Guys it is getting bad in this industry

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep. My prices are pretty consistent across the board. Hence, I have very few older clients as they like to beat you down over price.
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  2. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    What I meant was side work and other odd jobs & tips.
     
  3. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    The last thing I will say about my secret, Loyalty usually wins over price unless the low baller's price is 50% lower then yours. All it takes is to spend some time "bonding" with your customer and buy them something on Christmas. All my customers say that I am the first LCO ever to buy them something on Christmas. When you do that you "give" and what company just gives you something for Free. They remember that and have that trust and loyalty or friendship.


    They may also think they owe you which I don't expect just to be treated good but I have gotten a lot of christmas money from my customers.
     
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    any side work or odd jobs would be priced at my hourly rate which is the same for everyone.

    but I don't do side jobs or odd jobs. I strictly stick to lawn maintenance.
     
  5. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lowest bid wins everytime, we had one of the best highway sub contractors, Trans-field lose a $20millon contract by $1million......now we are stuck with the lowest of the low.......

    Same in a city, save $5.00, yes homeowners will do it...
     
  6. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Obama won't touch them, he needs the votes........still waiting to here from ICE...... I made a report two weeks ago???????
     
  7. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, off at 5 ,home by 4:30 its crazy, I'm sure the Fed level is worse.....
     
  8. lawnsbybrown

    lawnsbybrown LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    wow this thread is depressing...boo friggin hoo......sounds like a bunch of excuses.......wahhhh

    ADAPT AND OVERCOME!!
     
  9. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
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    Hey look your from Maine, Not many illegals to deal with up there is there?

    Not yet anyway.

    Dave...
     
  10. lawnsbybrown

    lawnsbybrown LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    Hey man im on your side....and ive lived in Florida so I know what an illegal is...haha
     
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