Second thoughts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RhettMan, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,175

    SO i got my first service request today, after 150 spent on fliers and 105 on a classified ad, i get a response from craigslist hah, such is life. The potential customer had a house about 34 miles away they wanted mowed bi monthly for the season, i said it was out of my service area. Mind you, i dont have a single customer, i hope i did the right thing. I saw someone else say in a different post that they would drive an hour for new contacts, i took it he was joking...What would you have done?
     
  2. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Pass on it.
     
  3. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    Passed.

    You said the right thing.
     
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    34 minutes away and bi-monthly?

    WTF kind of a a-hole is he? Tell him to stick it.
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Shoot, for a $1000.00 job on a 1/4 acre I'd drive an hour. lol
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,369

    You did the right thing ... pass on it !!
     
  7. I'd have asked for mileage because it's outside of my normal service area.
     
  8. ALC-GregH

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

    34 miles? I would have done it but charged accordingly.
     
  9. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    nope its not in my service area but i have somebody in your area and give them there number. we call it networking
     
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    It would never be worth it to travel that far for just one job. It would be a whole different story if you had 10 or more jobs out there. You made a good decision. Just keep putting your name out there and you should get some more calls soon. Good Luck!
     

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