I just had my second run in with a big time low baller today. 1st commercial contract: 4 of us bid on it. 3 of us where all in the same ball park. the 4th one came in $500 a month lower than the rest of us. Today, I get a call from someone that had asked me for an estimate. For tons of stuff. Aerating, fert, mowing, mulching, reedging the beds, shrub trimming, and more. I went out did the estimate (few days ago). He said sounds great. He calls today to say that someone else just did a bid for him and they are much cheaper than I am. 10 yds of mulch, prep beds, reedge, and install for around $200. Also, he said that he found someone to do fert on a 3,500 sqft lawn for about 15 an app. I told him that I appreciate his call, but he may want to go ahead and go with them. I said that for his safety that he should make sure that they are fully licensed and insured. He asked me why??? I briefly explained to him the reasons. Then I said that is why it is not always best to go with someone just because they are cheaper. His response was well they do lawns and stuff all the time. I said that means absolutely nothing, and that I shared with him the insurance and lic. info with him for his safety. He said thank you I will call you if anything goes wrong. This is only my second year so I haven't had a whole lot of run in with lowballers, but it seems like this year is going to be a different ball game. Sorry so long. I had to vent.