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Dealing with local company -no thx

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JFGauvreau, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    I've had a lot of feedback about dealing with a local company is much better, if you help their business locally, they will help yours. I understand that and even got business out of it. But the prices are ridiculous!

    The lady that does the hats and t-shirts charged me 466$ for 2 hats (embroided) and 6 t-shirts with the logo on the front and back side.

    Way overprice, I need to go talk with her again because the prices makes no sens at all.

    The guy who does my business cards charged me 175$ for 1000 cards. I checked vista print and order 1000 for 40$ (with shipping). Of course they are not as good as the ones at 175$, but i'm sure it wouldn't be so expensive to make them as nice as the other ones.
     
  2. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    I saw the thread you were talking about. I'm all for supporting local companies too. However, I'll be supporting a different local company than my printing company.

    Asked for a quote on 5000 4x6 postcards, my design, color front, black back. $650.

    I'll support my local mom and pop restaurant, or perhaps a local hardware store, but these guys aren't getting my money for this particular order.
     
  3. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    ya the one printshop online that had very good pricing really messed my ordeer up. 1st was doorhangers they were supossed to have them in by March 1 didnt get them til March 26. I had a special on them if contract signed by April 1 so that wouldnt work. then second they printed biz cards for me and spelled words wrong, i gave them one that i had just to get it copyed, no changes just print and they got it wrong.
     
  4. Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC

    Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    That sounds pretty high to me. My local silk screen company just did an order for me which was 6 long sleeve pocket tees, and 6 short sleeve pocket tees full color logo front, and back, and total cost was just under $ 200.00. I also get all of my embroidered items... hat's, polo's etc. from queensboro.com
    they do excellent work, and are very reasonable they also only require a min. of 4 items, and will let you mix, and match.
     
  5. KelleyZP

    KelleyZP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    wow those prices seem really high. our local guy just did 24 orange tshirts with small front logo and full back ( single color screen print) for 198.00 ...IMO go with the screen print instead of embroidered, use the money somewhere more benficiial
     
  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    Care to share a website for your local company that printed your shirts? That seems like a great price to me and I happen to be in the market for ordering some.
     
  7. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    It was screen printed, and she said the ink templates where the most expensive, once they are paid, they are paid for good, but still so expensive.

    but 24 t shirts for 200, that's amazing, I wish we had some good local t shirts company as you here.
     
  8. kgcs

    kgcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    yall pay way to much. I got my 25 shirts for $150. One color and front only
     
  9. DollarSign

    DollarSign LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 149

    Say the hats were $33 a piece (way too much already!), that's $66 for each shirt! Are you kidding me?!? Where I shop (I enjoy nice clothes, I shop at Macy's, Hollister, Abercrombie, etc., I'm not a cheap a$$ when it comes to cleaning up and looking good after work) those are prices I will NOT pay for.
     
  10. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    go to: www.docucopies.com

    I do 1/4 page postcard fliers four per page on cardstock + cut and pay about $180 for 4000 back is white so I can mail em' if I wanna

    neighbor flier.jpg
     

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