got a chuckle today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by corey4671, May 21, 2008.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    saw this ad in the paper. I don't know how clear the quality is. here's my question. what kind of box is this guy painting himself into if he shows up to a half acre lot that is sitting on a hillside and has 20 trees and multiple beds on it? I mean, customer has got him in writing as advertised...1/2 acre for $25.

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  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thats why when i advertise in the papers, i never give a price! when possible clients call, i tell them i have to look at the property first to give an accurate price.
     
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    EXACTLY!!!!
     
  4. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
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    An ad in our paper has $25 for 99% of yards.
     
  5. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is that a 901 number? if so he is competing with me. just great! He is loosing money just with the price of fuel.
     
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    not 901...but you're only one number and about 200 miles away....saw three new ads in the paper today for cutters
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just laughed again when I saw the funeral home ad above this one...
     
  8. Grott

    Grott LawnSite Member
    from MI
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    line up as many as you like and sub them out. Refer him for one time PITA jobs. You have his quote in writing...lol

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  9. Bennett scape

    Bennett scape LawnSite Member
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    can not really see it that well but i always take an extensive look before giving a price and a 1/2 acre for $25! are they kidding
     
  10. jrush

    jrush LawnSite Member
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    It does'nt even say MOST yards $25 etc... (which by the way yes, is stupidly cheap) I don't get it, I get p!ssed when I tell someone I need to see their yard first and they start throwing dimensions at me and it's about this big....bla bla shut up I stopped listening 3 minutes ago. You should call this guy for a quote for the hell of it, and ask him to bring his fin # and insurance papers. I got $200 saying he never shows!:hammerhead:
     

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