Stealing customers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by goinggreen123, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you didn't sign any sort of no compete agreement then why not? If you do a better job and thats what the customers want then go for it. It's america, get what you can. The only time I wouldn't agree with it is if you simply went around offering a lower price for the same services they're already providing aka lowballing. But if you are offering a better service for the same price or higher then why not? It's not your fault you will provide quality than the previous company. However trying to take business because you don't like who you worked for and want to rub it in their face instead of wanting to gain the customers because you know you can do a better job will bite you in your butt. Revenge with no reason won't get you far
  2. rjstone4

    rjstone4 LawnSite Member
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    Its dog eat dog out there
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  3. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
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  4. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
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  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like a broken record...welcome to my ignore list!
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nothing like a guy talking to himself. I kept looking back to see who he was replying to in all the threads yet he won't answer a direct question.
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I understand and respect the right of sponsors to reply to threads, when it's appropriate and helpful. But I don't much like canned messages that have little if anything to do with what's being discussed.

    My favorite sponsor rep is the one from Billy Goat Industries...he's very knowledgeable, especially relating to older and long forgotten equipment, helpful, and objective given his understandable and admitted bias toward his products.
  8. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am actually responding to the it is...

    You ever hear of KARMA?
  9. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    People like you seriously make me sick!
  10. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well if these are bid customers,they are up for grabs for the next season.There is no such thing as MY customers or YOUR customers in my book.If he has placed a bid which is lower than the previous LCO's then the previous LCO should counter bid if he wants the job if the customer asks him.I had a customer tell me another guy would mow for $10 less per cut and if I would match it.I said no since I have already been doing it for 4 years and am not going to lower my price.Well they stayed with me.
    I also snow plow.I advertised back in 1990 for 2 weeks and have not advertised since.No need to I get plenty of referrals plus I get all my old customers back.Guys try to cut in but can't since my customers do not want to take a chance on a lesser quality of service.What i am trying to say is people will price shop just like we do.They are allowed to switch contractors if they want----its their money.

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