View Full Version : Did I quote a price too high?

03-15-2004, 03:08 AM
One customer was "outraged" at my price, and I even went down to a $45.00 an hour install time so i could "be sure" and get this bid.

See attachment for bid...

I might say Phase 1 could have been a little steep, but there is alot of asian jasmine to dig through / trim down and alot of bed prep

03-15-2004, 03:09 AM
phase 2...
has a huge mounc of dirt / sod that needs to be taken out and leveled (about 2 yards). And all St. Augustine grass sprayed, tilled, and removed and then bed prep.

03-15-2004, 08:28 AM
Just a quick glance but it looks low to me...dont worry if you didnt get it...move on

03-15-2004, 08:45 AM
It annoys me when people try to take advantage of me. I like to see what happens with jobs like this. Often the job is either done poorly or not at all. You're never going to win them all and soon you'll realize you don't want to.

03-15-2004, 03:11 PM
Looks pretty low for me also, i would increase the price of your plants for future refference. Thats where your main profit comes in.

03-15-2004, 05:52 PM
EXTEMELY LOW!!! Just on the Begonias you are 18 cheaper than I would have bid. Charge what you have too to make your profit and if you don't get the job MOVE ON!!! You can't loose money and make it! Hope this helps!!!

03-15-2004, 08:34 PM
Personally I think you are extremely low.

03-15-2004, 08:48 PM
Looks a lil' low to me also, don't worry about it if you didn't get it. But be sure to tell the customer that your prices are non-negotiable and if they still desire your service to give you a call.


03-15-2004, 11:15 PM
Ok, Thanks guys. For Phase 1 I had originally planned on 750.00 for the install. But I decided to cut it way down to guaruntee that job. But I'm glad I didnt get it, would have been a waste of time.

03-16-2004, 11:10 AM
are both of these a full day's work?



little green guy
03-16-2004, 11:27 AM
yah looks low. Did you mark the plants up at all?

03-17-2004, 01:46 AM
"How low can you go?"
That used to be a radio commercial logo of a company I can not remember the name of, but I do remember that corny saying. Funny how the mind works.
Like the rest in this thread, you are a might low.
Oh....by the way, how is the retaining wall project going?

03-17-2004, 03:24 AM
Retaining wall...
Havent done much with it yet. It shouldnt be too hard. Just excavate some trench in the ground, fill with sand, and start stacking and watering down the bags.
Going over to my friends house tomorrow to get exact numbers for everything. I'll take pics of BEFORE, and post them when I get back to my dorm next week.

03-17-2004, 05:09 AM
looks wayyyyy too low...if the customer thinks your price is outrageous, you might want to rethink if you want to work for this moron