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what if, you were $3 cheaper?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    just answer the question. don't say anything else, just, answer the question. IF, the going rate in your area, for a legit business, was $30 per mow, and you came in $3 cheaper, would it help you land alot more work? yes or no?
  2. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    no being $3.00 cheaper would not help us land more work
  3. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781


    well just saying no wasn't enough characters so i will explain. most of our lawns are 50 - 90$ per cut so we would have to be at least $10 cheaper to make a difference to a customer by price.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    ok, let me rephrase that question, to accomodate different price ranges. WHAT IF, you were 10% cheaper than your competitors, would it help you land ALOT more work?
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Yes and no--
    10% of a $300 mow a wk adds up to $120 a month and probably would make a diff. 10% of a $40 mow probably would not.
  6. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Same here.
  8. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    NO (At least not where I am)
  9. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Yes, 10 % less I think would bring in several new customers.
  10. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Yes. If someone is calling off a flyer or other "non-referral" advertising, price is a larger factor in their decision.

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