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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 PM
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I don't know you say you're charging $6 per bag. 13.5 bags in a yard so $81 a yard installed. That is more than I can charge in this area for a yard installed. I'm around $65 a yard installed with no bed prep. I'm only paying $24.30 a yard for the mulch and you're paying $38.48 for a yard of mulch. Of course I didn't add in any sales tax or delivery fees.
I don't see how you can pick up, purchase, deliver, and instal for that little. I guess it's fine. I don't know market value where you are.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:17 PM
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I don't see how you can pick up, purchase, deliver, and instal for that little. I guess it's fine. I don't know market value where you are.
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I guess you didn't see the part about I didn't add in any delivery fees meaning in that example I always add in for delivery. I don't pick it up I have it delivered. I put down 2 yards an hour no problem. A little over $80 a man hour with no power tools being used. I don't see the problem. The only problem is I'm high for the area.

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:31 PM
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I guess you didn't see the part about I didn't add in any delivery fees meaning in that example I always add in for delivery. I don't pick it up I have it delivered. I put down 2 yards an hour no problem. A little over $80 a man hour with no power tools being used. I don't see the problem. The only problem is I'm high for the area.

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/fgs/3714657150.html
Oh I see. It's a shame others being all the rates down. Why do folks want to work for free?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:36 PM
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I was looking at the price in bulk for mulch. You can get a cubic yard for around 28.00. I think it takes 9 2 cubic foot bags to equal a yard. That would make your price per cubic yard with bags around 30.00. So it's not much difference in price in my neck of the woods.
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27 cf in 1 cy.

9 x 3 cf bags = 1 cy
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:36 PM
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Oh I see. It's a shame others being all the rates down. Why do folks want to work for free?
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You got me. I see the confusion about my previous post I stated "I'm around $65 a yard installed". That's my base price bed prep, shrub trimming, delivery and any edging would be added in on top of the $65 a yard.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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27 cf in 1 cy.

9 x 3 cf bags = 1 cy
Welcome to post #12. Always good to repeat it though.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:39 PM
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Not you, I mean other people causing guys like you to not be able to get Max value
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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Not you, I mean other people causing guys like you to not be able to get Max value
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I hear you. I don't get very many mulch jobs from locals, I do a lot for my customers who live in other states and have second homes down here that I maintain. Most of the nurseries are installing mulch for $1 over what the bag costs .
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:01 PM
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I haven't read all the post, but do you think it's profitable to buy it for 2.85 a bag and install for 6.00 a bag? That's 3.15 per bag to pick it up, deliver it and install it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:06 PM
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I haven't read all the post, but do you think it's profitable to buy it for 2.85 a bag and install for 6.00 a bag? That's 3.15 per bag to pick it up, deliver it and install it.
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You said earlier your guy did 40 bags in an hour and a half. At $3.15 per bag you were at $126 or $84 an hour. Is that enough to cover your costs and leave any profit? That's the question. Very small sample size. Go back and look through your jobs and break the costs down.
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