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dfor
10-23-2002, 04:02 PM
So far all of my accounts are rounded out to the dollar. How many of you raise your prices and keep them rounded to the dollar? I would assume that is how most do it. Or do you just go by a percentage?

Phishook
10-23-2002, 04:29 PM
to the $$


that .50 could cost me arround $12.50-$15.00. That's a 12 pack of Heinies!:drinkup:

Richard Martin
10-23-2002, 05:06 PM
To the dollar? Mine are rounded to the 5 dollars.

mowngrow
10-23-2002, 05:17 PM
we round ours to the nearest dollar also

MacLawnCo
10-23-2002, 05:45 PM
nearest five

lawnkid
10-23-2002, 05:58 PM
I always round to the nearest 5 dollars.

CMLLawnServices
10-23-2002, 06:08 PM
Always rounded to the nearest dollar, it easyer for people who pay cash

AielLandscaping
10-23-2002, 06:48 PM
none of mine are rounded. they all pay with checks so change isn't an issue. plus why do you think most things are labeled 19.99 or 49.95 or something like that? it's because that way it seems cheaper.

Esby
10-23-2002, 06:51 PM
To the nearest $5.

ksland
10-23-2002, 06:52 PM
To the nearest 5 dollar

rodfather
10-23-2002, 06:53 PM
Rounded to $5.00

Boycea
10-23-2002, 06:56 PM
round to the nearest $5.00

Fantasy Lawns
10-23-2002, 07:04 PM
$5 or $0

Runner
10-23-2002, 07:10 PM
To the dollar. I price using many step margins. What step margin is, is a marketing term for purchase incentive. As was mentioned above, marketers use this stradegy to gain sales by not decieving, but giving an influenced perception of a lower price. ($19.95, 49.95, etc.) It works, and is very effective. Instead of using the .95 though, I just round down and say $199. or $149.. Many of my fert prices still come out with prices like $116. or $74. per ap, though.

lsylvain
10-23-2002, 07:12 PM
We just plug in the numbers and go with it.

I used to round things off to the $ but It started to become a pain with certain prices, because of sales tax. It is impossible to charge someone in WV $25 after tax It just doesn't work either 24.99 or 25.01. so I just gave up.

Everyone pays by check so it really doesn't matter anyway

Rhett
10-23-2002, 07:40 PM
All in 5 dollar incraments.

GroundKprs
10-23-2002, 08:55 PM
From back in the stone age, I am. Have always rounded mine to nearest 25¢. Spreadsheet has done it for me that way since late 80s. All prices based on time (& materials) needed, and charged at hourly rate for particular job type.

fastlane
10-23-2002, 08:55 PM
$5.00 Than I add tax.

LAWNGODFATHER
10-23-2002, 08:58 PM
Rounded up to the nearest $1.

When I raise prices by a percetage it gets rounded up if it were say $77.83 it would be $78.

Capeash?

Guardian
10-23-2002, 09:16 PM
When I priced a property that was ...say $500 per month, I did not want that "5" on the proposal. Instead, I believe $495 would be more attractive to customer. There are many reasons for ODD PRICING. Customer perception is the biggest.

Recently, I realized that too many times I would use this principle and round DOWN to the nearest 5. There is absolutely NO need go down $5, when $499 has the same effect as $495. I have been loosing $48 per year...which multiplied by...say 30 accts is $1440/yr.

greensummer
10-23-2002, 09:20 PM
Odd pricing, so that you stand out in a very competitive market.

LAWNGODFATHER
10-23-2002, 09:22 PM
Are you going to dress up for Halloween?

greensummer
10-23-2002, 09:43 PM
No. But I plan to hand out candies to the kids.

Happy now?:confused:

greenman
10-23-2002, 10:33 PM
I round mine to the nearest $5. If it comes out $32 on my bid, I quote $30, if it comes out $33, I quote $35.

bubble boy
10-23-2002, 10:40 PM
nearest dollar, tax included.

its true about the "$19.99 " theory at grocery stores and such, but i figure in this case it's more important that it's easier to remember for both parties.

IBGreen
10-23-2002, 10:58 PM
$5.00 here

f350
10-23-2002, 11:06 PM
hey bubble boy, what happens when someone pay's with money thats worth something, umm like american currency?

i love you canuks////

only place on earth i can go to the casino with $10 and get $15 in return

walker-talker
10-23-2002, 11:08 PM
$5 (for now)

MATT

KLMlawn
10-24-2002, 12:57 AM
usually round to $5, but when I increase next year, maybe I will add $4 instead of $5 so they get the feeling of value and savings.... LOL

greensummer
10-24-2002, 10:07 PM
lgf, waiting for a reply, buddy!:)

theplantdoctor
10-24-2002, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by f350
hey bubble boy, what happens when someone pay's with money thats worth something, umm like american currency?

i love you canuks////

only place on earth i can go to the casino with $10 and get $15 in return



You know what... when you get a Canadian dollar, in Canada, it is worth...........(get ready).......... $1.00!!!!!! :p :D


You've just got to like those casino odds!

Ken

P.S. nearest $5.00

BigJim
10-24-2002, 10:53 PM
only place on earth i can go to the casino with $10 and get $15 in return Not quite, come down to New Zealand,you would double your money just by changing it,US$1=.48cNZ.:D .And I round lawns to the nearest $5,or $2.43US;)

crawdad
10-24-2002, 11:01 PM
I round to nearest $5
Crawdad

bubble boy
10-25-2002, 10:28 AM
i was too young to remember, but there was a time (i think early 80's) when both were equal at $1.00.

of course, now we can go into ny state and often bars accept cdn at par.:drinkup:

LAWNGODFATHER
10-25-2002, 02:36 PM
So does that mean Canadians are 2/3 Americans and NZ are 1/2 Americans?

BigJim why do you have a picture of BHB in youir avitar?

LAWNGODFATHER
10-25-2002, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by greensummer
lgf, waiting for a reply, buddy!:)
It was for thread that are like that, "do you dress up for Halloween" get 200 posts to it and the real business ones get 5 if they are lucky.

Administrator
10-25-2002, 03:00 PM
I used odd numbers, $37, $497, etc., .. (excluding app prices which was a fixed price according to my spread sheet)

Randy Scott
10-25-2002, 04:00 PM
All different numbers, whatever I think will get me the work. Sticking with $5 increments could cost me alot of job opportunities. Sometimes, $5 is a big spread in this business.

LAWNS AND MOWER
10-28-2002, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Randy Scott
All different numbers, whatever I think will get me the work. Sticking with $5 increments could cost me alot of job opportunities. Sometimes, $5 is a big spread in this business.
Couldn't agree more. I go up on my accounts everyother year. Half one year and the other half the next year. If it's $30/cut, I'll bump it up to $32. I know some of my customers will flinch if I go up to $35. I've had some customers bump me up higher than what I told them the increase would be. Gotta love these people.

LAWNS AND MOWER