Did I quote a price too high?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by EagleLandscape, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    One customer was "outraged" at my price, and I even went down to a $45.00 an hour install time so i could "be sure" and get this bid.

    See attachment for bid...

    I might say Phase 1 could have been a little steep, but there is alot of asian jasmine to dig through / trim down and alot of bed prep

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  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    phase 2...
    has a huge mounc of dirt / sod that needs to be taken out and leveled (about 2 yards). And all St. Augustine grass sprayed, tilled, and removed and then bed prep.

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  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Just a quick glance but it looks low to me...dont worry if you didnt get it...move on
     
  4. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 218

    It annoys me when people try to take advantage of me. I like to see what happens with jobs like this. Often the job is either done poorly or not at all. You're never going to win them all and soon you'll realize you don't want to.
     
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Looks pretty low for me also, i would increase the price of your plants for future refference. Thats where your main profit comes in.
     
  6. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    EXTEMELY LOW!!! Just on the Begonias you are 18 cheaper than I would have bid. Charge what you have too to make your profit and if you don't get the job MOVE ON!!! You can't loose money and make it! Hope this helps!!!
     
  7. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Personally I think you are extremely low.
     
  8. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    Looks a lil' low to me also, don't worry about it if you didn't get it. But be sure to tell the customer that your prices are non-negotiable and if they still desire your service to give you a call.

    Chris
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Ok, Thanks guys. For Phase 1 I had originally planned on 750.00 for the install. But I decided to cut it way down to guaruntee that job. But I'm glad I didnt get it, would have been a waste of time.
     
  10. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    are both of these a full day's work?

    geez


    Todd
     

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