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ticked off about prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Hey guy's anyone ever sub from bigger lawn care co and find out that you were basically lied to as far as what he is getting vs. what you are getting for services provided? :mad:
  2. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,469

    It should'nt make any difference to you what he gets. Are YOU getting what YOU agreed to?
  3. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    He has a point. Figure out what you will work for and leave it at that. Don't worry about the other guys profit margin.

    I know some guys that sub because they are not very good a winning bids. I'm not saying that this is true in you case. But, remember, you are actually bidding on the job through the 'middle man' as a sub yourself. Either way, you need to know what your time and equipment is worth in $$$ value.

  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I have to agree with all of above.
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I agree with the others.

    If you want to be paid $50 per cut and I pay you that, what do you care if I get paid $250 per cut.

    The problem lies with you for having left money on the table.
  6. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    I would still care. I would be REALLY worried if I underbid as a sub by that margin!!! I would have to have my wife check to see if my head is still screwed on straight!

    Never mind. I know what her answer would be even if my bid as a sub was still in the ballpark!!!!

  7. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    if I'm happy to make XX dollars for a job, I do not care what big LCO makes off me.
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995


    I understand that, but all I am saying is if we agree on a price the other party has no leg to stand on and complain if I am honoring the agreement. That comes under shame on you.

    What should the guy have done, said, " no I'd feel better paying you $175 per cut. $50 is just not enough."

    If people want to work for free, them might as well do it for me.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    i concur with all everybody. if you agreed to the price why are you upset.

    sounds like you need to up YOUR prices..
  10. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    You make a valid point. We all know what it's like to work for a cheapskate, even if we are in the same business. Unfortunately, we can't instill ethics in some people and we just need to look out for 'number one' sometimes. We just have to balance that with treating, and paying in this case, others the way we would expect it ourselves.


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