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Old 06-04-2014, 11:01 AM
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one last thing.....the price you give customers is your price...its not an estimate. Honor your price and work promised. That's being a man in general
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:47 AM
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Didn't read all the reply's but I always finish the year and then raise for the next season.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:51 AM
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It's guys like him who cost guys like us jobs. Learn how to bid. I hope you learned your lesson "because your in high school and needed money".

C'mon Man!
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:09 PM
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If you're literally losing money doing anything I would put a stop to it immediately. Tell them the truth. If the truth is too hard for them then oh well. You can be in business to lose money.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:58 PM
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I under priced a lawn and I was wondering if I should raise me estimate $60 or just take the loss and learn from my mistake?
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I believe you answered your own question. B-) Next year you might have to bring the prices up a bit though. ;-)
It happens, I bid on a brush hog job one time that got out of hand on me. I big by the acre (and that's ok) but I didn't walk the entire site, and missed the mess of construction debris, and rock dumps on the lower end of what looked like a perfectly flat field. It took me two extra hours working around that mess. (I bumped up the rate the following year...)
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:19 PM
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wow that's a bad estimate, from now on I would give them a hourly rate on any job you have a hard time estimating, fall/ spring cleanup I usually get $60 an hour on mulch I charge per yard but trimming is hourly, everyone has a different hourly rate.
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