This season I put a bid into a local factory that has a great location and a nice property. Last year they paid their security gaurds 14 year old son to mow it. He mowed it with a 42 Craftsman mower. Thats all fine, but the thing is he was horrible at what he did, it took him three days to mow, sometimes he wouldnt even mow the whole thing and I was told he only trimmed once a month. He charged them $300 a week. I sent a bid stateing that I had insurance, I would bag it, stripe it, edge it, trim it, everything I could say to persuade them I said. I put my bid real low so that I could establish a good business and get some references. I sent it for $185 a week. I really felt good about it and thought that I was going to get it for sure. Sure enough I was the lowest bidder by far, but you wanna take a guess at what happend? Miraculously, he was $10 under me the next time I heard. I guess its all about who you know.