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Customer that got what he desirved

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by double e, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I have a dump truck and do some minor hauling every now and then. My mom owns a realestate firm, and gets me quite a bit of hauling from houses on the market.

    She reffered me to a customer tht wanted some hauling- it had to be done the next day for settlement. I went there and it was a load (about $45 to dump) I told them $70 for labor and $50 to haul away. $130 for the job. (I have to drive 35 minutes one way to dump!)
    The lady was outraged with the price, and I wouldn't lower my price and left. She started to load the junk in her U-Haul truck.

    To make a long story short I got a call from a park ranger, he found a load of trash someone dumped on the beach. He found the address in the junk, and called my mom. She told him to call me. It was the lady! I'm going there tommorow to identify the trash.

    Come to find out her husbands a priest! Instead of paying $130 to dump, she's looking at a min. of $500 for illeagal dumping.
     
  2. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    That is crazy that she would even just dump it in a park what was she thinking. I would tell a story like that but i don't have one so i will not. LOL
     
  3. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    LOL...I love it.
     
  4. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    *shakes head in disgust*
     
  5. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    Unbelievable,What an IDIOT.

    SJR
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    why do you feel the need to pick on my mom ??
    lol.....
    what an idiot !!!!
     
  7. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    See if you can be the one that gets paid to clean up and haul away the trash from her illegal dump and jump the price 2 or 3 times your original bid. What the heck...some lessons can be learned again and again:)
     
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I have a simular story. There is over 100 acres of woods and fields behind my house. A couple of years ago someone had dumped a big pile of construction debris in the field. I found a name on one of the boxes and called the people up. They were home owners that payed a contractor to redo their kitchen. She notified the contractor and everything was picked up the next day. She told me the contractor had originally charged $400 to the price of the job for dumping fees.
     
  9. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    Maybe she was bankrupt?
     
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    It takes all kinds,whew!!!
     

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