Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-01-2002, 01:41 AM
Chuck Sinclair Chuck Sinclair is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 336
Some Customers or NOT!!

I went on a maintenance bid (Weekly full service) yesterday, I looked over the yard (About 1K of grass) not much at all to do told them my price and they said fine when can you start.
I told them my price was year round even in winter and they said ok no problem, then I told them I would not be SCALPING the yard like they ok let go with it here is your check for April.
Last night they leave a message to cancel because I cut too tall I call him back and tell him ok fine and he said put the check on mom in-laws account I say ok bye.

This morning he calls leaves a message and says lets go ahead and go with it after all I never called back cuz I was going to tell him I'm all booked up, so tonight he calls and leaves a message to CANCEL and put the check on mom in-laws account again I just love PITAS like this
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2002, 03:54 AM
tpl tpl is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Madison, TN
Posts: 67
I just had a similar problem arise. I am getting $1564 to apply 17 yards of mulch to one of my customers landscapes. I've been mowing his yard for two seasons now. He called me Saturday and said that he just got a bid for $670 and that he would be having them do it. I said ok and ended the conversation. He called back about fifteen minutes later and asked me why I was putting it down at a 2 inch rate and not 1-1.5 inches like the other guy. I responded with "well, Mr Bellings, I want you to have some mulch left in your beds when winter arrives so your plants will have more protection from the cold". He told me to go ahead and do the job and asked me how soon I could start. I told him that I could have the mulch delivered first thing Tuesday morning but I would need a fifty percent deposit to start the job (I didn't want him to feel like he could back out again as easily). I immediately got in my car and picked up a check for $782. i then called my mulch company and set up delivery for 7:00 Tuesday morning with him standing two feet from me. I hope he doesn't us a calculator and find out that the other guy will probably beat my price by about $500 to put it down at 2 inches.
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 12:50 PM.

Page generated in 0.05884 seconds with 7 queries