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Probably worst low-baller i've ever seen

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jbannick18, May 2, 2008.

  1. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    I thought 55 a month was bad last summer but I saw a sign today that said $35.00/month, any size yard. I'm going to take the sign down tomorrow, screw that guy. This is in orlando.
  2. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    He cuts the lawns only once a month... :laugh:
  3. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Oldest marketing ploy in the book, say anything you can to get a phone call that you can twist to be a legitimate advertisement to get the phone calls, then sell the service once you've got them on the hook.

    Don't take his sign down, its not your place.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Believe it or not, I have no doubt that that guy would cut any lawn weekly for $35 a month. But... That's all you get for $35. Edgeing, trimming and blowing are extra. He is probably also very careful about which neighborhoods he puts his advertising out in. I've seen it before.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Not the type of advertising I would use, but to each their own.
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    Would you take down a sign at Walmart? You have no right to remove someones sign just because you can't meet what their doing. I'd go OFF on you if it was my advertising sign and I saw you happen to yank it out.
  7. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    Who cares. Get a life and worry about your own business. If his signs are legit, you could get in a lot of trouble for being a dumass and removing them.
  8. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    So, you want to take down his sign because you are worried about him taking your customers or....? Why are you so concerned about this guy?
  9. JohnnyCuts

    JohnnyCuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 256

    That's what I was thinking also Richard, bi-weekly mowing only, charge more for trimming, blowing, edging. Only market postage stamp lawns, if others call "We don't service that area"
  10. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    Sounds right on to me.

    He is to worried that he himself will be out of business.

    What these guys dont understand is there will always be companies like this and stealing their signs wont help.

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