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Old 04-13-2006, 10:34 PM
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his, is twice as big, as mine

o boy, they never cease to amaze me...i been doin lots of estimates. meeting all kinds. how is this for logic- i quoted one lawn on the street, @ $40 per week. i quoted another, @$30 per week. the $30 per week customer calls up b!tching, that his lawn is only half the size of his neighbor down the street, and he knows i charged his neighbor $40. THEREFOR, his lawn, being half the size, should be $20, not $30. make sense?
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:38 PM
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sounds like its time to get the shovel out.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:44 PM
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He needs to pay the 30 or tell him to find some one else. Customers do not set the price! You do!
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:06 PM
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He needs to pay the 30 or tell him to find some one else. Customers do not set the price! You do!
Some people just want to feel like they got a deal I usually wont budge on price but I'll through in one free edging which I would probably do anyway. I like to cut the drive and walks out the first time I cut just seems to make weekly stops faster.
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:09 PM
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quick question

Do you guys eyeball the property and give the quote or do you tally the sq ft and do the .005 method...
I am sure it is going vary based on the experience of the person and Comp within that area and all that, but what is the best way if I was a new guy, like whats the method that I should go with cause there are some many posts on the site its hard read em all and remember what i read, but I think I read that the .005 method is ol school way? Bare with me, I am new round here sorry pokin' my nose in, just lookin for any help I can get....
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:14 PM
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o boy, they never cease to amaze me...i been doin lots of estimates. meeting all kinds. how is this for logic- i quoted one lawn on the street, @ $40 per week. i quoted another, @$30 per week. the $30 per week customer calls up b!tching, that his lawn is only half the size of his neighbor down the street, and he knows i charged his neighbor $40. THEREFOR, his lawn, being half the size, should be $20, not $30. make sense?
Ah, but does the $30 dollar lawn have more trim work?
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:35 PM
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You did explain that $30 is your minimum. Tell him that if him & his neighbor called a plumber and the plumber spent 1/2 hour at his neighbors house and 15 minutes at his house that they would both be charged the minimum rate (probably around $90) even though his neighbor got twice as much work done.

If he's still not happy tell him to get a bigger lawn
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:56 PM
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Size usually matters, but in grasscutting, it's irrelevant cause everyone should have a minimum stop fee. Exceptions of course can be made if deemed necessary.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:05 AM
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Just tell him $30 is your minimum.
(which it should be, as you can see lol)
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:37 AM
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