This is why the legit companies go out of business

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by grassmedics, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh man come on now, you know this start up is fixing to get a tail whooping so bad it ain't even funny ...

    He said $15 "no matter what..." :cry:
    In a classified section, on craigslist ...
    Man I tell you, I had a decently worded ad on that thing once and I got some pretty rough calls out of it, and nothing but.
    The one job that could've turned into a regular customer I just got paid for, over a year later.
    Made me swear off classifieds for good, at least for my business. :laugh:

    No serious customer of mine is too likely to bolt over this, but he will most likely get calls from folks with stuff 3 feet tall, BIG lots, and stuff that's all threwn with garbage and crap, poor guy I about feel sorry for him, at least he's trying.

    It'll be alright, it's not the end of the world, I am sure of it.
  3. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    They will not be around long at those prices
  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    I have really never targeted customers that these craiglist guys do so I'm not the least bit worried about their "competition". I have a few customers that have lost their mind or are losing their minds and even they would know that something is wrong with a $10-15 cut...
  7. sweatyclippingcoveredguy

    sweatyclippingcoveredguy LawnSite Member
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    lol the grass in the picture isn't even cut! I bet it's his backyard!
  8. sweatyclippingcoveredguy

    sweatyclippingcoveredguy LawnSite Member
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    "hey what are you doing with that camera in my backyard" yells the homeowner to the illegal alien trying to get in the biz.
  9. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that the level that you compete on?

    Yes those guys suck, but they are everywhere.

    I guarantee these guys aren't the ones putting legit companies out of business!!!! Your doing something else wrong if your worried about those types of lco's.......
  10. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    never said i was worried about them, and yes i do post my service on craigslist, actually have a few very good clients that came from there. Im sorry that im not the huge company that you are yet, but i will be there. sometimes i wonder how the guys who think they are too good for themselves keep their customers. i thought this was a helpful site, not one to put other LCO's down.:nono:

    Side note to All Toro4me, i saw that post about the competition, and it makes me laugh, because i would never put down the competition, i feel its just bad for business to bad mouth someone else. thanks for the post thats not trying to put another company down

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