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Old 03-03-2011, 11:09 PM
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yeah if they are happy with you and have used you for a while they aren't gonna change their lawncare person over $5....customers like to stick with someone they know and trust
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:17 PM
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Raise em, worse case you may lose a few, but chances are you won't lose any. I've never lost a customer over $5.
Using a push mower blows, I don't even have one....
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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i would explain to them why you are raising the price...have you looked into a 26" mower? i know a few companies make them and it that would fit in these yards it would pay for itself soon enough and save you time
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:56 PM
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Think about if you raise the prices and only lose a couple you will be making the same or more for alot less work.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:16 PM
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On these small yards in Texas they think you should be using 21" on everything so raising the price won't work. And there are mid size companies that are doing them for less than $30 with 21" units.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:12 PM
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There's no stupid customers willing to accept $45/cut lawns that their neighbors are getting for $25. Those days are over...
This point cannot be emphasized enough. There has been a paradigm shift in the industry. Good post.
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