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Old 08-17-2010, 01:29 PM
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For those that do fall clean-ups

for those who do fall clean-up, do you have your customers pay full payment up front or have them give you a deposit and collect the amount due when job is complete. last year i had clients that wated 2 visits with no contract and when i return to do the second clean up they said they did not want are service for the 2nd one so i was out half of the money when i cleaned up almost 80% off the leaves the first time. just wound how you guys do things.

thanks for any help
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:19 PM
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If its not for my regular mowing customers, its strictly by the hour @ my highest hour rate $ 45- $50/man hr.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:31 PM
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My regular customers are charged $6/45 gal bag picked up regardless of what method I use to collect them and I perform the work when I think it needs done. I have never been slighted by a reguler customer. New customers are also given a set price but are expected to pay the day I complete the work. After you have done it for a while you can pretty much visualize how many bags that will be and give them a price up front. You may come up short on a few jobs but overall it works out for me. We have live oaks in my area so leaf collection keeps me busy from late winter to fathers day.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:22 PM
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up here we quote per job.....so complete clean up for X dollars, regardless how long or short it takes us. For regular clients they are invoiced monthly, for stand alone customer they pay day of or no service is performed
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:07 PM
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up here we quote per job.....so complete clean up for X dollars, regardless how long or short it takes us. For regular clients they are invoiced monthly, for stand alone customer they pay day of or no service is performed
I price everything "by the job". That way if I get screwed, it's because I bid wrong...
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:54 AM
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you will have to feel out your custoemrs, all of our "CLEAN UP" Jobs are under contract.

we dont get paid untill the end of the month.
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