Could really use some help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Golfpro21, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    I posted a thread asking for input on a 7 condo complex and only one person has responded, please help me out and throw your opinion down for me.

    The thread is a few threads down the page.......thanks
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    WOW, you're starting a new thread to ask for help in another thread? Did it ever occur to you that with 130+ views that guys don't WANT to comment on it? There's a reason for that too.
    If you're new to bidding large places like that, you'll need to live and learn on them if you want to place bids. Asking total strangers that you've never met before to tell you if your price is good would be as bad as asking the customer what they WANT to pay.
  3. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    wow, great insight.....just for the record I am/was not asking for comments on what to charge, just whether what I bid (bid has been submitted) was inline with what others would have bid.
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    Normally companies do not tell you what the other bids are.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Yup, yup.

    There ain't no way I can tell from pictures, even if they did provide greater detail I could
    at most approximate but here's the problem... An estimate is already an approximation.

    That's like two mechanics looking at a car that has a problem.
    The first one is trying to figure out what could be wrong with the car.
    The second one is trying to figure out what the first one could be figuring is wrong with the car.
    Which fellow do you think is going to be closest to having the right answer?

    So you gave it your best shot, how close the price is, but if I have to guess how correct is your guess,
    and I realize you don't want to get burned and I'm also not saying that is going to happen but... it could.
    In this case you're as likely (or perhaps more likely) to get burned than if I say nothing.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010

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