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Old 04-13-2008, 12:17 AM
johnnybravo8802 johnnybravo8802 is offline
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I deal with mostly commercial and they choose the lowest bidder every time. If someone is cheaper the next yr. by $10, they get rid of you. This has happened to me way too many times. I wish I could get away from that cheapest bidder mentality. I was going to bid on a school system last yr. with over 60 acres of turf in the county. The man accepting the bids told me to not waste my time because the guy who had been doing it only charged $37,000/yr. for the entire system. He said that if he were crazy enough to do it that cheap, they would keep giving it to him. He said that I'd do the same if I were in his position. I can name other numerous examples but I don't have enough time.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:49 AM
anrick anrick is offline
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Location: Nassau Bahamas
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Originally Posted by YardPro View Post
you are not making money because you have too many people working.....
$90k/year gross is EASILY handled by one guy and a helper........
While that me be true were you are from but it is different were i am at i live in the Bahamas and the majority of yards down here is alot different than were you are from it normally takes you guys about 20-30 minutes to clean a yard, on avarage a yard 50 by 100 here it will take us 1 1/2 hrs to do that same yard ,in the rainy season here its worse the magority of homes require a once a month service and alot of them is bushes and weeds so you are press for time and thats why you end up with more guys man i can write a book on how it works here in the Bahamas and youl be suprise
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:25 PM
johnnybravo8802 johnnybravo8802 is offline
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Quality Lawn-After all these yrs, I've learned that a lot of people in this business will fill your head full of crap. It has always amazed me how some people can make $1000/hr. and have their phone ringing off the hook-they must be sent from heaven! They could probably get rich selling umbrellas in the desert also!
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:32 PM
GroundEffects125 GroundEffects125 is offline
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I may be intrested in some equipment sorry about ur business
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1996 Isuzu NPR Landscape body (NEW!)
Ford F:350 Crew Cab 4x4
2003 Chevy 1500 HD 6.0L
2001 1500 Chevy Silverado ext. cab
2006 7x16 Lark Enclosed Trail
2002 6x12 Horton hauler
1998 7x22 Open Tailer
2006 6x12 Down To Earth ( LESCO SPRAYER)
2007 Hustler super z 25 Kaw.
2006 Yazoo mid max 52" 21 kaw.
2005 Exmark 44" 18 Khol
2004 Toro Proline walkbind
All ECHO string trimmers and edgers 3 of each
Stihl Back Pack Blower 2 of each
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:55 AM
mobileboy mobileboy is offline
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Umbrellas in the desert...Where can I buy one?! Sounds like a great way to keep the sun off your neck!
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