Free!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The landscaper, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    Got your attention didn't it?

    Put things like this in your advertising, you will peak peoples interest.
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    When I see the word "free", I pass it by because I know there is some catch to it. Nothing is free in life, and when someone offers you something "free", there are hidden costs involved to make up for the "free" item/service.
    I do agree though some people are gullible enough to buy into the whole free thing.
     
  3. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    i agree. Free is like having to listen for 2 hours to someone trying to sell you a timeshare just to get tickets to a FREE meal :blob3:
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,405

    i see disappointment on the horizon when i see it, and the more exclamation points, the more i anticipate a scam.

    i'd be interested to see if anyone opened this thread with the anticipation that they wouldn't actually be disappointed?
     
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    I agree with the above posts. When I see the word free, I think of scam.
     
  6. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone is giving up something.
     
  7. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    Radio Shack has free flashlights in October for Halloween, but you have to buy batteries to get the free flashlight. Perfect example.
     
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I agree with the response to the word "free". Instead, try a large percentage off some service. Everyone wants to save money but most people know there's no free lunch.
     
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    yes, free usually enters most peoples minds as a "too good to be true" tactic. discounts are usually more sucessful.
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I sure as hell don't want to give away anything for free. IMO an ideal customer is not one that will sign up because something is free.
     

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