and i didnt even lowball.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    got a call from this man who wants to boot his current service, had to laugh. the lawn looked really good, with the exception of the edging on the walkways(corner lot) and the weedwacking around the beds. seems his guys currently are wacking real low, and the edges are brown . and the edging on the walkway looks like hell which is even more noticable on a corner lot, cus there is alot of edging. anyway, this guy says i hate the way they do it, my place looks like crap, and i need a real proffesional, i am currently paying $35 per visit, if u can do it cheaper, ill take u on for 2003 season. i had to laugh, i explained that if he is willing to pay $35 for a crappy job, wouldnt he pay at least the same for a nice job? some people.....
     
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    The hell with paying $35 for a good job ... you should have told him ... "Oh, that will cost ya $40 ..."
     
  3. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    That's a good one. He wants a cheaper price for a better job.
     
  4. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    I think I'll try that at my local Mercedes dealer.

    "If you can price that Mercedes coupe lower than the Ford Escort down the street...I'll take it!" :laugh:
     
  5. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
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    Happens every freaking day!!!!! I will even prode people into telling me they are not happy with their current service and they say "Well they only charged 30.00, you want 35.00" So I say why don't you keep them then. Blank Look...O.K. when can you start? "And will you cut on Fridays" Yeah Sure, you and my other 40 customers????
     
  6. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    there is no such thing as good and cheap. its either good or its cheap. when will the customers learn
     
  7. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    that's too good.

    I'll try it out at the exmark dealer. ...but I can get a dixon for a lot less.:D
     
  8. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Never thought of that one.

    "If you are paying "X" amount for a crapy job, then why would you ask me to do it for cheaper?"

    I have to use that one next time I get one of "those people" :)
     
  9. It would have depended on how long it would have taken to do the job. Had been me, if I could have beaten the price and still made a few dollars, I would have done it for less. Got no problem with it.
     
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is this guy for real? Or does he just disagree with everybody of any persuasion, any political opinion, any mowing advice just to be disagreeing.

    Scott
     

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