You may have bid high but I would not have bid low, that was a high maintenance yard and it may be wrong to say this but that yard apparently comes with a high maintenance customer, sorry but when I heard that part about wanting the clippings bagged AND *raked* that was just a bit much. Now you don't lowball these or you will be crying tears it will make you so mad... I have had my equal share of customers turn me down as my turning them down in these cases, most of the time when I do end up with such a yard the customer has prior experience working with a landscaper and they either do a fair share of the work themselves OR they pretty much let me do my thing without interfering, just saying...
No, I mean, lose some win some.
If you keep losing, I'd say three or four in a row, then it might be time to lower your prices.