This is my first post and I just wanted to say thank you all for all the good information thats on the boards. Usually if I have a question I just search the threads and Ill find the answer, but the unprofessional situation that happened to me today I cant find. Ive been doing residential part time for a little over a year and a friend told me about an apartment complex that is looking for a new landscape company to do there lawn maintenance. I submitted a bid today to the property manager and when we where talking one of there apartment maintenance people came in grabbed the paperwork off of the desk turned to the price that I had listed laughed and said we can only pay half of what your proposal says. I made the bid as low as I could and still make money. If I even cut a quarter of the money off the bid I would lose money. This is my first commercial bid and I was wondering if this is just a ploy to try to get me to lower my price. As I was getting up to leave I reached for the proposal and the maintenance person grabbed it off the desk and said we would like to keep this for our records. Has this happened to any one else?