Originally Posted by stephen424
If you knew she was struggling every since her husband died, you could have offered her that $5 price break a long time ago, until things became stable for her. You'd still be making decent money. It shouldn't take you and your dad no more than 15 minutes to do 1/4 acre.
I've given price breaks several times when needed. It goes a long way sometimes
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You are right it takes about 15 minutes. Our favor to her was not cutting her off when she got behind and never nagging her about it. In the fall we would charge her an extra $40 at the end of the season for cleaning the leaves and boy does she have a ton of them! At the back of her yard is woods so we would cut and clean the yard every week and only charged her an extra $40 at the end of the year. I bet she did not think of that when she decided to switch. I bet these guys are going to want more than $40 to keep the leaves cleaned up. Then again if they are cutting for $20 they may do it for free............