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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 AM
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Lowballing is very easy if you keep your overhead down.
Hint, these are not the air conditioning's temperature settings.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 AM
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Did you see that 12 year old thread I bumped complaining about lowballers and $2/gallon gas?
No I didn't see it! Got a link for it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:06 PM
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Lowballing is very easy if you keep your overhead down.
The low ballers don't usually know thier overhead, that's the problem. We have a LC in our area that has been low balling for the past 3 years. I have heard from suppliers that he has been cut off, from non payment. It is soon to catch up with him. I know of one supply yard that he owes thousands.

Sure he might go under but, thier will be another to take his place.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06 PM
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The low ballers don't usually know their overhead, that's the problem. We have a LC in our area that has been low balling for the past 3 years. I have heard from suppliers that he has been cut off, from non payment. It is soon to catch up with him. I know of one supply yard that he owes thousands.

Sure he might go under but, their will be another to take his place.
WOW. I pay as I go with the local place. I do have a account I can run a tab on but I never let it get past one job. Right now I owe him just over $150 and I can't wait to pay him this week.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:05 AM
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I see more coming from foreclosure cuttings then anything. I even had a few apply.

The companies are cutting there pay as they find more people willing to do it. The guy told me he was getting $23 up to a acre, down from $28 last year. These arent manicured yards either.

You get a guy like this that figures they can add $10 to that price and be good.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:49 AM
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I love hearing "Well they just stopped showing up."
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:06 AM
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I love hearing "Well they just stopped showing up."
Yup, or you get the cheapskate after giving them a price say I'm not paying more then this. Thats what the last guy charged. Well see you later then.

I had a Inn call me 3xs last year. 2 guys stopped showing and the 3rd was arrested. I told the lady people dont show because there not getting paid or they werent charging enough. After giving her the price she said what I wrote above. When she called me the 3rd time I just laughed.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:14 AM
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Gas prices two and a half weeks ago:

89 octane 10% ethanol = 3.01

91 octane NO ETHANOL = 3.29

As of today February 6th gas prices:

89 octane 10% ethanol = 3.49

91 octane NO ETHANOL = 3.90
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