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Old 04-02-2013, 07:14 AM
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Friends and family are a big NO NO! I will admit though I do my mothers yard for free! it's the ONLY one though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:12 AM
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If i mow for friends I don't really give them a deal. I tend to give them a deal on the landscape type stuff though. Which is always a mistake.

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:13 AM
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Friends and family are a big NO NO! I will admit though I do my mothers yard for free! it's the ONLY one though.
Nothing wrong with that. My mom calls me over occasionally to help with the yard. My step dad always insists on paying me though, but I'd do it for free. Gotta take care of our moms!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:27 AM
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my why is mine keeps wanting to pass for work I try not to let her pay because I know I won't be able get to it although this year since I'm gonna have plenty of time .
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:22 PM
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I will not be playing catch-up on neglected yards. Every year I have a handful of people stop and ask me to mow their lawn that is 2 feet tall because they finally got cited by the city. It isn't worth the time and wear-and-tear on the equipment.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:27 PM
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I will not be playing catch-up on neglected yards. Every year I have a handful of people stop and ask me to mow their lawn that is 2 feet tall because they finally got cited by the city. It isn't worth the time and wear-and-tear on the equipment.
That's why you charge 175 to 200 dollars for $25 lawn thats two foot tall
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:47 PM
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From the start of my business, there was a zero tolerance policy. I was right. The few times I tolerated price shopping or being treated like an hourly laborer, the relationship did not last for other reasons. They were unhappy with my price, next fault would be found with something I did. Hagglers and price shoppers are some of the most ungrateful people I know. They always think they are not getting their money's worth. People are told what their job costs. Attempts to dissect that are taken as a sign that they want to purchase their own product and have the work done by an unqualified laborer.
This is so true. I had a few of these a few years back and I dropped them bc I wasn't going to listen to the complaints each week about minute stuff. That and they were underbid(which was my fault). All of my customers now appreciate me and the work I do. Those are the people I want to keep and keep getting more of.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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I just have no patience for BS and stupid complaints.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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I will not be playing catch-up on neglected yards. Every year I have a handful of people stop and ask me to mow their lawn that is 2 feet tall because they finally got cited by the city. It isn't worth the time and wear-and-tear on the equipment.
^^^ this, and non customers asking for services at a discount. Just because you live on the same road as me does not mean you get a discount
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:20 PM
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I'm gonna stop doing stuff for a profit and give away my services and try to not make enough money to meet poverty level and then get the gubm't to pay for everything!
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