Designs for $99.00!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nlminc, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Just saw this on the sign outside of Pikes in Forsyth Co. I know they have been charging people $350.00-450.00/ design before.
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    What they probably do is take the remainder off the usual design and put it in the actual project.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    I can do a design for you for $99 and I can do you one for $3,000. In eather case, you'll get what you pay for.

    Is this the nursery that has gone into bancrupcy? They need money. Doing cheap designs is a good way to get the attention of one of the few people who are having landscape work done in your area. It should help snag more plant and/or install sales and worth every bit of it even if it is the same quality of design that they had been charging $450 for. It is proactive marketing. The idea is not to make money on the design or bake the cost into the install. It is investing time and money into making sales that otherwise would not happen.

    Good for them for trying hard to keep things going.
  4. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Atleast they are not doing it for free like so many.
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    its probably a loss leader and has some terms and conditions. Like you have to buy from them to get that price. I give lighting designs all the time if they use me. If not its 349 and up.
  6. leaflandscape

    leaflandscape LawnSite Member
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    Like you guys say, You get what you pay for. These days (during the early spring rush), I swear you could wipe your ass on letterhead and someone would give you $5 for it.
  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have to realize that this is in Georgia where there has been extreme drought all year and extreme watering bans. There have been articles in national newspapers about how the landscape industry is being killed down there. Nurseries are closing because no one is planting what they can not water. This particular nursery has been the subject of many articles in trade magazines and web sites (won't mention names out of respect of this web site).

    Desparate times call for desparate action. I would not be surprised if these are top notch plans that would have brought in several hundred dollars a year ago. If you were one of the few consumers finishing up a house and you could call any of the hundreds of landscapers desparate for work, wouldn't it make sense to get a $99 plan from a well respected company if all else is the same? If you do a plan, you are in a much stronger position to sell the job and this nursery knows that.

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