well, well, here we go, i knew it was going just too good. he calls,he says, "hi, i need a quote for grass cutting. i have a local chain doing the fert, but, i will LET YOU clean my leaves in the fall for $135, if you cut my lawn, for $25." at first, i thought it was one of you guys playing a trick on me. the man goes on, "you see the problem is, my current service , the owner is no where to be found, he sends these mexicans over, they use riding machines, they are tearing my place to shreds. i need it done properly. and, i don't want it cut when it doesn't need it in the summer." i stand there, speachless for a moment, part of me wants to slam the phone real hard, the other is reminding me that i'm no part timer anymore, things need to be handled proffesionally. so i say, "sir, if you want a quote for service, i'll be happy to give you one, but, if you are making me an offer, i'll have to decline." we talk, he tells me, he doesn't have alot of money, if i do it for $25, and he likes me, then next year he will allow me to raise the price. i was waiting for the guy to jump out from behind my couch and yell, "SMILE, you're on candid camera," but it didn't happen. i agree to take a ride over, and call him after 6 to discuss the price. i took the ride.5k lawn, with lots of wacking, and obvious drainage problem. the house, in the 600k range, i think his mailbox is worth more than my house. i have to get $30, can't do it cheaper. part of me says its a waste of time, the other part says it's a great way to sharpen my salesman skills. what do you guys think? it's not like i'm busy or anything. would you call him later to discuss the price, or just blow him off?