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Shegardi
03-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Yesterday, I did a follow up call with a customer I did a bid for last week. The property is 7.45 acres and I priced their program at $ 1565 per app. When I called the customer, he told me they went with Trugreen for $ 580 per app, $ 2K for the year. Needless to say, I was shocked they bid it at $ 78 per acre!

I have seen them do some very crazy things, but never this bad. The customer liked my program but said it was too good to pass up. Guess we will see what they can do for $ 78. I will be watching the results!

SeedPro
03-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Standard fare up here. They do commercials for 80 an acre all day long. Resis too.

lawnangel1
03-30-2010, 10:30 PM
A customer told me today that TGCL priced her at 45.00 an app it was almost an acre and a half. Needless to say I was triple that, and at triple I thought I was giving her a good deal.

Saurkraut
03-30-2010, 10:35 PM
LOL... I was literally about to vent my self about those "specialists". But you definitely beat me, I thought 3.01/k was bad... then you smoke me with 1.79/k!!!

I was put a bid on a 93000 square feet and it was a PITA small sections all over in a condo complex. When I talked with the prop manager he literally laughed at my bid and said TG bid at 280/app.

lawnangel1
03-30-2010, 10:55 PM
Maybe we should all just hire them as subs???

Shegardi
03-30-2010, 10:57 PM
LOL....yeah, if I wanted 40% cancels I would!

Think Green
03-31-2010, 12:17 AM
Buying power, buying power,buying power!!!!
I know this is off topic but over the weekend, I went into our Lowe's store and saw 1 gallon azaleas, multiple colors and assortments for 1.98 each. That beats the crap out of our local retail nurseries by a long shot.
I guess if you own the chemicals and growers you can pretty much name your price.!!

kirk1701
03-31-2010, 01:18 AM
Buying power, buying power,buying power!!!!
I know this is off topic but over the weekend, I went into our Lowe's store and saw 1 gallon azaleas, multiple colors and assortments for 1.98 each. That beats the crap out of our local retail nurseries by a long shot.
I guess if you own the chemicals and growers you can pretty much name your price.!!

Very good point but on the same hand, that much of the profit is not normally passed down to the consumer

SeedPro
03-31-2010, 05:27 PM
And TGCL's major costs are labor and vehicles, buildings, insurance and taxes. Not product.

Even if they paid the same as we do, it still wouldn't rank in their top five line items.