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Old 03-05-2014, 09:17 AM
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Anyone know of a good place to buy an enclosed trailer in NE Ohio? Every dealer I go to gives me this...

Me: I need a black, enclosed, 7x16 trailer with a rear ramp door and side door.
Dealer: We have an 8.5x20 for $5,399.
Me: I NEED A BLACK, ENCLOSED, 7X16 TRAILER WITH A REAR RAMP DOOR AND SIDE DOOR.
Dealer: We can give you a deal on a white, 7x16.
Me: F*** it. (I say this in my head and move on to the next dealer)

I tell them what I need and they just try to sell me on something else. I've head 3 dealers do this to me. I did find one who was actually helpful but won't have what I need for a month.
Just Google enclosed trailers Michigan. For some reason, trailers are cheaper in Michigan. A trailer that cost 2350.00 in Ohio, I got for 1850.00 at American Trailer Mart.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:49 AM
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:55 AM
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:43 PM
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Hello everyone. It's a nice day to be outside! I am out doing aerations right now. I just bought a Lawnaire V. If anyone needs any help let me know!!
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:50 PM
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i just checked earth and wood and there standard age mulch ..if a customers call them it is 25.00 yard plus tax ,
contrater price is 19.75 yard plus tax comes to 21.35 yd.
so he makes 28.65 yard @ 50 a yard
then take out gas for the truck.plus a little for insurance we will say the $ 8.65 it takes it down to $ 20.00 for 2 hours of labor ... a hour to go get it .and hour to spread it
he maken like 10.00 a hour ..
And he has a crew to pay I don't get it
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:25 PM
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i just checked earth and wood and there standard age mulch ..if a customers call them it is 25.00 yard plus tax ,
contrater price is 19.75 yard plus tax comes to 21.35 yd.
so he makes 28.65 yard @ 50 a yard
then take out gas for the truck.plus a little for insurance we will say the $ 8.65 it takes it down to $ 20.00 for 2 hours of labor ... a hour to go get it .and hour to spread it
he maken like 10.00 a hour ..
I charge ~$58/yd to spread or ~$87/yd to spread and edge. If I have a good customer I usually round it down a bit.
How does this sound? Only my second year in business.

With contractor prices, Earth 'n Wood charges $27/yd contractor for colored mulch and Mulch Makers charges ~$22/yd. Don't know about Mulch Makers but Earth 'n Wood always gives me 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 yd for every yd I buy.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:46 PM
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I charge ~$58/yd to spread or ~$87/yd to spread and edge. If I have a good customer I usually round it down a bit.
How does this sound? Only my second year in business.

With contractor prices, Earth 'n Wood charges $27/yd contractor for colored mulch and Mulch Makers charges ~$22/yd. Don't know about Mulch Makers but Earth 'n Wood always gives me 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 yd for every yd I buy.
So do they pay for the mulch or you? You get it for 27 bucks charge 58 so you make 31 bucks. I pay 25 charge 85 make 60
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:49 AM
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So do they pay for the mulch or you? You get it for 27 bucks charge 58 so you make 31 bucks. I pay 25 charge 85 make 60
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I do, unfortunately. I don't have much overhead so it works okay for me. I've tried charging more but people expect me to work for peanuts since I'm young. It took me 4 different stops to find a good dealer because of this, too. One dealership treated me like I was stupid the whole time, and lied to me about the condition of his products, trying to sell used and repaired ones as new.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:24 PM
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I do, unfortunately. I don't have much overhead so it works okay for me. I've tried charging more but people expect me to work for peanuts since I'm young. It took me 4 different stops to find a good dealer because of this, too. One dealership treated me like I was stupid the whole time, and lied to me about the condition of his products, trying to sell used and repaired ones as new.
How old are you? What type of shop did you go to?
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:10 PM
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Soft profiting $31 per yard installed will bite you in the a$$ when you hit your late 20's and your body is junk. I say soft profit because that 31 doesn't include fuel, equipment, maintenance on equipment, insurance, advertising, taxes, office costs, so what did you really make? $5-10 bucks maybe for an hour to spread a yard of mulch.

I'm not trying to be mean, just trying to open your eyes. Don't fall for the prey most lawn jockeys think, "Oh I have alot of work I have to be making more money!" NO, charge more work less, then you have more money.
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