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Craigs Add so Great I Couldn't Decide Where to Post it

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

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

  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Yeah but those are exactly the kind of folks I hire when I need something
    done around the house that I ain't dealing with, fact is most do a really nice
    job and the price is almost always right.

    You still gotta have the money :p

    But them kind of folks they don't normally try and play stupid games with me, they're just glad
    someone's willing to give them a chance, and it sure is a great way to cut my own costs, too.

    Just to Power wash my 1-story house, I used to pay them fellows $89 (regular price is like $120!)
    Same dang outcome, for real, they even did my cement walk way, I was tickled.

    And if those guys in that ad were local to me I would have called them to come redo my bathroom, the wallpaper's
    peeling, there are stains on the ceiling and the bath tub is rusting plus the caulk leaks.
    I've been dreading it, we're talking THOUSANDS of dollars (worse still I'm sure there's a reason lol)

    Them kind of folks right there, save yourself a quick 20 or 30 percent.
    Granted, some ain't all that, take a small chance but most are pretty good.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Too bad you're not closer to me. I'd take care of this for you.
     
  4. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    It looks to me like just another couple trying make it in this tough old world. Things are getting lean for many and when the chips are down people will slave labor for next to nothing in return.
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Like WHIPPLE5.7 said, it is probably just another couple trying to make a living in this economy. At least these people are out trying to make some money as opposed to some people who don't even make an effort. Maybe they aren't all that good at everything they do, but if they excel in just one thing, then they could get a lot of business. But if they are just trying to make some money, more power to them. Even if they only make $50 at the end of the day, thats $50 more than they had before.

    Yes, they are one of those "companies" that will do just about anything, but at least they are trying to work.
     
  6. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    What don't they do? I bet they aren't even licensed or insured in one of those catagories.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

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

    one section actually said insured.

    I dont have a problem with them really just thought the ad looked silly with the range of services.

    They will clean your house, help you pack?!?!?! mow your lawn, paint your house after they finish your rock wall right before they seal the driveway unless they have to shingle the house first.

    I looks really funny is the main point.

    "ALL exterior paint jobs under $3500" That does mean they're mowing $100 lawns for 30 bucks but I'm numb to that problem at this point. I realize your just always going to have to deal with it.
     
  8. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    sucks that you caulk leaks...:)
     
  9. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,322

    true, after all that:

    "We offer general landscape work;
    Mowing,weedwhacking, raking, weed eating, brush clean up, planting, mulching,
    Chain saw work (small-x-large), pruning and trimming, brush removal, making curb appeal,
    General landscaping, patios, decks, and much more!
    There are discounts with all bi-weekly and monthly accounts, your save up to $100.
    BOOK FOR THE 10 SEASON : MOST LAWNS START AT $30 +"

    - great couple
    - what "BOOK FOR THE 10 SEASON" mean? book for 10 years?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  10. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    Here is my take on these type of people:

    Most people who hire them know what type of person they will be getting. I wouldn't hire them to do ANYTHING structurally to my house, but like Toppie said I might get them to wash or paint.
     

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