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Old 05-03-2014, 03:34 PM
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$5.00 sounds to expensive.


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I put an ad up on Craigslist to mow a small lawn for $5. The thing is, I will only travel a 1 mile radius, otherwise it is not worth it.

Only got one job in the last 3 days. Weird.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:11 AM
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$5.00 lol wow
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:13 AM
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I know his original thread was deleted because they thought it was fake i believe.. I checked into it.. He's legit.. craigslist ad and all. best of luck with that!!!!

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$5.00 lol wow
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:20 AM
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Maybe you missed the point.

If you give the "neighbors" a lower price and THEN the original one(s) drop you/move/whatever, then you have a property/properties that are underpriced AND you still have to drive to them.

I used your EXACT same mentality when I "low-priced" two of those seven jobs - "I'm already here - a few bucks will cover my gas for the day" - now I'm down to three and one of them is the underpriced job, and I now resent the fact that I'm mowing it for less than I should be.

Grabbing up extra clients all in one spot is GREAT if they all stay that way, but as in my example, you can see that anything can happen.
Yes see your issue but mine is not like that got 2 next door, 1 in front of me and 1 on other side of street very small neighborhood I live in all have been with me for 10+ yrs.

If I have to move my equip. to a job the cuts going to be 30 to 35 at least for the same size yard.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:46 PM
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Maybe you missed the point.

If you give the "neighbors" a lower price and THEN the original one(s) drop you/move/whatever, then you have a property/properties that are underpriced AND you still have to drive to them.

I used your EXACT same mentality when I "low-priced" two of those seven jobs - "I'm already here - a few bucks will cover my gas for the day" - now I'm down to three and one of them is the underpriced job, and I now resent the fact that I'm mowing it for less than I should be.

Grabbing up extra clients all in one spot is GREAT if they all stay that way, but as in my example, you can see that anything can happen.
Yeah, I see the dilemma and it brings up an interesting point.

Have you made it a point to communicate to the customer that this was a one-off price, and regular price is $XX?

Maybe explain that price is only valid if your truck is already there? Then again, I can see how your original customer may feel short sticked.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:57 PM
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Yes see your issue but mine is not like that got 2 next door, 1 in front of me and 1 on other side of street very small neighborhood I live in all have been with me for 10+ yrs.

If I have to move my equip. to a job the cuts going to be 30 to 35 at least for the same size yard.
I do not change my price based on the distance. I let the fuel costs average out.

Never had to deal with a job that was farther then the area that I am willing to work.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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You shouldn't have to lower your price. The quality should speak for itself
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