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Old 03-28-2007, 09:18 PM
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I seem to find these things thrown in my driveway a few times a year...once I actually called the guy, and asked about his rates, if he was insured, and then had him come over to give me an estimate. When he showed up, he saw my 3 trucks fully lettered and all of my equipment sitting in my driveway, and promptly turned right around and left. Haven't seen him around in this subdivision since.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:40 AM
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A roll of quarters.
And your an a*shole dude. I have read many of your posts.

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Old 12-08-2009, 02:48 AM
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sorry but I have to agree, but that would make me as happy as having a root canal then I would call the cops because you littered JK, but I have some crazy people near me that would do just that.


most guys around here stuff them behind the flag on the mailbox.
Funny...so you would be more offended by an ad on your driveway which is LEGAL, (btw, it is NOT littering. I even called the police and they said to call planning and zoning-lol, you know what that means???...that its NOT illegal and that they also don't want to deal with it!) over someone stuffing an ad on your mailbox which is a FEDERAL OFFENSE?

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:46 AM
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I had 15,000 ads printed up and would like to get them out all this month. I was going to put the ads(3 3/4 x 8 1/2) in a plastic bag and toss them on peoples driveways. This way I could do ALOT with the least amount of time and effort. BUT, I need ideas on what I can place in the bag that would hold some weight to toss it and not have it blow away.
Buying an extra 15,000 pieces of anything is going to get costly fast.
What are some absolute cheap ideas for adding wieght to these bags, aside from rocks??
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hears your help.......This is considered littering, buy a book of stamps and mail them. Take a little extra time and go to the door and introduce yourself. Take that filer to a local news paper and have it published in the classifieds. Don't litter the homes you are trying to sell your services to. I have no idea what kind of operation you run, if you are running a professional service or your goal is to... rethink this kind of lazy advertising. This is not the road you want to go down. This is something a 14 year old would do after school. If you take a minute and think about this with raw personal honesty you will see what I am saying. Remember the average fine for 1 event of littering is 50.00. Be prepared for people to call you and demand you return to pick up your trash.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:32 AM
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Just because Sean Adams put it in his book doesn't mean its a good idea... does he even have a landscape company? Gurus, especially the internet variety are seldom as great as they would have you believe, many are down right fraudulant. Hell I could easily write a book portraying myself as a successful business owner just by regurgitating tidbits gleaned from lawnsite when really its only my second year.

Just because the police told you to call someone else doesn't mean you can't get fined for it. Have you ever heard of a code enforcement officer? Its basicly their job to hand out fines for things like this, if there is in fact an ordinance against it in your area.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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also way to resurrect a 2 year old thread to sling an insult
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:28 AM
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also way to resurrect a 2 year old thread to sling an insult
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Sorry but an ASS needs to be called and ASS.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:54 PM
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Anything that is placed on my driveway i just run over, bad marketing imo
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:33 PM
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Actually at our Tru Green branch one year about 1978, a woman came in and tried to sell the manager on small plastic rain guages with our name and number on them. I think we ordered a couple thousand. (Not sure if the poor lady ever got paid). I don't recall exactly how we used them in our marketing plan. They costs us about 50 cents each. (maybe).

Actually you could enclose a half an ounce of grass seed for weight in your promotional bag. Or maybe a plastic coffee mug or glass, (which could double as a rain guage.) Could also enclose a sample of fertilizer--suited for house plants or hanging baskets. Or maybe some wrapped and sealed candy--M&Ms for instance. Mars bar.

Or maybe the bag doubles as a a soil sample bag--they get a free soil test if they fill it and and bring it in, or call for an estimate. (If you didn't want to spend much--just use a pH meter or test kit).
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:52 PM
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ive done it each spring and have tossed em only next to sunday papers, always had great response and never a complaint. you guys may think it's unprofessional but its netted me over 100 residentials in less than 5 years.
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