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Old 02-02-2013, 11:34 AM
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Take a look at my website and see for yourself if I care about quality or not.

www.creativelawncaresolutions.com

It's not an "attitude." The people that just want their lawn mowed once a week are so much easier to deal with then the people looking over your work with a fine tooth comb.

Also, edging and pruning isn't rocket science. We all do all of those things. The machines do all the work. We just point them in the right direction.
I didn't mean to offend you. I wasn't saying that you didn't care about quality.

What I am trying to say is, that the customers that don't care and are easy to deal with, are the ones that low ballers can easily take from you. I have many customers that are a pain and those customers will think twice before they go for a lower price.

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I have a commercial account that is very picky about the landscaping around their property. My contract is $23k a year for just maintenance. The manager resigned a 3yr contract with our company. After signing he showed me another price from a company for $17k. If this customer only cared about straight lines, he would have jumped on the other landscaper.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:39 PM
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Gas prices will probably get back to where they were at last summer if not higher.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:51 PM
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Gone up 16 cents in the last week here.almost 4 bucks again.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:34 AM
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Gas prices are on the way up, not down.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:04 AM
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Yeah, the lowballers are coming here and we'll tell them exactly what they need to know to steal our customers.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:04 AM
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My price is my price PERIOD! If they don't like it, then I tell them to have a nice day! When they try and talk you down from the get go, that immediately throws up a red flag for me! If they are going to try to talk you down from the start, then imagine what they might be like during the course of the year? No thank you! I have a business to run and a family to support! I don't have time for that. Having someone talk you down is taking food out if your kids mouth so to speak! (I hope I worded that phrase right lol).
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:27 AM
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http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2013...ss-2013/2.html

We all know higher prices weed out the chaff. Bring on higher gas prices please!
This coming from the liberal media who supports a president with a massive "spending problem" and a huge increase in national debt? I'm sorry, I don't mean to bring politics into this BUT when the prices are already at the threshold that the media says its going to be at and then say its going to be cheaper, that throws a red flag out there! I don't believe one word the media says! There's no more honesty in journalism!

With that being said, lowballers will come and go! Year in and year out! I've accepted that its part of the business!
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This coming from the liberal media who supports a president with a massive "spending problem" and a huge increase in national debt? I'm sorry, I don't mean to bring politics into this BUT when the prices are already at the threshold that the media says its going to be at and then say its going to be cheaper, that throws a red flag out there! I don't believe one word the media says! There's no more honesty in journalism!

With that being said, lowballers will come and go! Year in and year out! I've accepted that its part of the business!
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Did you see that 12 year old thread I bumped complaining about lowballers and $2/gallon gas?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:07 AM
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Yeah, the lowballers are coming here and we'll tell them exactly what they need to know to steal our customers.
What secret are they going to learn?? Price rediculasly low to get the job?? Isn't that what they do anyway??
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:22 AM
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What secret are they going to learn?? Price rediculasly low to get the job?? Isn't that what they do anyway??
shhhhhhhhhhhh...they're listening
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