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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 AM
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It's really none of my business but what will you make for labor after you take out materials etc. Like $30 per app? Not worth the paperwork IMHO.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:33 AM
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I guess I am on the high side because I would have been above 500 without extra drive time.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 AM
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16 K. So...what do you figure is the labor in minutes?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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We would be at $704.00, then offer prepay discount, senior discount etc.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:48 AM
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No, I think most of us are up there with you, Turf Dawg. Like I said $650ish.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:58 PM
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What part of the country are you guys in? 16k sq ft is a $60 yard all day long around here. Sometimes $68 if you're lucky. You guys are talking $6.50/k sq ft and then some. More power to you but I'd really like to know your locations. Let's not get this into a "you're an illiterate arse, you'll go broke!" thread. Keep it civil.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:28 PM
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It's really none of my business but what will you make for labor after you take out materials etc. Like $30 per app? Not worth the paperwork IMHO.
For labor I'd be getting about $30 app yes. Labor money goes right into my pocket. The price also includes enough to cover fixed costs(which as I get more accounts means I make more per account), a small markup, and I also make money off the price difference between gas now and what I factored in to cover my butt. Not to mention contracts for 2 other properties and since I do more than just weed and feed I also have the possibility of mowing contracts, etc.

I also didn't spend any money on advertising because the original lead was from a Google Adwords credit I had.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:33 PM
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That and in my normal service area the price would be about average or slightly high. Higher property values in the area also weren't factored in.

All of that and it's 5 mins from the 8 Acre stadium site I maintain 25 hrs a week.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:43 AM
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Ok, sorry, I tend to forget how different areas of the country vary so much in prices. You can only charge what the market will bear. Good luck again!
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