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Old 07-08-2013, 05:31 PM
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someone can't add

Long story short. I get a call about how this business has 4 acres of mowing. Their current company does it for $150. They want to save money. They say they will pay $300 every 2 weeks. I declined. Its a bit low. But their math is off from their thinking.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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Haha wow that's cheap!
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:36 PM
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I make over 640 for the same s.f. I'd pass.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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anyone see their math error?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:52 PM
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anyone see their math error?
Was it a math error or did the guy just misspeak? You didn't provide enough information to see exactly what the error was. They were paying the old company $150 per week? cut? month? and they want it cut every 2 weeks and will pay $300 per cut or per month?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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It should have said 150 per week. Then I said they were willing to pay 300 every other week to save money.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:05 PM
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It should have said 150 per week. Then I said they were willing to pay 300 every other week to save money.
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So how much extra time would it take to mow every two weeks?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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that's $600 a month. i'd do it. that's a good price. a really good price.

i get $125 every two weeks for 2 1/2 acre properties. who cares if they can't add? take the job.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:18 PM
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So how much extra time would it take to mow every two weeks?
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That's not really the point here. As for extra time, all depends on rainfall and weed pressure. I would say as little as 10% more time to 30% more time.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:21 PM
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I don't think I have ever heard of this weed pressure, but I'll take your word for it.
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