Originally Posted by MarcSmith
question for ya.
why would you consider NOT marking the prices up?
Because you are already behind the 8 ball if you don't own the equipment. In order to stay competitive I don't see how you can charge a customer a premium on renting something that other landscapers already own outright. For instance if you go rent a skid steer for 250 a day, then charge 30 to 40% on top of that thats up to $350. If this is a one day job....you aren't gonna get it unless you want to work yourself for about 15 bucks an hour. Its very hard to mark up a rental and stay competitive. I haven't rented anything in years but I would break even on a rental and try to get a decent days pay until you can afford to buy the equipment.