Barter system: Who's made some great trades out there?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jlawnman, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. jlawnman

    jlawnman LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 171

    Just wondering guys. How many of you LCO's out there have made some good trades for your services?

    For example:

    4 $40 service visits in trade for a nearly new condition snapper 21" self propelled bagger

    1 $35 service visit for a new Hitachi saw-zall in case...

    1 $50 service visit for about 10 pounds of fresh deer meat!


    I'm interested to know what you guys have done... :waving:
     
  2. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    I know a guy.....:laugh:

    Who got a paver patio for mowing a landscapers lawn for 3 years.
     
  4. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    I snow plowed 2 residential driveways for my grafix shop. He lettered 2 trucks, 12 screen printed shirts. Lettered 3 work vests, 1000 envelops and 1000sales slips.
     
  5. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I just mowed a guys lawn (6,500sq ft.), trimmed 2 10ft long hedges and threw down 6 bags of mulch for a brand new blackberry and bluetooth.
     
  6. jlawnman

    jlawnman LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 171

    This is awesome guys.. and much needed break from all the arguing going on on here lately!

    I have another one:

    I bidded on a major pruning job last spring and the lady about fell out when she got the $800 proposal.. She agreed to pay for my labor and fuel costs and gave me her spare vehicle. It was an 89 Ranger 5 speed that ran great. Turned around and sold it for 1500. Turned out to be quite a profitable endeavor. Wish now I had kept the truck. But .... oh well...
     
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Traded mowing for a bathroom remodel. Traded sod installation for house cleaning. Traded clearing brush and cutting down pine trees for a new heat pump and inside AC unit installed.
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Good thing we all pay taxes on the trade so we don't get in trouble !
     
  9. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    Exactly... it's already on my books.
     
  10. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,383

    One of my customers is in aftermarket automotive gear. I barrtered a new Stainless steel full truck cab protector and new aluminum tool box for his leaf season bill. The cab protector and tool box are over $2000 at market value, and the leaf season bill was only like $400. Not bad if you ask me. I am going to see what we can work out on a nice lift kit.:weightlifter::weightlifter:
     

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