OK heres the deal. 5 days ago I do a mulch quote I figure 6 yds of mulch, 200 linear feet for cut bed edge, small cleanup basically leafs in 2 beds just around plantings. So when I am leaving I see another guy pull into home and walk property. Young guy, nice house($350,000), nice hood (I do not have a presence in yet, my city) So I pull back into the driveway, get out of my truck and told him to get off my customers property and punched him in the face, No I'm just kidding (another Thread). Anyways this is what I quote, I figure 7 yds of mulch ($385) , think he needs 6 I always add 1 yd, 200 linear feet for cut bed edge ($100), small cleanup basically leafs in 2 beds just around plantings ($80). CUST: didn"t know wife was getting quotes and this other guy is charging $40 per yard mulch installed, what are you asking for by yard? LLL: $55 per yard for the best lookin mulch you can get, show him sample (yes I carry samples of mulch in little plastic tubs, sell the best, be the best) How many yards is he figuring? CUST: 12 yards. LLL: (SheShovel I was proud of myself, another thread) Guarantee you do not need more then 7 yds. He was probably figuring that front bed, which I knew wasn't yours by the type of mulch in it, and he is trying to sell more yds, how do you know how many he is using? CUST: Then whats your other $180 for? LLL: I have to get those leafs from around the plants & shrubs, and all those beds are going to be re-edged. Must be, and if you ever want that mulch to stay in that bed there, I will need to build a wall around that one side (heavy slope). CUST: Me and the wife have been talkin about that, you do that? LLL: Oh yeah. CUST: Do the mulch and get me the price on that wall. When can you start? I start today, get 5 yds of mulch (all I can carry, 1 load). 5.5 yds is all it needed. I couldn't beleive it. So I invoice him, give to wife for 6 yds @ $55.00 per. Showed him that I came in $55 under quote. Wife gave me high five, and says lookin forward to getting that wall done. Now why in the world would anybody ever do that? BobbyGedd I already know you do not agree with this.