I always hear about the low-balling and slippery LCO's and always wonder if these types of things are really happening. I THOUGHT that everbody in our area, was on the same page as far as bidding goes and just plain honesty. Well Ive lost two (possible) accounts that were bidded out, and we were the low bid both times. The one we were real close so no big surprise that they got the bid as they were currently taking care of the property for the last several years and were happy with there work. Property manager calls and said he was sorry that we did not get the bid, and I told him not a problem that I understand that they are happy with them and I would want the same to happen to me if I was in there shoes. Then I have been waiting for two weeks on the outcome of the other bids , so I called the board member asking about the results, and he informed me that the other LCO came down below my bid so he could keep the property (as he was already had this one as well) I thought ...............is this a auction or is this a bid. I am not upset that I did not get the job, at least if it would have been fair and square. But I do not like the fact that the other LCO is calling around checking bids and then adjusting his price to get or keep accounts. Boy is it cutt throat or what!