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Old 06-20-2013, 07:13 AM
caseysmowing caseysmowing is offline
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I thought I was cheap at $65 a yard no pruning, edging or weeding.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:56 AM
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Really hard to say the reason you didn't get it. But I will always call and find out what was taken. More or less for my benefit. You can't win them all but you can get somewhat of a feel for what the market is doing. In the commercial construction part of business it is standard information on what the final bid was taken. Just last week a bid was put in and the decision was made Monday. Called to see what the final number was and they stated they do not give the final numbers out. Just said take my company off the vendor list then.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:08 AM
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They probly were more expensive and just did a better sale. We win bids often without having the lowest price . Its not all about bidding the lowest price to get the job.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:24 PM
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Just the mulch would be $2400 here....
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:37 AM
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I was out bided by the most expensive and biggest company in my area on a bed design and mulch job. Are these bigger companies getting very desperate in this economy, and bidding really really low. I bided 2,500 for a leaf removal , 30 yards of mulch , pruning , shaping, bed edging, cutting of low lying branches and building a few new beds. I am not sure how this guy went any lower , than me , this guy had like 20 guys working on it, a bob cat on site, 2 huge dump trucks. I am smaller and have less overhead and 2, 500 was even low to me.
Judging by your English and spelling even with spell check, he probably had a better sales pitch.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:04 AM
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How do you even get in contact with the people/company to be presented and submit a bid?
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