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Old 10-25-2013, 03:54 AM
greendoctor greendoctor is offline
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Originally Posted by ted putnam View Post
$100/acre...No Freakin way! A good quality 30%N fert costs me around $20/50lb. 3 bags per acre and my material cost for fert alone is $60 add a little weed control and I'm out there for $20/acre. No thanks...

I have never given volume discounts. I look at it like this. I need to make as much money spraying one 44,000 ft sq lawn as I do spraying four 11,000 ft sq lawns. The materials cost me the same either way. The only thing I have saved by doing one large stop as opposed to the four smaller ones is about a gallon of gas used to drive between them. IMO, volume discounts are for businesses selling a product, not a service.
Well said. People do not pay my 1000 sq ft x 43 price for an acre, however, materials are not given away. Just because it is a larger area does not mean I start putting cheap stuff in the tank. If someone cannot afford me, and yes, this happens with alarming regularity when the lawn is over 5000, I walk.
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