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Old 03-11-2014, 03:17 AM
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I would like to have year around help and well payed help with benefits, but I would be pricing myself way out of my competition.
well yes, even you did so, you would eventually go out of business for lack of business right?

one job I almost got last year went for 52k, I was 57k… everyone was around 55-60 ish…. these guys 109k…WTF!

This happened every time I see a bid opening… the sky is the limit! woohoo!

so you would think they would go out of business because they don't have any work? Right?

But they do.

How do they get it?
I'm thinking they chose their prices by throwing a hatchet at a dart board to pick a number.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:54 AM
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well yes, even you did so, you would eventually go out of business for lack of business right?

one job I almost got last year went for 52k, I was 57k… everyone was around 55-60 ish…. these guys 109k…WTF!

This happened every time I see a bid opening… the sky is the limit! woohoo!

so you would think they would go out of business because they don't have any work? Right?

But they do.

How do they get it?
I'm thinking they chose their prices by throwing a hatchet at a dart board to pick a number.
We have a company around here like that and they are the largest one. I don't get it. Snow plowing they charged 100 for a quicky down and back on a 300ft drive. Took less than 10 min of their time. Some of my rates ate begininng to be like that, but only for property management companies where I know the job is super short term and I am always on the phone putting out some fire.
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