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Customer wants to "one month trial service" me!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    So you gotta schedule your route around his schedule? That's an extra few $$ added to the price for sure.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2010
  2. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    True that!!
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Yeah look, you can do better, this guy expects his cake fresh and moist and you better not skip the icing
    because all of that goes on a silver platter which you've delivered and now he wants you to take the
    first bite so he can be sure it's not poisoned?

    And you're a good guy, gave him what he asked for and then he still wants to discuss payment options?

    Whatever, gimme a break, 7 references is more than enough, if he can't live
    with what those folks told him... I've never given more than 3.

    You keep this guy and it won't ever end, my opinion.

    Say "Thank you for the opportunity but I have decided this work is not for me"

    Yup, at least he gave advance warning, not all of them do.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  4. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    I would laugh in his face and walk away or if was a $40 lawn I would add $200.00 to the price for putting up with his BS. This guy is a straight up PITA.
     
  5. KMD Landscapes

    KMD Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    We have one like this. He/She wanted us to cut the yard and if she liked how we did she would sign the contract. We told her that ''we couldn't do it'' that if she wanted to see our work she could drive a 1/4 mile down the road and look at 2 yards we do side by side. We should of just drove off then. He/she signed the contract and complains all the time keep in mind we have no complaints from any other clients. We didn't receive a check 1 month so we get in touch with he/she and he/she says ''I'm not paying because you didn't do much'' ''It's not in my budget this month'' I felt like running her over with the zero turn lol. Long story short just make it easy on your self and run.
     
  6. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    first of all id tell that dude to take a flying leap

    yes and no... no youre not an employee of that one person but yes you do work for them
     
  7. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,540

    I would tell that guy to get bent!!!!
     
  8. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Ask him to take a drug test. LOL
     
  9. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 722

    Sounds to me as if he just wants you to whip his property into shape and then let you go when it's maintainable. Lose him. You don't need the headache.
     
  10. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,794

    Never sign a contract with a nut nor marry a crazy woman (unless she is very pretty).
     

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