Senior discounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AllSeasonsAllReasons, Feb 17, 2001.

  1. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    So how many of you offer senior discounts and just what do you offer them???
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I give the elderly a nice discount if they
    really need it.Its a matter of looking at
    their situation and making a judgement call.
    Ive had folks that paid what they could and
    Ive had some like the lady who wanted a senior
    discount for her rental aptments in town.
    NOT. Then some who are better off, pay for others
    not as fortunate.It takes all kinds.
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    If there is a little old lady who has lost her eyesight, is super cheap and you can tell has very little money I will give her a lower price than usual, but not much. If there is an old guy who has 2 Cadillac's, 3 diamond studded pinky rings, an attitude, and wants a senior discount then I tell him I gladly discount all work for seniors by 10%. Then I give him a bid that is 40% higher than the little old lady.
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Now you're talking Barkleymut. Nothin' like these old people thinking you owe them the world. I too believe there are certain ones you like to help out but it's a "crock of you know what" when they want discounts just because they're old. Here's an idea, why don't I get a discount because I'm only 33 and haven't had as many years to make as much money as seniors have. Yeh, I know, I'll be old some day too, that's why I have excellent investment and retirement plans going now.It's called planning ahead.
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    I love to go into the fast food restaurants and ask for the "middle adged with kids discount". You ought to see some of the looks I get.
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    :) That's a good one Ed! LOL
  7. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We provide a 10% for seasonal contracts and 15% for year round maintenance services.
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I don't advertise any discounts, nor has anyone ever asked for a discount.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    OF THEM OLD PEOPLE FOR A WHILE and then you die.
    REALITY CHECK whew nuff said
  10. The following is copied from All Seasons website:

    "We can beat any price so contact us for a free estimate! We also offer discounts for our senior residential clients!"

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