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Old 03-01-2010, 01:01 PM
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Sounds pretty fair to me. Don't sweat it. Move onto the next one.
I'm not worried about it. I just kinda put this out there for the guys that say that a lot of guys like me don't charge enough money. I'm getting as much as the market will bear and in this case, it was too much.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:11 PM
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I'm not worried about it. I just kinda put this out there for the guys that say that a lot of guys like me don't charge enough money. I'm getting as much as the market will bear and in this case, it was too much.


That kind of sucks because around here that would be considered a mid to low bid.

Just goes to show how different it is around the country.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:07 PM
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I thought it was a good price. Sometimes I wonder just how many of these bids are for nothing anyway, the reason being is this. I think sometimes these people who are in charge has a family member or a buddy who wants to do it but because the higher-ups make them get more than one estimate, they do, and keep getting them until they make sure that their buddy has the lower one.....When I look back at a couple bids I did when I first got in this and know that I bid way to low and still did not get it. Just my 2 cents....
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:22 PM
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dont sweat it i use to worry about that stuff but you will get something els thats a nice contract to have, you cant always get what you bid
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:05 PM
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dont sweat it i use to worry about that stuff but you will get something els thats a nice contract to have, you cant always get what you bid
I'm not worried about it. I just kinda put this out there for the guys that say that a lot of guys like me don't charge enough money. I'm getting as much as the market will bear and in this case, it was too much.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:27 PM
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Just a thought, HOAs choose companies for different reasons. The price is not always the most important. Sometimes it could be qualityof work as viewed by the HOA. The type of equipment used by the company, or refernces. Some HOAs send out bid request to find out if their service company is within the acceptable rate for the area. This dose not reflect on the service company, its just a choice the HOA made.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:36 PM
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You guys better start sweating it. Do you think it's going to get better next year? No way, this buisness is going in the crapper fast.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:33 PM
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You guys better start sweating it. Do you think it's going to get better next year? No way, this buisness is going in the crapper fast.
Its in the crapper already. I had more profit per mowing 12 years ago with slower mowers. Cost of equipment is sky high, new guys starting are real cheap, and the times are very tough now. To keep any business you have to watch your price very close.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:42 PM
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I'm not worried about it. I just kinda put this out there for the guys that say that a lot of guys like me don't charge enough money. I'm getting as much as the market will bear and in this case, it was too much.
I think they did you a favor. Litter pick up on 2.5 acres for 52 weeks, plus mulching, plus trimming 2 times, all at $ 15.38 per week. No Thanks....
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:17 PM
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It would be interesting to know what the winning bid was. Not considering the trash pickup and small amount of mulch & weeding, the 31 cuts come to ~$171 per cut. If the job was on, or was close to my normal route, I might could go as low as $4,650 or $150 per cut. The year round trash pick up would give me the most heart burn. If you hear what the winning bid was please let us know.
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