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Old 04-03-2014, 11:03 PM
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Completely killed by Scotts

I have several customers in a nice a neighbor with lots in the ballpark of 50-70k. Scotts just took a couple customers today giving them a price of 100/app. How is that even possible? I've only really run into Scotts a couple times and they were damn near 100 for properties under 10k.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:48 PM
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That's insanely low. Either they just got a bunch of brand new idiot salesmen or they're trying to shake loose all the local competition and increase their market share.

Either way, 1.50 - 2.00 per k isn't even close to breaking even. Can you even spray water for that cheap and make a profit with the kind of overhead Scott's has?!
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:38 AM
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I have several customers in a nice a neighbor with lots in the ballpark of 50-70k. Scotts just took a couple customers today giving them a price of 100/app. How is that even possible? I've only really run into Scotts a couple times and they were damn near 100 for properties under 10k.
If the Lots are 50-70k how much is that lawn
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:49 AM
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Psh true green would be like $50 or less
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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The turf for these lots are in the 50-70k range.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:33 PM
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The salesmen are going to be happy with the commission--until they get fired. The guys that apply the fert will not be happy.
What would happen if they got paid 25 percent of the revenue?
Give the customer your card, show them the aerial photo or Ilawn measurement--and mention that the sales man didn't measure it correctly--and that is an indication of temporary workers. Give him a brochure and say, "Call me when you need an experienced person, like me. "
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:50 PM
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Yep, it comes down to the salesman trying to earn their pay. I worked for that company and saw this all the time. The turnover rate for that company boggles the mind. The guy that sold those customers on the program will be gone in a month or two, only to be replaced two more times this season. In the meantime, the guy who's doing the work gets screwed and will take the necessary shortcuts to hit his numbers by the end of the day. I have nothing good to say about that company. It's the worst company you can work for in the green industry.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:56 PM
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They are in it for the upgrades...get in there low and sell lots of upgrades is what I bet is going on
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:48 PM
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It's so stupid that Scott's is currently trying to upheave trugreen's market share when they're having image problems and are losing customers... By doing the same effing thing that trugreen did to get themselves into this mess
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:18 PM
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They are out in full force pulling prices out of there asses. I was just thinking how far are we off from Scott's. What does everyone charge for 12000 sqft of lawn. I charge 85.00 and sometimes higher depending on the lawn. Scott's charges $47 that's crazy
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