Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2008, 04:54 PM
hotrod1965 hotrod1965 is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 530
No one can complain about lowballers more than me..

This from the detroit craigslist..

"Hello
My name is Ryan and I am offering my services to put up your christmas display at your home or bussiness I bring all tools that is needed and you just supply your decorations, You tell me what you want and thats what you will get and I even come back and take down and put away I charge $25.00 a home, bigger displays run a little more feel free to e-mail me or call 810-410-XXXX."
__________________
The LED Warehouse
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2008, 04:56 PM
hotrod1965 hotrod1965 is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 530
and another....

"We can put up your Christmas Lights! Don't risk hurting yourself!! -Let our climbing monkeys string up your Holiday Cheer.

Great Low Prices, make us an offer!

Rapid Same Day Response.

2 man crew can do it today, or we can schedule a mutually convenient appointment.

Please Call Chris 313-989-xxxx
__________________
The LED Warehouse
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2008, 05:19 PM
MJS's Avatar
MJS MJS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 1,316
Wow dude, wow. The only place I ever put up Christmas lights for $25 was my grandparents' house. . .

Do you do holiday lighting setup/take down?
__________________

MJS Lawn & Landscape

Servicing commercial and residential properties

Legal, Licensed, and Insured

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2008, 07:06 PM
hotrod1965 hotrod1965 is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 530
We are a full service company, also a lighting retailer.

I sell one strand of lights for $25... There are a ton of guys around here that pull this crap!
__________________
The LED Warehouse
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2008, 07:07 PM
umpire umpire is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cumming Ga
Posts: 27
Here is one from Atlanta,s Craigslist

We hang/install all Christmas lights and decorations.We can even provide the lights. $50.00 minimum. CALL 770 279 xxxx
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-20-2008, 10:36 PM
TXNSLighting's Avatar
TXNSLighting TXNSLighting is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 6,459
Need help putting up your Christmas lights and/or decorations? I am a licensed electrician and will do both starting at $75. Call Brandon

I just found this one...Lovely...
__________________
Ryan

Always a lesson, never a failure.

www.meangreenlawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-20-2008, 10:54 PM
TXNSLighting's Avatar
TXNSLighting TXNSLighting is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 6,459
Man i found way to many to post on here...What a shame.
__________________
Ryan

Always a lesson, never a failure.

www.meangreenlawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-20-2008, 11:29 PM
David Gretzmier David Gretzmier is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Fayetteville,AR
Posts: 3,648
There seems to be a lowballer cycle. they get lots of work, go broke, go out of business. Customer gets upset and calls you. asks what planet are you from for charging more than the guy that went bankrupt. they hire another lowballer. lowballer gets lots of work, repeat.

The sad thing is I rarely am able to convert a customer over to the profitable side of this business once they have had a crazy cheap person. They poison and unprofessionalize the business.
__________________
freedom
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-21-2008, 06:48 AM
turf hokie's Avatar
turf hokie turf hokie is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Metro NY
Posts: 2,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Gretzmier View Post
The sad thing is I rarely am able to convert a customer over to the profitable side of this business once they have had a crazy cheap person. They poison and unprofessionalize the business.
Tell me about it. Ran into this when giving a quote a couple of weeks ago.
All LED lights
350 c-9 on roof
48" wreath
48" Star
Garland on door
Swags on Sconces
3 large shrubs
Installed, maintained, removed, stored.
$900 and she refused to pay more.

Funny thing is, she fired the last company b/c they left exposed wires after the install, refused to service it b/c it was an "internal electrical issue, you should get an electrician" and NOT their lights, and never removed the lights at the end of the season. I saw where she tried to get the lights down and all the exposed wires, it was a mess.

BUT she hung up on me during the follow up call when I refused to match this idiots price.
__________________
www.SecondNatureLawnCare.com

www.CTPreservation.com

www.ChristmasDecorNY.com

"What do you mean we canít get rid of those weeds in time? Then go over there and put some fancy signs with Latin names in front of them."
Walt Disney
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-21-2008, 09:35 AM
hotrod1965 hotrod1965 is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by turf hokie View Post
Tell me about it. Ran into this when giving a quote a couple of weeks ago.
All LED lights
350 c-9 on roof
48" wreath
48" Star
Garland on door
Swags on Sconces
3 large shrubs
Installed, maintained, removed, stored.
$900 and she refused to pay more.

Funny thing is, she fired the last company b/c they left exposed wires after the install, refused to service it b/c it was an "internal electrical issue, you should get an electrician" and NOT their lights, and never removed the lights at the end of the season. I saw where she tried to get the lights down and all the exposed wires, it was a mess.

BUT she hung up on me during the follow up call when I refused to match this idiots price.

I always get a kick out of how people don't get that you "get what you pay for".

I did convert one company over this year from a bad experience from a low baller.. but mostly Dave is right, they just don't learn thier lesson!
__________________
The LED Warehouse
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 AM.

Page generated in 0.10090 seconds with 7 queries