Free things from customers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tinkerer, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Whats the best, worst, oddest, most valuable things you have gotten for free from a customer?
  2. stuie

    stuie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    washing machine dryer both under a year old. Car parts for one of our cars
    Numerous tools etc etc
  3. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Posts: 399

    A customer of mine gave me a Husqvarna back pack blower.Once in a lifetime probably!
  4. kory landscaping

    kory landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I got 2 brand new chainsaws, one brand new 21" lawn mower from one customer. Another customer had a 2 year old craftsman riding lawn mower, told me he didn't need it any longer, Got all these items for free.

    Kory Landscaping
  5. BobwithECLC

    BobwithECLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    We got a large water fountain from a customer. Valued @ about $2,000 from a customer after a big storm, only had two chips out of it and there insurance was replacing it. By the way they paid us $250 to haul it away.
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    21' toro bagger, Craftsman radial arm saw, rear tine tiller...............

    The toro was deifnately job security..........
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    Spotting Scope.
    It previously belonged to the gals ex-husband and she was throwing it out.
  8. Bestsmurf

    Bestsmurf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I got a Toyota Cresida mag wheel with a new bridgestone tire.
  9. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Haven't had anything of value given to me really, except occasional tip or this winter we cleared a little old lady's driveway of 2' of snow and she gave us a $5 tip and a box of homemade pecan fudge (oh so good!, and another guy brought us out homemade hot cocoa as we were clearing his drive (really good too!). Another lady gave me a brand new cooler (guess she bought it and didn't like it?). Seems like i've been given a few other things now that i think about it but can't remember exactly what it was.

    Although, one customer traded me his 1996 Simplicity lawn tractor in trade for work, and another one traded me his 1980 Cub Cadet tractor for work. Job security!!!! woohoo LOL. Traded both of them off. I like doing deals like that.
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Ex boss got a free hot tub for his deck I have gotten a lot of bottles of wine.

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