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Old 03-26-2013, 02:29 AM
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going monthly to bi weekly

how do i figure out what to charge a customer going from monthly to bi weekly mow do i cut iit in half charge the same or give hime a discount i charge him 40 per mow per month
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:02 AM
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So you cut once a month? Just cut in half. Why give discount.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:56 AM
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Why would you cut it in half? You aren't doing half the work in half the time? If you charge him $40 a month, I'd probably charge him $40 per service if he went bi weekly, maybe $35. I'm not really into lowering my price much unless they are going to a weekly schedule. I don't even offer anything further out than every other week. You still have to account for the added time it will take you to drive there twice a month instead of once. And then the added time it takes you to mow it twice rather than once. So please don't cut it in half, whatever you do.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:36 AM
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I only mow weekly unless no rain like last year.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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Yeah I would. Hangs the whole business model.
I have ONE client that has a particular schedule.

Inate winter and fall its once a month. In spring and summer is bi weekly. Every other client is weekly, weather permitting.

The only reason I do this cut is that his landlord is another client with 7 properties. So I like to keep them on my good side. He is an elderly man, and is on a very fixed income. (si, ssdis) so I help out a little.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:05 AM
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If he has 7 properties he's not on a fixed income and probably does quite nicely living off the rent, esp if the places are paid for.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:06 AM
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Ks... Re-read my post. I think you missed something!

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:11 AM
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Oops... lol
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:12 AM
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:27 PM
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Do it for free if you're that concerned about his finances.

If not, I think $30 a time is a nice compromise. It will take you less time to cut the yard since it will be shorter. Less cleanup time, etc..
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