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Old 04-06-2014, 12:33 AM
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^ $400 for 3 yards of mulch? 5-6 yards is way too much

$500 for an hour of working making new beds?

No wonder you only mulch 5% of your clients
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:45 AM
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I calculated again. This time using 5 yards of mulch. I came up with $770. Estimate was sent. I'll keep everyone posted.
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770…843…thats a fair spread for the same job from different points of view.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:53 AM
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You'll get this. Way too low.

5 yards of mulch should be a minimum of - $400
The hedge trimming should be a minimum of - $180
Delivery is fine - $50
Dump is waaaay low - $100 (you're gonna have dirt and sod coming out your ears)
Cut new mulch beds - $500

Way too low. Just way, way too low, bud.
wait is he creating new beds or just edging the beds??

Why would you cut new beds and have no plants or other material going in them, just to have a lump of mulch?

I think he's just edging/widening existing beds.

Your cutting and dumping is way high in that case.
In the other case, it doesn't make any sense why someone would have a blank mulch bed.


why would you need $100 dump fee?

How much do they charge in Ohio to tip a 2 yard dump bed?
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:54 AM
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^ $400 for 3 yards of mulch? 5-6 yards is way too much

$500 for an hour of working making new beds?

No wonder you only mulch 5% of your clients
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How much do you charge for mulch, per yard, installed?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:38 AM
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wait is he creating new beds or just edging the beds??

Why would you cut new beds and have no plants or other material going in them, just to have a lump of mulch?

I think he's just edging/widening existing beds.

Your cutting and dumping is way high in that case.
In the other case, it doesn't make any sense why someone would have a blank mulch bed.


why would you need $100 dump fee?

How much do they charge in Ohio to tip a 2 yard dump bed?
Many of his shrubs line the driveway. That's where he wants the new beds created. The shrubs have a very thinned out frame and small footprint.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:15 AM
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How much do you charge for mulch, per yard, installed?
Ask him.

He'll call me a low baller

Yet he does a whole 5% of his clients.

He doesn't know my market, material cost, or desired profit. Yet I'm a low baller and leaving $35.000 on the table.

But he mulches 5%.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:19 AM
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Creating new beds isn't always a PITA.

Did new beds for a customer this week, garbage lawn, just trying to make it look nicer so he can sell his house.

Took like 30 minutes.

Doesn't mean you should cut down the price, but it's not always that difficult. I can't wait for this guy to sell this sh!t box so I never have to come back there. He fights me on everything. I would have dropped him but he's a referral from a high paying customer. Ugh.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:48 AM
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wait is he creating new beds or just edging the beds??

Why would you cut new beds and have no plants or other material going in them, just to have a lump of mulch?

I think he's just edging/widening existing beds.

Your cutting and dumping is way high in that case.
In the other case, it doesn't make any sense why someone would have a blank mulch bed.


why would you need $100 dump fee?

How much do they charge in Ohio to tip a 2 yard dump bed?
The Rumpke dump has a minimum of $65-$70. It changes every year it seems.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:49 AM
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How much do you charge for mulch, per yard, installed?
$100 is what I get. Never had somebody say no.

I won't do it for less. I hate mulch.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:55 AM
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The mulch calculates out to be 4 yards if his measurements are correct.

His new bed creation will generate ~3 yards of dirt/sod. That is going to take a lot of time to get into the trailer.

His bid is way low.
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