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Old 03-27-2013, 08:34 AM
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If I was that broke and had a truck like that one I would do a rattle can paint job. Chestnut Brown wood stain the particle board bed racks.

Trailer would get a brush and black rustoleum paint the metal. Stain the wood floor of the trailer.

Then clean up all that equipment.

My own trailer every year gets the hunter green paint just before I start my lawn season. Along with staining the wood floor and wood side racks.

He is sending the message that I do not even care about my own property so I am not going to care about your property.

He has bigger issues then his equipment.

I bet if he was asked to join a landscape forum he would not want to do that either.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:45 AM
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It matters a lot less than a lot of you guys are willing to admit. Price is almost always the deciding factor. Reliability would be the next most important factor. This is why we pick up jobs in July.

Appearance? 5 tops. Just don't look like a complete hilljack. Speak clearly. Wear clean clothes. This is all common sense stuff, though.
Price shoppers go to Mc Donalds. They do no care about quality. They just know they will not feel hungry.

Those that are smarter and want quality realize going to a good diner you will spend the same for a deluxe burger plater then if you get the big mac and supersize you are spending the same money.

Then there are those that want the best, they go to the 5 star restaurant.

All customers want value for their money.

I just want the customers that value having their grounds look the best that they can.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:56 AM
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Price shoppers go to Mc Donalds. They do no care about quality. They just know they will not feel hungry.

Those that are smarter and want quality realize going to a good diner you will spend the same for a deluxe burger plater then if you get the big mac and supersize you are spending the same money.

Then there are those that want the best, they go to the 5 star restaurant.

All customers want value for their money.

I just want the customers that value having their grounds look the best that they can.
This is simply not true. No matter how many times you say it isn't going to make it so, either. People are interested in price and price only 9 out of 10 times. We mow grass. We plant shrubs. We do not work in a laboratory trying to discover a cure for cancer. Any idiot can do just a good a job as the next in this business if they have the equipment and the drive (and most people have both). Lets not pretend it's anything but exactly that.

Appearance can help you win out if you're the same price as someone else. I don't really see any LCO's around my area that look any differently than the next one, though. Truck, trailer, mowers, clothing, advertisements, etc are all basically identical.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:11 AM
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It matters a lot less than a lot of you guys are willing to admit. Price is almost always the deciding factor. Reliability would be the next most important factor. This is why we pick up jobs in July.

Appearance? 5 tops. Just don't look like a complete hilljack. Speak clearly. Wear clean clothes. This is all common sense stuff, though.
I dont know. around here the bigger companies look a heck of alot better.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:12 AM
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Price shoppers go to Mc Donalds. They do no care about quality. They just know they will not feel hungry.

Those that are smarter and want quality realize going to a good diner you will spend the same for a deluxe burger plater then if you get the big mac and supersize you are spending the same money.

Then there are those that want the best, they go to the 5 star restaurant.

All customers want value for their money.

I just want the customers that value having their grounds look the best that they can.
i usualy go to burger king because its a bit better quality health wise.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:44 PM
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I don't really see how or why that matters when you go on quote runs the prospect is not seeing your equipment.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:47 PM
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I don't really see how or why that matters when you go on quote runs the prospect is not seeing your equipment.
It doesn't matter at all. People are fooling themselves.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:22 PM
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In today's world, I think the best representation of your business is your website. It allows you to showcase your work, equipment, and generally what sets you apart from the other companies in your area.
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I dont know. around here the bigger companies look a heck of alot better.
They have been around longer and may be more established.

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i usualy go to burger king because its a bit better quality health wise.
Horse meat burgers
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:36 PM
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