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Thanks to lowballers.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J&R, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I priced a clean up job of tires and junk that was dumped on a store back lot last week for 1050.00. and got the job. looked in the news paper under lawn service. I found an add lowest price in town. I called he came out gave me a price of 350.00 you got the job and the end of the story i put 700.00 in my pocket for making one phone call. Thanks LOWBALLERS

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I'm gonna try that...
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Hoolie - same here.
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Ahahahahahahaa Damn, thats pretty good.
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    i am still waiting on the time to be able to do make that call and make some good $$ and not lift a finger

  6. Matts Mowing

    Matts Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I have been thinking about doing that for some time now. I assume that you would be responsible if they F*&^% anything up though right?
  7. snippy

    snippy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Sounds like your lowballer hasn't quite made the transition yet from lowly paid abused worker trash to self employed astute businesman there J&R.
  8. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    AAaahh ..... it's all n GOOD .... BUT if had had kicked up a rock n knock some kid in the head ...... it would have been some kinda other outcome
  9. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    This is GREAT! I love to hear a story like this.

    I wonder if there is a way a guy could get his liability insurance extended to the other crew for the duration of the job?

    You know the scrubs prolly did some illegal dumping--I'm thinking particularly about the restrictions on disposal of old tires. You don't want something like that coming back on you.
  10. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Is it fair to call the buy a lowballer without knowing the size of the job???? If I went out there and did the job by myself in 6 hours, does that make me a lowballer???? I gave a bid that made me a decent profit and I would be happy...

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