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Old 09-29-2006, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Craig's Mowing
If crawdad is so experienced why did he underbid? Sounds not to experienced to me. Plus if you have only owned a lawn service for a year it doesn't mean you do not have business experience.

Crawdad didn't explain everything in his original post, Splicer just gave his opinion on what he would do. I do not agree with him though, if you keep doing it the first year, the second year you could lose it, or if they do go for the increase now you are mowing for two years at no profit (2nd year just breaks even with loss in first year)

Crawdad if you already knew the answer why did you ask? I think I know why, cause you are an ________!

So the answer should be #4, keep at the higher rate that you told the client about originally, but you did not give that as an option!
OK!
If any of you want to mow it for 35 or 45, come on down, I will give up the 50 dollar job for you. I've got plenty of work. At my prices.



Why did I ask? To see what others would do, given a similar situation.
Why did I underbid? Because many of the freekin rocks were covered by excessive growth. Re-read the thread, ask questions, if you don't understand.

No, I didn't put everything in the original post. Do you want the entire conversation?
I have been called a lot of things, but this is the first time I have been called a _________! Wow! That hurt!

There were many more options that I didn't give. I could have listed 10 different options, but preferred to see what others came up with.

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Originally Posted by Craig's Mowing
If crawdad is so experienced why did he underbid? Sounds not to experienced to me....
Why did I underbid? Because I'm human, and I make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but the mark of an experienced professional is how he fixes these mistakes.
Only one man was perfect, and they crucified Him.

Last edited by crawdad; 09-29-2006 at 07:00 AM.
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