well this past weekend starts of the year with my first two estimates that i wasted my personal time on, instead of being home with the family. you know the ones that call on a sat/ sunday and need a estimate right away ... the first guy calls, tells me that he has a large lawn, he says he owns 15 acres, i said to my self ok this might be worth looking at right away, so i told the guy that i would be right over, i went and looked at it, it was about 3 to 4 acres of mowing, with fences, i told the guy that i get 65hr hes looking at 3hr min, $195.00. but seeing that he wanted alot more work done, landscape beds, winter snow plowing, cleanups, ect. i told him that i would really give him a deal $110.00 per mowing. he looks at me like i just shot his foot!!! he said that his friend told him that lawn mowing should be cheap seeing that it could be done by a school kid in the summer and he said that a guy gave him a bid of $30 on friday!!! wtf.the guy has a brand new bmw in the driveway . the second job i looked at was a lady that wanted all these things done to make her prop. look better, so i tell her what we could do in the front, then we go to the back yard, i explain to her what might look good and how to go about performing that service that she would like me to perform, then i said that i would go to my office and write up a proposal for her, and get back to her my monday afternoon, she says, well, i dont need prices, i just wanted to get a free estimate so i could get some ideas, my husband will do the work!!!!!!!!