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Old 05-07-2014, 09:37 AM
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Under priced lawn

I under priced a lawn and I was wondering if I should raise me estimate $60 or just take the loss and learn from my mistake?
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:46 AM
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Tell them you underestimated and arent able to do it unless you raise the price. Know when to walk away.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:56 AM
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Tell them you underestimated and arent able to do it unless you raise the price. Know when to walk away.
The problem is I already started.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:00 AM
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If you started finish it don't raise price in the middle of a job. May need to mark this one up as a learning lesson.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:03 AM
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If you started finish it don't raise price in the middle of a job. May need to mark this one up as a learning lesson.
It was only an estimate so would it be wrong to say I came in over the estimate.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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Chalk it up as a loss, the bad rep from the customer is worth more than the money. Go through this season, show them the value of your work to justify your increase next year.
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It was only an estimate so would it be wrong to say I came in over the estimate.
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In the end I will be getting $1 under minimum wage.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:15 AM
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Some jobs are worth sucking it up and taking the loss - some jobs aren't.

Hard to say from a one-sentence post.
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I thought it was mowing, and you don't want to take a loss of $60 for 25 weeks in a row. Is this a one time job?
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:51 AM
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It is a spring clean up and mulch job and I will be making 6.90 a hour. The people in my crew and I are in high school and we need the money. But I also don't want to insult her by raising the price what should we do?
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