Got a call today from a business we do and have done for over 10 years. 1/2 block from our shop. They decided on a new LCO this year. Front office was like a golf course plush, we mowed that baby and made it pop. Always did an excellent job. About 2 hours, with one machine and one guy about the same for trim and blow and pickup through out landscape. $60 was my price. Along the back of this building (manufacturing plant) was a 40 wide enbankment that was tough to mow but would take our WAM about 2 hours to do. This area was large but just to mow with stuff, manhole covers, etc. $125 They told me that the bid they took was 60% less on the open area and 50% less on the office area. Then he proceeds to tell I am sure they will not match your quality of work but were after the low cost blah blah blah eceonomic thing etc. Then I lost another and there reason was this new guy out there is struggle family man, house payments, 2 kids and really needing the work. Beside the guy says, your an established business so you'll be ok. I mean what the .......... I just dont get it. I guess just a little rant and venting for now.