each year in march we advertise in a local newspaper, always get a million calls, most from people we call "strokers", these r serious price shoppers looking to take the guy out of the 100 they called, to cut for 50 cents less. i got sick and tired of wasting my time and fuel driving to these estimates. what we started doing is this: i tell them on the phone that we have a minimum of ..., we do not give free estimates, however we will come by and do a cut next time in that area for xxx dollars, this way we can show u what kind of job we do, and then discuss regular service if u r pleased. picked up a couple new ones like this and saved alot of hours . what do u all think?