how did i get this job?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bobbygedd, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    ok, how did i get this job? i bid 7 yds of mulch, and 100 linear feet of re-define edging @$625. ok, so i called her, and we are going back and forth over what kind of mulch to use. she says I DON'T WANT what the last guy used (it was last mulched 2 yrs ago). she says wait, i think i still have the invoice. she gets it, she reads it, " oh, it doesn't have the mulch type, all it says is "bed edging and mulch, $350." i almost choked. i said , "well, we charge $75 per yd for mulch, and $100 for the edging, total= $625." she says, "when can u do it? " i say mid week next week. she says, "great, let's do it." HOW, on earth did i get that job at $275 more than the last guy?
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Maybe she wasn't very impressed with somehting the last guy did.
     
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Yep...she is probably thinking to herself "I got what I paid for"....or was it your charm Bobby?
     
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    It was that butt exerciser machine, after you handed her the bid and walked away, she knew what she wanted and was willing to pay any price.
     
  5. AEW

    AEW LawnSite Member
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    HAHAHAHAHA I forgot about that butt excerciser
     
  6. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    the last guy probably used that ugly red mulch. :dizzy: I hate that stuff.
     
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Same here, it only looks good for the first couple weeks.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    actually, she did mention......she asked him to pull out the weeds, and cut back the perenials, and he cut back the weeds, and pulled out the perenials
     
  9. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I love when I get jobs, and the people ask me to make sure I know not to pull out the perennials like the last guy did. The name of my company is Perennial Gardens :p
     
  10. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334



    That's a good one!
     

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