a Buddy of mine told me about the new Christmas Decor guy in my area he met. under false pretenses. he was asked out to do a bid for this guys house, and the guy got a price on wreaths, garland, c-9's, light links, starbursts and mini-lights in bushes. he basically asked my friend what is the most popular and what does my buddy charge and how does he do the bid. I know that this is market research, but if your going to check out your competition and figure out thier pricing, use a friend. have him get a bid and then you look it over. the friend can always say it is out of thier budget. I'll do 150 bids this year, and close 3-50 of those, so one more bid won't kill me and biddinge is what I do. and I'd like a competitor that prices close to me rather than giving it away. but If I were to find out I did a comprehensive bid for an hour of my time that not only was a waste of time but helped my competition, I'd probably be pretty ticked too.