Gas to cost less this year, get ready for lowballing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncuttinfoo, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The people looking for quality work don't look at that:waving:
     
  3. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    People looking for the lowest price end up being the biggest pain. I've only lowered my price once and will never do it again. when I raised his praise the next year he was still a pain. They will never change. Some customers want quality..
     
  4. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I actually prefer the customers who don't care about quality. Not to say their yard won't look good...it obviously will. The mowers do all the work. We just point them in a straight line.
     
  5. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Gas is to high. I pay more for gas and 10 to 15% of it is ethenoal. The price keeps going up and we are not getting 100% true gas. It should be below $2.00 dollars a gallon if fillers are added.
     
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. hi_speedreed

    hi_speedreed LawnSite Senior Member
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    so a 5.5% decrease in average price is gonna bring the lowballers out, lol. It does not matter what the price of gas is. People w/o a job will be willing to do this work cheap because it is easy to get into. They can have the customers only concerned about price and work themselves to death. There are three types of customers. 1 wants the cheapest no matter how pitiful the quality because they perceive low price as value. 2 want the most expensive no matter what, they perceive high price as quality. 3 want value for their dollar. They want a good deal but are willing to pay more for a quality product. You can get cheap jeans at Walmart but they don't last very long. You can spend hundreds on one pair of jeans but you are only buying the name/prestige. You can buy a quality pair for 2-3 times the cost of the Walmart jeans that last longer so you get a better value for your $. The 3rd customer is the only one I pursue.
     
  8. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Really there are 300 types of customers, if not more. Thanks for the tutorial and the jean example, professor speedread. Just messin' wit ya!
     
  9. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    I heard on the news today at noon, that gas has increased by around 20 cents per gallon in the past couple of weeks, and the experts are saying it will likely go another 50 cents higher by summer. That would make the national average close to $4 per gallon. How is that cheaper?
     
  10. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    The price of gas is never going to effect low ballers.
     

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