03-08-2002, 08:50 AM
I had an opportunity to buy out a guy's business. He supposedly had a bad back and his doctor told him he had to get out. So he put's an add in the paper. I see it and give him a call, we talk I learn he has like 60 accounts. He really doesnt know how to price them and either do I. So I log on to lawnsite and perform a Search. I find some good info on prices to buy out accounts and I read about a no compete contract. So with my new found knowledge I prepare my offer. He is ok on everything except the no compete contract. He won't aggree and I'm not backing down. So after a few weeks I still see his ad, call him again still he wont agree, a few more weeks still same ad. I call he tells me he sold his business finally but has some equipment left. This all happened back in Jan and Feb. Yesturday I open up paper and this guy now has an add saying he is now accepting new customers and i'm sure he'll accept his old ones also. Too bad the guy that bought him out doesnt read lawnsite im sure he isnt happy now. Thanks to All here that post this great info.