I just finished delivering papers not too long ago, and ended up riding with a local lawn guy today, he delivers papers also and he was teaching me his run so i'm familiar with it. He's just starting in the business and he's handing out flyers in the next few days in areas where I have several customers. Being the new not so experienced guy that he is, he asked me several questions about my business and what equipment I use, how I run it, etc. So then he asks how much I charge on an average lawn. HA! Like I'm gonna tell him what I charge. He's targeting areas that I run business. The last thing I want is him running around charging less. Being the friendly guy that I am, and knowing that i'll be seeing this guy a lot in the future, I simply told him I don't drop the gate for less than $40 a lawn. This area has a lot of 1/4 acre or less resi's, starting at $25+. I hope he charges too much. I have 18 returning customers in this particular area so far, and in a couple hours i'll be handing out flyers so people get mine before they get his. Am I mean or what?