Latest Scotts 33% off last visit special..

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Dave Maher, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Dave Maher

    Dave Maher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Latest mailer says " sign up now and get 33% off on the last treatment of this year".

    Reg. Price Savings Price
    2k $44.50 $29.82
    4k $52.00 $34.84
    6k $62.00 $41.54
    8k $71.40 $47.84
    10k $81.10 $54.34

    each addl. $4.80 per 1000ft2
     
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    I just got a mailer yesterday... they want $48 for straight fert on a 2k lawn. :laugh:
     
  3. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    Interesting seeing market variations. Pricing for the mailing they sent me:

    2,000 $33.30 $22.31
    4,000 $40.50 $27.14
    6,000 $53.01 $35.51
    8,000 $64.98 $43.53
    10,000 $78.75 $52.77

    Over 10K $4.32/1000 sf

    I'm near Austin, TX
     
  4. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    We received one about two weeks ago...

    2K $39.50 $26.47
    4K $43.90 $29.41
    6K $53.80 $36.05
    8K $61.60 $41.27
    10K $71.90 $48.17

    Over 10K- each additional K $3.90
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Ya think that last app might be something cheap....like Lime or maybe water and a little weed control? The variations in price are interesting...
     
  6. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 473

    Yea, all the big companies do this every year to a certain extent. Sign up now and get two apps free. Bull s**t. If their discounting their service that much to get business, I'm sure the customer is only getting a partial amount of product applied. Nothing is free. Nothing

    I'm just a small owner/operator. I do not advertise. My business comes from referalls or contractors. I may do some advertising next year only to get my name out there more, but I will not discount my service to attract more customers.

    Jack
     
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,046

    I have not received anything from them yet....but this is right about where Scotts is around me!

    Not sure they have had any price increases yet though!
     
  8. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    My quote for NW suburbs of Chicago (33% off)
    2K $27.47
    4K $30.82
    6K $39.26
    8K $46.03
    10K $52.46

    I am amazed that their "normal" price for example a 6K lawn is $58.60 with 6 or 7 visits per year. Then tack on $65 for aeration and $75 for grub control.
     
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,046

    I am sure that their "Regular Price" is just inflated...because their "33% off price" is what I see here all year round!

    They are just trying to make the customer feel like they are getting a good deal.

    If I prices much above their "33% off price" I wouldn't get much work around here!

    They think they are slick...don't they! :laugh:
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Well, on the mailer, it states that this price only applies to the LAST application of the season, and that all other aps until then are to be performed at the normal rate.
    Now, can yoiu only IMAGINE just how many aps they'll try to squeeze in before they put down their last cheap ap at 1/2 the rate?
     

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