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Old 03-28-2001, 10:10 PM
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Your price is WAY to low. The tree companies up here get $330 to cut and $100 to dispose of per tree. Weeding will take at least 6-8 hrs alone! Your bid should be for a min of 20hrs!
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Old 03-28-2001, 10:11 PM
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If you want to bid union scale using out of shape workers who spent the winter holed up in front of their Dell then you should bid the 30+ hours others suggested.
I guess that would be me, since the heaviest thing Ive lifted all winter would be a 40 oz. and a pkg of Ho-Ho's -LMAO.

Glad Im starting clean ups on Monday so that by May I can be the king of the scrubs again to qouote Stone.

Good Luck this season!
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Old 03-28-2001, 10:32 PM
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"Weeding will take at least 6-8 hrs alone! "

Maybe I mis-read the question, but what weeding was being spec'd?
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Old 03-28-2001, 10:42 PM
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If you put the bid in already why are you asking now? I think it is low myself, just completed a job with 14 plantings, a few plant moves, and minor clean up with one load removed and it was $975, I'm sure I would have bid more on this job.

Were they excited when they got the bid?
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Old 04-01-2001, 06:54 PM
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Whew I just finished up this job started Friday Morning around 8;30am worked to 1:30p then started up again sat at 9;00 am and finished up at 1:40pm total time 9 hrs 40 min for one man... hey thanks for all your info...
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Old 04-01-2001, 10:38 PM
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Ron,

What type of tools did u use to do that job? Just curious because that seems like an awful lot of work to accomplish in 9 hours with one man.
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Old 04-01-2001, 10:57 PM
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This whole job would be a one day, one man job for me with my tree guy as my sub taking down the tree and the limbs.
Even if all you used were a hand rake chain saw hand pruners and pitchfork this was a gravy job for those familiar with what they are bidding on.

[Edited by thelawnguy on 04-01-2001 at 11:00 PM]
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Old 04-02-2001, 06:37 PM
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Ron...

Now that you are done do you feel like you bid properly or do you feel you cut yourself to low?

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Old 04-02-2001, 07:32 PM
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ron if you work that fast And hard all the time I've got a job for you.LOL how old are you?
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Old 04-02-2001, 08:15 PM
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Ron...
It sounds like for you, you bid the job right, be glad you submitted the bid BEFORE you posted the question here.
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