Lowest price garantee...ya or na?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Anyone ever try this approach? Lowest price garantee... The way I was thinking it may work is that, A) I would think it would get you more people to look twice at your flyer, B)It would have to be in conjunction with 3 formal business estimates, or on official letter head from legit companies. C) and would have to be with a seasonal signed contract. I'm just trying to scramble for customers after I was thrown under the bus from a guy I sub work from. :help:
  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    The problem with a guarantee like that-you are forced to work for the lowest price.
    Everyone who contacts you is going to be looking for a bargain, and moreover, the lowest price around. You may even end up lowering your price from the $10 dollar quote from the neighborhood kid.

    Its a guarantee that looks good on paper, but once it falls into play, it sucks.
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Thats where I thought having the estimates on a official letter head may deter some of the non-legit companies from the equation. And I'm thinking that the more,(bigger) companies have official letter heads on their estimate sheets, I do.
  4. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 427

    Anybody can produce "official letterhead" with a PC by centering their name and address at the top of a Word document.
  5. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    You could denote that your guarantee only applies to those competing companies with a valid business liscense.
  6. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    scrub-adub-dub 3 LCO's in a tub!
  7. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    No. For the most part, my prices are fixed. You can take it or leave it. This approach seems to be working fairly well. But I could see how a person might bend a bit if they were a full service company.
  8. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197


    Your killing me!!!!!! LOL
  9. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    :waving:I like pro enterprises suggestion but how could someone verify that that co. has a valid biz license?
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    It sounds like a good idea to get customers quick, at least for this year.

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