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Old 04-13-2007, 10:50 PM
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You can by-pass the switch by cutting the wires going to it and connecting the two ends to see if it will start. If you can get it running, it would make it alot easier to move and get it somewhere.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:20 PM
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Is it just me or are people starting to become more and more price conscious this year. The past few years, I had very good success making sales, but this year, its like everyone is shopping around. They would go with a another company to save a buck or two even if they are professional and don't have any references. Are you all experiencing this same stuff?
its happening all over the place for me.....Michigan is headed for a dark year

people are going to have there pocket book locked in a safe this year..including commercial accounts

i just had my largest client tell me that most likely anything beyond the contract will not get approved this year....its going to be a tough year to up-sell for anything

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:41 PM
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its happening all over the place for me.....Michigan is headed for a dark year

people are going to have there pocket book locked in a safe this year..including commercial accounts

i just had my largest client tell me that most likely anything beyond the contract will not get approved this year....its going to be a tough year to up-sell for anything

GOOD LUCK
i somewhat disagree i have gotten less calls than i usually do but i have tended to be a 3-8 dollars a week higher but im still getting business, i guess its all about how you sell your business

also anyone that cuts in flatrock and royal oak send me a pm i got some leads for you guys both mowing and minor maintenance jobs
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:39 PM
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i somewhat disagree i have gotten less calls than i usually do but i have tended to be a 3-8 dollars a week higher but im still getting business, i guess its all about how you sell your business

also anyone that cuts in flatrock and royal oak send me a pm i got some leads for you guys both mowing and minor maintenance jobs
thats awesome...but the fact still remains that michigans economy is headed for one of the worst years in a long time...

we are selling a lot of fert jobs and upselling our current clients this year b/c thats where the money is.

we have been spinning our wheels in the lawn mowing side of this business for years and im finally done with it....we have lost one managment company and are about to lose another one b/c of pricing....one company that i have worked for the last 6 years got a bid 25% lower than mine this year...they want me to move on my price but i refuse to...i profide a high quality service for a resonable price.

im ussually boasting that my i dont have to compete with the lowballers b/c of my loyal client base....but now with the economy the way it is even the loayalist of customers is thinking twice about going with the cheap guy even if they know there going to sacrifice quality
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:31 PM
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i have 8 leads for the waterford area and 1 for the clarkston area pm me if you want the lawn accounts
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:42 PM
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anyone know of a 16' skidsteer trailer for sale condition does not matter, must be 10k-14k lbs trailer

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Old 04-14-2007, 07:58 PM
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Hey marino your signs look nice, did you really want me to see them that bad to put 4 on my corner. lol But Good luck hope they work better than C&G did for ya.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:16 PM
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Hey everybody, I'm looking for an Ultravac for a full size lazer, if anyone happens to come across one.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:48 PM
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anyone know of a 16' skidsteer trailer for sale condition does not matter, must be 10k-14k lbs trailer

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Wolverine Rental Ann Arbor has a few 734 665 3223 around $1700.00
They are rusty but heavy duty ask for Bob if you call
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:21 AM
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Grant087,

Please get ahold of me. I can not PM you. I am located in Waterford.

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