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Old 04-03-2013, 04:33 PM
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Costs are at there all time high and everyone has raised prices. I know I raised everyone 5-10% from last year.

I'm seeing numbers so low working at McDonald's you would make more $$$
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:49 PM
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Luckily those low prices usually only last a few months, and the customers learn about what comes with a $15 dollar cut
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:56 PM
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I'm talking about Commerical jobs not residential jobs. Residential I gave up on 6 years ago.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:59 PM
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Ah my mistake, sorry about that. Large commercials are definitely the money makers
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:57 PM
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Tell me about it. Lost a commercial lot this winter to a guy that bid it to low and the lot ended up calling me back since he was a no show. Now I give the plaza owner my contract for lawn and he said he is going to try out the same guy that was a no show for winter. My price was $90 for mowing and his price was $35. Serviced this place for 4 years and this is how I get treated
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:07 PM
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gonna be a late start forsure this year
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:18 PM
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We have mowers on commercial property's today doing clean ups. They did a very nice job. Although a couple of days in the 50's and they will turn to mush I think
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:35 PM
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Question. Where's the best place for mulch in Wayne/Oakland County. I've tried a few places but looking for something better.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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What is up with the low balling this year. Come on this is redicilious, 1 acre lots for $20. Commerical jobs for $35 that the fert guys are charging $190 a app, Taco Bell in Wixom just got a bid to cut the lawn for $25 and plow it for $45. What the heck.
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You should look into fertilizing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:08 PM
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What is up with the low balling this year. Come on this is redicilious, 1 acre lots for $20. Commerical jobs for $35 that the fert guys are charging $190 a app, Taco Bell in Wixom just got a bid to cut the lawn for $25 and plow it for $45. What the heck.
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Thats why I gave up on commercial. That should be an 80$ cut and 100$ plow, there's 15mins of drivetime just getting in/out of there... every commercial in my area takes bids each year, and every year a different company I have never heard of does them, ill stick to residential for cutting.
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