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Old 04-11-2014, 07:39 AM
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I have a 14 yard job to do this month. $400 to spread. Beds are very sparcely planted and accessible by tractor. Getting a 25% markup on the mulch also.
You charge $400 total?
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:44 AM
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They have never been cheap with me, he asked me if I wanted to order it or him. I just let him do it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:49 AM
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They have never been cheap with me, he asked me if I wanted to order it or him. I just let him do it.
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Id say 6-800 or so depending on prep. If it's wide open could probably do it in one day with no prep
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:36 AM
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$400 is just flat out ridiculous. Sounds like they're taking advantage of you. Are you really young?
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:24 AM
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There is no way you could get $1000 for less than a day's work around here for labor only.

Sure you could. But the problem is when you have someone else pay for materials now they know what they're paying is just for labor. $1000 is totally justifiable but you get glares because it's only a labor bill. Whereas if you price the whole thing yourself and just bill it all out it gets less questioning.

How long would 16 yards take you? Depending on location of beds, amount of laborers, and what equipment you use the pricing could be all over the board. 16 would probably take me the better part of a day depending on those factors. A guy with a mulch blower might be there for an hour and a half.



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Most people that have it delivered are cheap
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$400 is just flat out ridiculous.
Yep. Most people just have a hard time taking "No" for an answer so they price low to get the job to feel good. I'm no big time landscaper, not even close, but I'll walk from work people on here would fight for the scraps of.

Unfortunately for the topic creator you're in a pickle. If they've purchased the product already you've created a real awkward situation when they say "We have already ordered it and only expected to pay you $350." Even if nothing has been ordered you're still in a pickle and will either need to walk, take a hit and move on, or maybe they accept a reasonable price.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:28 AM
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I'm guessing 9 to 10 man hours, the back yard is gated. Atleast half of the mulch goes back there.Somebody local told me $30-$35 per yard.
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I usually charge $75 a yard if I deliver. But this is the first time I'm only spreading and they had their own mulch delivered.
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So you have your rate, but you're following what someone else is telling you?
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:37 AM
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35 a yard is what I would charge for that.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
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10 hrs, and that's using an old mower converted to a power wheelbarrow. It would take 14 to 16 without it, in fact without the machine there's no way I would do it alone. I think I'm gonna go with $400
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:41 PM
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10 hrs, and that's using an old mower converted to a power wheelbarrow. It would take 14 to 16 without it, in fact without the machine there's no way I would do it alone. I think I'm gonna go with $400
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:42 PM
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10 hrs, and that's using an old mower converted to a power wheelbarrow. It would take 14 to 16 without it, in fact without the machine there's no way I would do it alone. I think I'm gonna go with $400
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Have fun.

I honestly doubt you'll be in and out in 10 hours
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