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Lowballers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bohiaa, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Hay all"

    Wanted to post about an issue I WAS having.

    there's this kid downn the street, that cuts grass, " about 22 yrs old" some how he has a beef with me, NO problem. nothing seroius,

    he has a homeowner ZTR toro. the kind you get at home deopt,
    anyway last week I seen him mowing at my local gas station, using a NEW toro push mower,

    Us being a small town I know the owners of the gas station.
    I go in and tell the owner WOW you must have balls the size of beach balls.
    he looks puzzled, I tell him that having a uninsured kid mowing is asking for trouble.

    He said he got this kid cheep, I tell hime YES but just wait untill he pops a 12 or 13 hundred dollar window. or strikes a child with a rock.

    this is a high traffic station. allways busy. He ask me how much woud I charge. I gave him a bid of 125.00 a Cut...
    Looks like it would take 20 to 25 minutes to cut it, because of the high traffic and potenchal for glass breakage.

    So the next day I returned to find glass broken.

    and YUP you got it, it's a little over one thousand dollars.
    and sure enould this kid has NO insurance....

    life sometimes is bitter sweet....
     
  2. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    125 per cutfor 20 min! Wow I must be a lowballer then and do have insurance. YA WHOO Hit 100!!
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    well, 1 less you have to worry about this year i guess. looks like he will be selling his NEW toro :laugh:

    congrats greenbay on your 100th post!
     
  4. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    hahahha :laugh: lmao
     
  6. 259 toro

    259 toro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    You guy kill me there is enough grass for everybody.
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    IZ THAT ALL YOU CHARGE $125 BUCKS FOR A 20 MIN JOB.........:hammerhead:
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    no theres not. its all mine! mine!!!!!!
     
  9. 259 toro

    259 toro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Where I stay houses are going up so fast I can't keep up.
     
  10. 259 toro

    259 toro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Don't forget about the young bull an the old bull.
     

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