Cheap Customer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by landscapetastic, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. landscapetastic

    landscapetastic LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 41

    A customer of mind wants there whole property relandscaped for $800.00. I was like are you kidding me. Why are people looking for something for nothing?
     
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    That won't even cover the cost of the design.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    $10 bucks says they find some hack to do it for that.
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  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,446

    All you need is a Home Depot sale paper. Too many people watching HGTV and not knowing those are 30k landscape makeovers and they ain't getting it done in 30 minutes.
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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    You speak lies. Lol you mean I can't put in a 5zone irrigation system, paver patio and 2500sqft of landscape beds in a Saturday afternoon.
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  6. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    I will do it...... if this is their yard...

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  7. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I've never said this before but believe is appropriate LOL
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  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    I have a weekly customer that wanted me to install, prep for 13 yards of mulch for a grand. Haha the mulch cost $765 with delivery. Plus she wanted black edging $240, spikes, $70, bed edger rental fee $65. She always wants something done for cheap.
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  9. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Last year, I had a customer balk at my quote when he asked me if I could spread pine straw on a hill in the back of his property. I estimated it would take 30 bales of straw. Which he freaked and said he was figuring it would only take about 10. LOL Yeah right. Then I gave him my quote with materials and labor and he called me back asking me why I was charging him labor to spread the pine straw?! Seriously?! You think I'm gonna spread it for free?

    The ironic thing is that this guy owns a bicycle shop. Does he not charge his customers labor when he fixes their bikes?
     
  10. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Can't fix stupid. The only thing that has seems to make them feel dumb and possibly realize you're not a lowballer scumbag and you get what you pay for is if you break every single thing you're going to do down to a T. mulch, tilling, weeding, pruning, planting, borders, edging, etc
     

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