Actual Craigslist response

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Liendeni, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Liendeni

    Liendeni LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    This is an email that I received today from a craigslisting that I posted:

    How much do you charge per cut? I'm looking for someone to cut my grass. I broke my mower. I am not looking for a monthly account right now. I had an offer for $40 per month. I need to know right now for 1 mow and if it is reasonable enough I may have someone to cut it as needed basis. I don't have much grass and I only need the grass mowed. I don't need all the mulching, trimming, etc. I'm looking for someone to cut it around $10-$15. I don't have money to spare due to the economy and just buying my home. I'm not asking for much am I? I'm just in a bad situation right now and looking for help.

    Thanks!

    - I know there will be a heard of people on here dying for this account so what I am willing to do is sell this wondeful account to the first person who offers me a 18 months worth of cuts for it (in response to 'how much are 60 accounts worth').

    Any takers?
     
  2. Dave_005

    Dave_005 LawnSite Senior Member
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    :laugh: wouldnt want this one in my dreams :laugh:
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I think this is the reason there is no set price for the value of the account. I wouldnt want this one either. Going to take it? You dont want the poor guy to have to pay $40 for the whole month do you???
     
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    O gosh, I wonder how big the lawn is. . .
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812



    Let me Fly down and see.
     
  6. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,372

    Tell him to get off is lazy a$$ and get a used mower from a guy off the streets and cut his own grass. If he's hurtin so bad from the economy then he could save the money. I hate idiots like that. Hell, if he's not too far away I might swing by and tell him myself.
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    It's 1.3 acres.
     
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219


    no not at all buddy
     
  9. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Was probably another LCO messing with you......
     
  10. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,372

    that crap deserves to have his a$$ kicked. That there is degrading.
     

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