Got any good scrub stories?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Course not, Thats because most all of them died out for the year. They cant hang with the big dogs, but sure as heck, they will be back in the spring with their murray push mowers for their short lived hopes of gettin a few bucks for a case of beer.
     
  2. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    I think ur right!
    We've allready picked up 4 new jobs this week cause the old beatneck hasn't showed up in weeks and can't get by phone.
     
  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    2 stories.
    1. Any lawn $10.

    2. $10.00 less than what I am charging for maintenance.

    Needless to say I have never lost an account to a scrub or "fly by night" guy.
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    If they never last why is everyone so bothered by them? Incidently, I had a lady that wanted an estimate, and because she was next to 2 long time customers, and I felt generous I bid her lawn at $90/month. Well she was, and still is paying $55. It was pretty amusing, I saw her lawn being done the other day. It was just half azzed all over, but it wasnt blown at all. He ran the mower at full speed around the edge, and that was his idea of blowing. I hope he has a blower, and it was just broke down or something.
     
  5. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    Picked up a new client last week where the guy doing it before us would refuse to trim and edge. The client had his own trimmer and edger and offered it up for usage to the previous company but they still refused to do it.
    Not sure how they expect to stay in business very long by just mowing.
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    you mean, that's not good enough?
     
  7. exmarkjockey

    exmarkjockey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Saw a guy yesterday putting down driveway sealant with one of those paintsticks that you see on the infomercials. I just couldn't help thinking SCRUB. But hey, it may work better than I think.
     
  8. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 458

    I'm still here hanging with the big dogs :waving:
     
  9. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    Boy I'll tell you I saw a guy so hungry for money he was cutting grass out of his toyota camry. Dude was out there with a 21" push mower cutting a 1/2 acre peice of property. Felt bad for him really! lol
     
  10. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    All the "scrubs" are dooing is trying to earn some money. Stop thinking you are soooo great because you have a fancy lawnmower. That scrub you see today may be taking your customer tomorow. Some guy's are scrubs because of lowsey work not uncool equipment. :rolleyes:
     
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