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Old 02-23-2005, 08:11 PM
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I put a flyer up at a grocery store that alot of older people go to last week. So far, I received two calls: 1st call- a .75 acre yard that needs bagged every week. I got it and am pleased with the price. 2nd call- a guy called and asked me to throw him a figure for 5 acres that is open and no trimming and no bagging. I told him off the top of my head 120 but might be lower might be higher. He told me he doesn't have the property yet but he will see what happens this spring. Do you think I gave him a fair price? I live in a rural part of Ohio so an acre that is flat with some obstacles goes around 35-40 dollars.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:33 PM
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Dude do not change your price. Do not lower it man. The only time I will lower my overall price is when its over 10 acres...maybe...And then I dont lower it very much. 300 is a little high around here...but it should definately be over 200
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:10 AM
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I'm thinking 300 is way to high here especially for me being a beginner, but I'm also thinking 120 is a little low. With costs and expenses and me making 20 an hr labor I'm thinking around 150-160 would be a fair enough price.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:25 PM
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send me a full financial disclosure of your business...........your overhead.....maybe some profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and tax returns........then i may be able to help you out with what you need to charge....

excuse me while i cut and paste this response to 100 more threads
That was funny, the first time I read it.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:34 PM
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Losing Money

I'm losing money on every job so I make up for it with volume....
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:44 PM
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I'm losing money on every job so I make up for it with volume....

If you are losing money on EVERY job, how the heck are you making up for it in volume? Makes NO, NONE, NADA, ZIPPO, ZERO sense to me.

Please explain yourself...I'd love to hear the explanation on this one.
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:48 PM
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If you are losing money on EVERY job, how the heck are you making up for it in volume? Makes NO, NONE, NADA, ZIPPO, ZERO sense to me.

Please explain yourself...I'd love to hear the explanation on this one.
It's called sarcasm!
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:27 PM
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5ac

you need to know how often this cust will let you cut the 5ac.
If he only cuts every two weeks you need to charge more.
I mow around 800ac a month, but with a batwing and charge
$30.00 to $35.00 per acre with a min of $350.00.
with you using a 48 inch walkbehind you will put alot of where
& tear on your equipment doing large mows for little money.

just my 2 cents

but you have to start somewhere.
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:43 AM
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someone called me on a mostly empty mobile home park. 5 acres total.

i bid it at 185 a cut. turns out it took me right at 5 hours to begin, down to 4 once i got a rhythm. did a good job, made folks really happy, had a schedule. ended up with the snow removal for the park. didnt' snow much this year. oh well.

found out the previous guy was getting 750 a cut. but he only got it once before they started shopping it......
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:52 AM
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someone called me on a mostly empty mobile home park. 5 acres total.

i bid it at 185 a cut. turns out it took me right at 5 hours to begin, down to 4 once i got a rhythm. did a good job, made folks really happy, had a schedule. ended up with the snow removal for the park. didnt' snow much this year. oh well.

found out the previous guy was getting 750 a cut. but he only got it once before they started shopping it......
185/4 hours is ~47/hr...take out your costs...are you really making that much on this job?
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