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Old 11-13-2013, 09:41 PM
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Maybe because it's true!
My whole point! Who doesn't understand this!?
9-9=0
4-2=2
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:38 PM
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mx we can talk till we're blue in the face, but until the industry is regulated we'll never get rid of the budweiser bobs! so we have to rise above and stay out of that lowball market.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:34 AM
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Why do have to read this exact type of post once a week. Come on folks!
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you don't have to read anything so stop whining.

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is very very valuable information that 9 out 0f 10 people don't seem to grasp. ITs easy to repeat but not so easy to understand for most.
And if more people did understand it then more of us would be able to make money instead of just getting by.

I can't tell you the number of people I have talked to that think if they did a self employed job with all their own tools and grossed $25 in an hour that they just made $25 an hour.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:37 AM
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mx we can talk till we're blue in the face, but until the industry is regulated we'll never get rid of the budweiser bobs! so we have to rise above and stay out of that lowball market.
You're right and that's what kills me. I will say I have my real estate license and its a very similar industry. Pros, ameruers, and assholes
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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I can't tell you the number of people I have talked to that think if they did a self employed job with all their own tools and grossed $25 in an hour that they just made $25 an hour.
This is very very true.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:38 AM
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My whole point! Who doesn't understand this!?
9-9=0
4-2=2
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If figuring long term loss over a 5 year period was as simple as 9-9=0 then there wouldn't be a problem

Here's a real life example. I talked to a you g fella who just spent 18,000$ to buy 60 accounts and some old equipment (he lives at home and I believe his parents bought the accounts) so now he had about 120 accounts
He was bragging how he just doubled his income.

If he or any one else thinks he actually doubled his income then he would be one of the people who understands that
9-9=0 but doesn't understand any more than that

And this young man is typical of new owners.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:43 AM
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Well either way the season is just about over here, what a relief. Hopefully I can hit the ground running next spring. Hey "themadcutter" too bad I'm not using my eng degree from UF but what a great school (I see your in Florida). At least I was able to diagnose some electrical issues from the Ferris schematic. Go Gators!
GO GATORS!

I feel bad your not using your engineering degree also. That's a lot of money to spend to learn how to fix a mower.

When the cape closed there were a bunch if guys who took their severance pay and bought all new lawn equipment.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:46 AM
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If figuring long term loss over a 5 year period was as simple as 9-9=0 then there wouldn't be a problem

Here's a real life example. I talked to a you g fella who just spent 18,000$ to buy 60 accounts and some old equipment (he lives at home and I believe his parents bought the accounts) so now he had about 120 accounts
He was bragging how he just doubled his income.

If he or any one else thinks he actually doubled his income then he would be one of the people who understands that
9-9=0 but doesn't understand any more than that

And this young man is typical of new owners.
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It's remarkable
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:49 AM
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you don't have to read anything so stop whining.

two
is very very valuable information that 9 out 0f 10 people don't seem to grasp. ITs easy to repeat but not so easy to understand for most.
And if more people did understand it then more of us would be able to make money instead of just getting by.

I can't tell you the number of people I have talked to that think if they did a self employed job with all their own tools and grossed $25 in an hour that they just made $25 an hour.
I think you misunderstood me. I wasn't whining towards the poster, but rather towards the idea that it has to be said so much. It's a shame that people aren't picking up a book and learning Econ 101when starting a new business.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:21 PM
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I think you misunderstood me. I wasn't whining towards the poster, but rather towards the idea that it has to be said so much. It's a shame that people aren't picking up a book and learning Econ 101when starting a new business.
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Oh. My apologies for any mis placed attitude thrown in your direction.
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