There is no such thing as overbidding

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Mr Priceless, Mar 24, 2007.

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You can overbid on any certain application

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    65.5%
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. There must be an opposite to underbidding/lowballing, right?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 412

    thought wanted your thoughts and opinions on the matter.

    since the mowing season is coming up and many people are getting more frequent requests to bid on various applications, a good portion have stated their concerns for overbidding on that one job they really wanted, and partially regret it, is there a such thing as overbidding?
     
  2. suzuki4life

    suzuki4life LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    ofcourse there is, bid too high and you have no chance in getting the job.

    -zach
     
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I say, the more you can get for a job, more power to you.

    A simple economics class will teach that the terms over-charging and price gouging are undefined. If you find someone to pay your amount, it is obviously worth it to them.
     
  4. Tim@AcesLCLS

    Tim@AcesLCLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    The first thing business school taught us about evaluating a job is too make sure you do not bid yourself out of it, if you have no idea where to start add percentages to something you have as a base and figure it from there
     
  5. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    It's getting harder and harder to price a bid and get it at a price to make money due to all the low ballers out there
     

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