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Old 04-04-2007, 10:23 PM
1brilord 1brilord is offline
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Lost 350 lawn contract!

Well just wanted to announce that I lost a contract between $50k-$100k. I hope everyone else is having an awesome day like me! I don't even understand why. This was a contract for 350 lawns at $17 a lawn with a non profit organization. The lady had basically inferred that I had the contract over the last 6 months. My company did some routes for this organization last year but was going to do all of them. I may sue in civil court but have not decided yet. I basically built my company and hired new employees based on this contract and this company breached the contract and went with another vendor leaving me high and dry. Any business ventures that I did due to the contract should be reimbursed due to the breach. In tort law this is what usually is done. Anyways pitty party for me.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Loy's Home Services, LLC Loy's Home Services, LLC is offline
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Sorry man, that sucks. Take 'em to the cleaners for damages, loss of revenue and everything else. Good luck.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:40 PM
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Yeah, that does suck - stuff like that makes it easy to get discouraged. But, do whatever you think you have to, if that means going to court, do it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:08 PM
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Make sure her signature is easy to read on this signed contract when you present it in court.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:29 AM
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Why did they go with someone else? Did they give a reason? That really sucks
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:37 AM
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ya that sucks, but unfortunately thats life. Hope everything works out.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:58 AM
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I know what your going through! We bid a 35 unit condo complex and the guy that was on the "Landscaping/Grounds maint." board, who we sat down with and hashed out everything with said he liked us and said things looked good. I found out this guy had no vote in who they awarded their bid to,wtf! So you guessed it...no condos for us. It wasnt a 50k account but real close.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:09 AM
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That does suck, but did you have a contract with her and when was it suppose to expire?
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:38 AM
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Only 17 bucks a lawn? Maybe she's doing ya a favor. Explain the situation further please.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:48 PM
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A little more info would be nice.
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