It's just a blow out or why $5 is a big deal

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by HBFOXJr, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Holy cow, consumers are getting down right ugly over price differentials equal to a cup of Starbucks. Today I was told I was way higher and the difference was $5. $72.95 compared to I guess $67 +/-. The woman was down right nasty. Never mind we gave her a FREE promo blowout for buying lawn work from us.

    Or never mind we gave some folks $20.00 new customer discounts last year.

    It's just a blow out, any one can do it. If you can save enough to buy a gallon of gas, I guess you gotta do that.
     
  2. slemon

    slemon LawnSite Member
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    This is a contradiction to the motto of the irrigation forum "Leave to professionals"

    There are two gas stations on the same block A and B. A has the price of $3.50/G; B has it for $3.70. Where do you pull up?
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is inappropriate to compare a product against a service.
     
  4. slemon

    slemon LawnSite Member
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    Consumer doesn't care. He/she would like to save to be able to pay other bills or feed the family.
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is not entirely true ... and if $5 is going to make a difference between food on the table or not, then they don't need a luxury item like an irrigation system.

    FYI, most all of my clients (myself included) are more concerned with quality and less concerned with price.
     
  6. slemon

    slemon LawnSite Member
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    $5 here, $10 there. It all adds up in the end.
    Higher price doesn't necessarily correlates with better quality or better service.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Didn't say it did .... however I have found the saying you get what you pay for is more often true than not. I have seen many people penny pinch themselves into poverty because they simply cannot grasp the concept that money spent on high quality work/products to begin with will save them money (many times substantial money) in the long run.
     
  8. slemon

    slemon LawnSite Member
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    True. Though it helps to shop around.
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just don't forget to pull-out!
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    .... or you can wrap your pipe.
     

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