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Old 04-27-2013, 01:01 AM
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competting against a kid

we charge this lady $45 to cut her grass. When she paid us she said this 13yr old boy was handing out flyers for grass cutting. He said he would cut her grass for $17. She told the kid no sorry my yard is alittle big for you. How could I compete against him with other customers in the neighborhood? PLease be creative with it. Don't tell me to just take your time and do a better job then him. Please be CREATIVE with it!!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:19 AM
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Hire him as a sub and keep him covered with work. There is another guy on here who knows the number of some cheap providers in his area and every time he gets a price shopper he gives out their numbers.

In reality if a kid on a bicycle toting a wagon behind him scares you, get out now, lol. I would pat him on the back. Lots of kids today are lazy and won't work.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:53 AM
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(raises hand)


I don't understand the question.


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Old 04-27-2013, 02:55 AM
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Im not afraid i just wanted to see what ways people would come up with
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:18 AM
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I am so seriously not wasting my time worrying about this.
But you go on, if this kid is costing you sleep, keep trying to find, how did you say it?
Oh yeah, CREATIVE ways of competing with him, remember it has to be creative.
Now I'm going back to sleep.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:08 AM
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The most creative thing i can say is don't change a thing. If you add time and work to keep your $45, the kid won. I agree with patting the kid on the back. Last summer i was looking for help, and i gave up. I don't think i want help. If someone can do what you do for $17, then i'd start worrying.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:15 AM
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go ask the kid for a copy of his state/county/city business license/permit and copy of liability insurance. How he plans on reporting his gains.. Use scare tactics on him, hahaha.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:18 AM
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Don't you know the behavior of kids. They will do something for a while and when it is old or too much they will quit.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:22 AM
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we charge this lady $45 to cut her grass. When she paid us she said this 13yr old boy was handing out flyers for grass cutting. He said he would cut her grass for $17. She told the kid no sorry my yard is alittle big for you. How could I compete against him with other customers in the neighborhood? PLease be creative with it. Don't tell me to just take your time and do a better job then him. Please be CREATIVE with it!!!!
No need to be creative, if you cant distinguish the quality or work from a 13year old, then the neighbors should use the 13 year old.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:50 AM
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I seriously believe that the mods should make spellcheck an automatic tool on this forum.
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