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Should I charge more?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Varmint PT, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    yeah if they are happy with you and have used you for a while they aren't gonna change their lawncare person over $5....customers like to stick with someone they know and trust
  2. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    Raise em, worse case you may lose a few, but chances are you won't lose any. I've never lost a customer over $5.
    Using a push mower blows, I don't even have one....
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    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i would explain to them why you are raising the price...have you looked into a 26" mower? i know a few companies make them and it that would fit in these yards it would pay for itself soon enough and save you time
  4. Fleur De Lawn

    Fleur De Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Think about if you raise the prices and only lose a couple you will be making the same or more for alot less work.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    On these small yards in Texas they think you should be using 21" on everything so raising the price won't work. And there are mid size companies that are doing them for less than $30 with 21" units.
  6. bstsrvcs

    bstsrvcs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    This point cannot be emphasized enough. There has been a paradigm shift in the industry. Good post.

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