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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Side Lawn Care, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    #50 bag-$20.10 is this a decent price or is there someting else like another product anybody else uses that is alot cheaper?
     
  2. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Come on guys - price per bag doesn't mean a thing. It's price per thousand square feet that matters. Seriously, how do you stay in business?
     
  4. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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    agreed, but if your paying a higher price per bag, but have a chance to buy the same product cheaper why the hell wouldn't you? You just increased your profit margin right off the bat. So to answer your question, How do we stay in business. One way is by always looking into the possibility of decreasing overhead with out decreasing quality of service.
     
  5. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Let's get it right - price per bag alone tells you absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip. You have to know how many SF the bag covers, calculate the cost per thousand SF, and then compare costs. Example - which is cheaper, 32-5-7 at $15 a bag, 35-3-3 at $16 a bag or 24-5-11 at $13 a bag?

    The correct answer is the 35-3-3 at $16 a bag. If you don't know why that answer is correct, your business is in trouble. So you see, price per bag doesn't mean a thing unless it is put in the right context. You only get better if you learn to ask the right questions.
     
  6. grassroots lawn

    grassroots lawn LawnSite Member
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    Explain Your Formula For The People Sclawndr..helps The New People. Thanks
     
  7. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Obviously it depends on how much a bag will cover. lets compare apples to apples. if a bag of 19-3-5 at one place costs $25 and the EXACT same bag at another place cost $15 Then you are spending less to buy the product which by default means you are making more. How is that hard to see. And my business does fine thanks again for caring.
     
  8. grassroots lawn

    grassroots lawn LawnSite Member
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    boy that helps people a lot
     
  9. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    sorry i forgot to put the bag covers 12,500 sq ft
     
  10. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think what he's saying (and he's right) if a bag of fert cost $18 and it only covers say 10,000 ft 2 and another bag cost $22 but you get 15,000 then the cheaper one isn't a better buy. i guess thats what he 's saying (in a nutshell).But maybe i'm wrong.
    Back to the original post: Just go to your local dealer tell him how much you need and as I found out they will work with you on the price.Thats why i posted the link.Because the same advise was given to me, and now i'm done with my old retailer and go where i go now.(There prices were to high for the same product at Lesco. Less out of pocket)
    My opinion is,thats a higher end price. You can probably get it cheaper.IMO
     

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