Is this cheap or is it me?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by All Season Lawn Care, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. All Season Lawn Care

    All Season Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    The neighbor got an estimate for core aeration the other day from a rather large company....it was for 4900sq ft. they told him $38.00 keep in mind there are 2 small hills also on each side of the house. so he calls me and asks if this is a reasonable price.....i tell him its more than fair....how are these company's doing this? I know I can't do it that cheap!? Does this sound correct to you...
     
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    20 bucks says they do a crappy, quick job...
     
  3. CreativeEdge

    CreativeEdge LawnSite Member
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    i wont core aerate for less than $85. I cant believe any body would do it for 30.....and yes, crappy quick job, if they are lucky
     
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Their just charging him a little more than their mowing rate or at least it seems that way to me.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep...it's a loss leader. As soon as they do this, their foot is in the door for fert. and squirt, a shrub program, perimeter, and bed care.
     
  6. All Season Lawn Care

    All Season Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    thanks for your opinions i thought I was loosing it when he said that to me my jaw hit the floor i told him i would charged $72.00 for it.....:drinkup:
     
  7. SomervilleLawncare

    SomervilleLawncare LawnSite Member
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    That is rediculously cheap, I don't like to take the aerator off the trailer for less than $60 and that would be for a very small lawn. Do you know who it was that quoted him that price?

    Do you know if cut only does aerations, I could see them giving quotes like that.
     
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    It's probably the cost of the gas to come out there!
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    For running my aerator, I won't take it off the trailer for under $60 and thats a tiny postage stamp sized property at that. $38 for that job is insane but its probably just a ploy to get other work!
     

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