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Craigslist ads

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DK lawn care, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    What do you guys think about them? I posted one tonight. Do they get some responses?
  2. ACE_Lawn_Care_NJ

    ACE_Lawn_Care_NJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I'd say you've got nothing to lose since it's free! I am just starting up and I have bought and sold stuff locally in the NJ and Philadelphia area using craigslist for years. I bought my 36" Ferris there, as well as all my rack stuff (guy was going out of biz) and numerous other things. It's saved me a ton, and none of the bidding nonsense like ebay, which is important when you need to get out and cut!
  3. ACE_Lawn_Care_NJ

    ACE_Lawn_Care_NJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Oh yeah- I forgot! I bought my 18' 10000# enclosed trailer on craigslist too. It was a steal at $3400. Whatcha sellin? :)
  4. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    I posted a ad to advertise my work.
  5. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I've used it before and got nothing but cheap asses. It's good for buying and selling stuff but all my calls for work were from people who wanted to either pay me hourly or wanted a $20.00 cut every two weeks.
  6. ALC-GregH

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

    I posted a ad on Craigslist. I'd be happy to get 1 customer at this point.
  7. Marek13

    Marek13 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    My experience with Craigslist was not so good -lot of people looking for freebies. One thing that worked for me was placing fliers with business cards or one of those fliers with you phone number where people can tear if out one by one -I put them in supermarkets, parks(most of out parks here have community post board) (not sure if your supermarkets have something like that) also had some kids had out fliers in front of New York sports club(fitness center) (tremendous response) just make sure that they give them out to leaving customers - otherwise people will start throwing them out and you will get call from management
  8. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    marek, how many customers did u get from that? Ive done that to.
  9. woodbutcher44

    woodbutcher44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I use craigs list.I usualy get clean up calls, but this past friday I got 3 seperate accounts for regular mows all with in 6 blocks of one another and only 8 miles from home.
  10. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Thats awesome. Hopefully i have the same luck as you do.

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