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Old 07-28-2013, 01:23 AM
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It seems that the market is a strange one. I have heard of bids ranging from $30 - $10 for the residentials I do. I flat them out at 7.50 if they sign on weekly. $10 if they don't. Either way its 7.50 for 4-15 minutes of my time. Either way my point is some customers feel some prices are too high while others not so much, if you're comfortable at $40 then stick with it.
This has got to be the most ridiculous post I've seen yet on here! You had better be charging a minimum of $1/min and that's a bare minimum. When you figure your cost of doing business you need to have this figure as a reference so you don't get over loaded with to much cost.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:53 AM
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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Those are 25 yrs ago postage stamp lawn prices, should be double that if you are mowing, blowing, and trimming. Wait till taxes and expenses hit your working for free.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:10 PM
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Those are 25 yrs ago postage stamp lawn prices, should be double that if you are mowing, blowing, and trimming. Wait till taxes and expenses hit your working for free.
DOUBLE? More like triple or quad troupe even for postage lots you still have to make money!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:16 PM
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DOUBLE? More like triple or quad troupe even for postage lots you still have to make money!
I was thinking if there were several in a row. Keep in mind a 30 dollar lawn is like 3 postage stamp lawns . You show me where you can $25 to 28 per postage stamp lawn and Im moving there to retire mowing them.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:30 PM
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I was thinking if there were several in a row. Keep in mind a 30 dollar lawn is like 3 postage stamp lawns . You show me where you can $25 to 28 per postage stamp lawn and Im moving there to retire mowing them.
Good luck finding that! 28 postage lawns in a row yea! I've got 40 right here beside me but they all mow there own lawn and I would too! it's the reason they bought a postage size lot, so they wouldn't have to pay someone to mow it! think about it!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:49 PM
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Townhouses gentlemen. A lot of them require you to maintain your own lawn. I just broke into this market near me. Building lots of volume for 20-25 a piece. Two stripes in the front, two stripes in the back, weed eat and you're done blowing it off ten minutes later by yourself. Build volume, and you're looking at huge, huge money.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:14 AM
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$7.50? For that pay you might as well work at Burger King! Same pay and less labor intensive!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:16 AM
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Townhouses gentlemen. A lot of them require you to maintain your own lawn. I just broke into this market near me. Building lots of volume for 20-25 a piece. Two stripes in the front, two stripes in the back, weed eat and you're done blowing it off ten minutes later by yourself. Build volume, and you're looking at huge, huge money.
Cheap prices =VOLUME = working yourself to death! Volume is fine as long as your not the one doing the work. not a good plan for a solo guy, if you've got the capital to build volume and have payroll, that works! Why do you think the retail segment can't afford to hire employees! They have cheap prices with high volume but it's not enough to have a decent work force! Not the business model I want to be in!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:30 AM
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Cheap prices =VOLUME = working yourself to death! Volume is fine as long as your not the one doing the work. not a good plan for a solo guy, if you've got the capital to build volume and have payroll, that works! Why do you think the retail segment can't afford to hire employees! They have cheap prices with high volume but it's not enough to have a decent work force! Not the business model I want to be in!
The return on your time and their siZe on these lawns
Is substantially better than the big ones. Ten of these is an acre of grass.
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