Foreign customers???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have gotten several calls from foreign people who barely speak english. I just cant understand what there saying so I always write down what I think I heard, then I try and back track what neighborhoods I last visited to try and find them :laugh:
    One called me today and ?I just mapquest his address and nothing comes up. He will be getting a call back......

    Any of you have this problem? Mabey its just my area...???
     
  2. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no your not the only one i usally get voicemails i have no idea whats going on i have to listen 6 times to get the number and then i call them back and get the adress find out what they want a price for. then go and leave it usally they call back and say do it. i workd with mexicans so i can understand there broken english and i speak alittle spanish enough to yell. and well other races i just make it up or say huh???? alot
     
  3. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
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    Easy solution....CHARGE THEM DOUBLE!!!!!
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    How does that help you to understand them?
     
  5. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    it dosent you just make more to deal with them
     
  6. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
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    stevenf, i think its time you brush up on your Vietnamese. :dizzy:
     
  7. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mabey I should!
    Today I got a call telling me his address was 5701 stanger way ave. The only street I found that resemmbled that was ridge way, but all of the addresses start with 16***. There arent any 5's lol
     
  8. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Their money is green,so take it. Just my .02
     
  9. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
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    where in Louisiana are you operating?
     
  10. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im in Baton Rouge. Hows your year going?
     

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