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Old 12-15-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Herrick View Post
I averaged 24 cuts a year, about 45-50 hours a week. Price should have been more, but it's a bid, so you cut corners to try and get it, or keep it.
24 x 50hr x $50 = $60,000

You mowed a $60,000 job for $30,000. That is low balling.

People biding are just like people at an auction. They have to win. So the collector over pays for the antique table. The contractor is willing to low ball so he wins the bid. Then lucky he breaks even.

There is not an LCO that will not hesitate to charge his hourly rate. And will refuse to do a $50 lawn for $40. Yet soon as they see the words BID and Large Property they can't wait to low ball.
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