer $7 per lawn, and we also walk dogs for $2 and hour!

STIHL GUY
07-27-2008, 12:25 AM
i dont think i would worry about my lawns but good for him for trying

RedMax Man
07-27-2008, 11:11 AM
Somebody hasn't learned how to spell words properly yet:laugh:

MileHigh
07-27-2008, 12:23 PM
This is good....

Are you seriously pissed @ this kid for running that "ad" if you wanna call it that.
If it wasn't some kid, then yea I would be pissed to, but i guess that is pretty messed up running prices like that, I hear ya, but It's just a kid...he'll learn, hopefully.

DBL
07-27-2008, 12:38 PM
After all, how is he going to pay for that advertising campaign?

he must of refinanced the house

kmitt
07-27-2008, 01:47 PM
:) No, I'm not worried about Lance or anyone else for that matter. I just thought the flyer was funny. I've met the kid before, he has a good head on his shoulders.

tls22
07-27-2008, 05:10 PM
I think lances parents told him to get a summer job.....no more sitting around and playing xbox.....which im going to go to do now!:weightlifter:

Dunlaps LawnCare
07-27-2008, 05:10 PM
gotta be a little kid or something

J&R Landscaping
07-27-2008, 06:09 PM
that is more than likely a little kid trying to make a dime. i hope.

Its good to see kids with a strong work ethic that early in life! I wouldnt worry about that at all!

Jb3NH
07-27-2008, 06:25 PM
Good for that kid Lance. I like the Sharkfin in the waves.. if thats what its suppose to be at the bottom.

Green Team Landscaping
07-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Lol Good luck to him. He's probably just some little kid trying to make an extra buck. I wouldnt take anything like that too seriously.

Yuanding
07-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Lance has got his head screwed on right. Notice he says "starting at $5". That's just to draw the customer in. Once he sees your plot he tells you "Sorry you do not come into the $5 category" and gives you a quote at least 5 times the initial amount.
As for the presentation of Lance's little effort, it might even be the case that he's got a design company to do a sophisticated imitation of a five year old's writing just so that it'll make him stand out from the crowd. If I do a flyer again, I might rob his ideas.

Cashio13
07-28-2008, 08:34 PM
haha more power to the kid for wanting to earn a buck or two. nothing wrong with helping out the economy in a time of a recession.

STIHL GUY
07-30-2008, 03:52 PM
i should hire that kid to mow my lawn i could pay him his $5 and take on another job and moke more money

greenred
07-30-2008, 04:12 PM
Good for the kid. Its how I got started.

freshprince94
07-30-2008, 04:24 PM
He stole my flyer...and I spent hours on it

STIHL GUY
07-30-2008, 09:41 PM
lol nice flyer