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Mix/Match System??

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,033

    5k is CHEAP, i dont care how small :clapping:

    Questions of the day!

    "if louis vuitton purses had a pricing history of around $5 instead of $300... all other things being the same: material, durabilty, etc......

    Would the woman still buy it?"

    all things considered.....I dont know.

    If all cadilac CTS had new MSRP of $12,999... would the current demographic average of its purchasers, still purchase it?

    In my opinion, the only item with a true price to quality proportion, is toilet paper.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  2. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    I have had some jack..... But....

    Usually you would fix the system and then do an audit. After the audit you would explain the benefits of an upgrade.
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  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,033

    When i think about it, yall are all right.

    I be's corrected :)
     
  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    But the orbit cost more than our pricing on a pgp? If 5k is cheap, i am moving to texas.
     
  5. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Move to texas and you will meet folks like me.... Super nice but ill cut your throat:)

    Ps we don't like outsiders...
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  6. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,033

    Its like this......

    One time i asked a plumber about over chargeing (yet still being near bankrupt)---

    he said: dont worry

    75% of the problem is in your head....

    So i charge 4 times as much now :clapping:

    Ferrari lives, oldsmobile, saturn, mercury are dead.
    Which is more logical. Though no doubt you must stand out.
    Being crazy is safer than being safer.

    Unless you have govt ties, forget competing on price.
    Go to the other end of the scale.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013
  7. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,033

    and we joke alot..:clapping:
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Depends on the level of the audit.

    It is always necessary if you have any hope of developing a relatively accurate management plan.

    Don't like giving people bills of any amount, but that is part of the job.

    If that is an option I would do the same, and have. That said, there are cases (shade/sun) where a nozzle swap, while helping the shade problem, will create a new one when the pattern of the nozzle(s) span sun/shade areas. In that case, you haven't fixed anything, you have just wasted their money.

    My recommendations always come with options, however I spell it out straight too. While a recommendation to piecemeal a site might make me more money, it will usually cost them substantially more money in the long run. This is something I will explain to them along with their options. They can choose what suits them best for their budget and time frame. If they want to spread out a system upgrade over years, fine by me. Hit the most problematic water wasting zones first. One thing for certain, they will always get an honest assessment of their system without a sales pitch or hidden incentives.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    With a before and after audit you can show them the benefits.
     

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