I was asked to bid on three banks. I lost two of the three because i was too cheap they think. And that with the raising costs in gas that i will just quit half way through. When they told me this i responded with it "costs me 25 to mow your lawn and i am charging you 125$ to mow your bank that will take me less then one hour to service" and if you want i can charge you $225 which is $25 less then the guy doing it now if you wish. Then i reminded him that my equipment is the same as the contractor sevicing them now and im just cheaper then they are and do the same work if not better. Although the manager is letting me do one of the smaller lawns, but it requires alot of push mowing and trimming so it will be more then the bigger wide open lawn. He told me that he is going to test me out for one year and see how i do then allow me to do the other work if he's happy with my job. Then i will remember to raise my rates around 100$ over my bid for this years.