competition is calling me with a million questions

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by PGHSEALER, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. PGHSEALER

    PGHSEALER LawnSite Member
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    New to the business and I had the competition calling me asking me a million and one questions about my business acting like he's a potential customer. I live in a area where there is only one sealcoater around me. The rest are about 20-25 miles north of me. Does this happen all the time in this business? I'm starting small there's no way this guy can be worried about me as competition. Has anyone experienced this?
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  2. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    Totally unprofessional no matter what business you are in...He must not be too good at it if there worried about the new guy..
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    No, that is pretty weird.
     
  4. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,171

    He's trying to figure out how he can sell his work as "better" then yours.
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  5. PGHSEALER

    PGHSEALER LawnSite Member
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    If that's his intentions than good for him I guess. He can try all he wants. He didn't seem very intelligent anyways. Thanks for the response guy.
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  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    The person that is calling you about what ever is milking you for information for any number of reasons.
    Next call from him tell him your really to busy and say good bye. It really is that simple.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just refer him to lawnsite.com! :clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  8. Sealerman

    Sealerman LawnSite Member
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    If he's trying to pass himself off as a customer, tell him you'd gladly come over in person to discuss the job.
     
  9. prestige101

    prestige101 LawnSite Member
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    Its one thing to work with your compitition,I talk to my compitition all the time ,you can lern from your compitition,and they just tought you a lesson but what he is doing is just bad business ethic.but get use to it you will run into were ever you go,
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