I know everyone on here tells storys about how they get lowballed or lose out because of price increases. I just want to briefly tell you guys what happened to me today. I have this 44 unit townhouse assocation that I have been doing now for the past 2 years. Its a nice little community and very close to my business location, actually like 1/8 of mile. It takes me and 1 other guy to cut it about 2 - 2 1/2 hours depending on the time of the year to do everything, mowing, trimming, and blowing. And for working down there these past two years I have become friends with alot of the homeowners, I have done odd jobs for alot of them. Well the first year that I got this contract I cut the complex 3 times a month. The 10th, 20th, and 30th of each month April-October. I did this for 200 dollars. The 2nd year, I did the same schedule and cut it for 215 and that year the assocation asked me if I could start a fertiliztion schedule/program as well. That was pretty nice its approximately 74,000 square feet. Well I have taken a likening to this place, I just feel that I do a great job make the place look great, do little extra things because the people there are always telling me how great everything looks and they are very pleased. So I submit my bid for this year, I dont change the price of the fertilizer, but I increase my mowing from $215-$225 a ten dollar increase and I get word today from a lady I know that lives there that the assocation is looking and accepting other bids. I am so mad, like come on, dont they realize the cost of doing business and I realize that is only an additional 10 dollars or $210 dollars for the entire year which is basically nothing. That just ticks me off to no end that they want to get some lowballer in there that will do it for like 10-20 dollars less then me. Its not fair! People are so freakin cheap. I figured this out it cost each person $5.11 to have me cut thier lawn each time including the common areas. How crappy!