Grass Guys Not Showing Up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scagmower48, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I picked up 3 accounts this week because people's grass cutters stopped showing up. The best part is these people are paying me more than they are paying their previous guys. I don't understand why someone would not show up. Maybe the heat was getting to them. More money for me anyways!
     
  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thats what usually happens, these yo-yo's think cutting lawns is easy work. once the heat comes, these so called lco people are gone. i see it year after year! yep better for us pro's!
     
  3. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    maybe no show because no pay.........................
     
  4. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More than likely it was the heat. :laugh: I get those accounts all of the time too.
     
  5. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cut and run LCO wannabees. They're usually the low-ballers in the business and then find out that they have under-bid and are not making any money. So they bail out, take their Home Cheapo MTD to the local pawn shop, buy a paint brush and roller and try to make it in painting!!!
     
  6. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    J.A.G.: two of these people have already paid me after I cut their lawn. The customers I picked up are nice people. They did not stiff their last guy.

    Over the last year on this site, I have read numerous times "once the heat comes these fly by nights will stop showing up and their customers will be calling me". I guess I did not realize that this actually happens but now i am a firm believer.
     
  7. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  8. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats good ,just in ohio grass slows down and people dont pay Junes bill and july is half over then before you know it they have a new lc mowing in Aug..... what happens 2 some other lc by me ........
     
  9. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think its great because I said $40 per cut to one guy. He said "gee my last guy was doing it for $35" I said well I am resonsible, do good quality work, and I show up when I say I will. He agreed and after I cut his lawn for the first time, he came out and paid me cash and said good job.
     
  10. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    . . . and you've just earned yourself another happy customer:clapping:
     

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