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Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 PM
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Were are you located ? I can't see from my phone but like you said your market will bear it mine will not
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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I stated that and yes it's a business either way. I just look at it as a self employed job when you're doing all the labor. Especially this industry.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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Down deep south SC, where the world runs backwards, we talk funny and our women don't have teeth LOL But we play some mean football!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 PM
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Cpl, I agree with you 100%. Charge as much as you can. That is what biz is all about. That is what this country is supposed to be about.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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Cpl, I agree with you 100%. Charge as much as you can. That is what biz is all about. That is what this country is supposed to be about.
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Thanks FG I intend to.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:05 PM
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Thanks FG I intend to.
As do I. I agree with the overhead thing. Why do people want to charge less bc they have less overhead? I think that you can be more competitive if you needed to be, but why charge less....
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:08 PM
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As do I I charge as much as I can get depending on the location some 30 some 40 some 50 I won't take a job were ill lose money but I will take one and make lil less profit in hopes it will lead to side work
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:14 PM
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As do I I charge as much as I can get depending on the location some 30 some 40 some 50 I won't take a job were ill lose money but I will take one and make lil less profit in hopes it will lead to side workPosted via Mobile Device
Common mistake, never assume extra work is forthcoming because you have a lower rate than the next guy. I'll admit, I've broken even on jobs because we maintained other properties for a customer, but the work was already there and even breaking even I was getting the margins where they needed to be.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:17 PM
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As do I I charge as much as I can get depending on the location some 30 some 40 some 50 I won't take a job were ill lose money but I will take one and make lil less profit in hopes it will lead to side work
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Kyle, it's all good! we all have our own way of doing business, if it's working for you keep doing what's working, shoot from the looks of it you've got a nicer rig than me so something is going right for ya.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 PM
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Common mistake, never assume extra work is forthcoming because you have a lower rate than the next guy. I'll admit, I've broken even on jobs because we maintained other properties for a customer, but the work was already there and even breaking even I was getting the margins where they needed to be.
I agree, I've fallen for the "I'll give you more work if you'll cut me a deal on this one" never again though.
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