whats your biggest tip ??? ($$$$ wise)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sandgropher, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some times people give me $50 instead of the $40 quoted and today a lady gave me $70 for a $50 job, yesterday some one gave me an old trailer and bar fridge (sold house) what the biggest amount you have recieved $$$wise or items of value??? (lawnmowing/or landscaping)
     
  2. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got a $75 Christmas gift once. I though it too much so I gave her a free snow removal.
     
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i got $50 from a customer, mostly 10-20 dollars or gift certificates.
     
  4. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $20 is about the best i have received. i do get alot of homemade pound cakes and stuff from the little old ladies at christmas. and two weeks ago an old man gave me a 6 lb bass, 3 huge bream, and a 2 lb or so blue catfish
     
  5. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Several of my customers give me $100 for Christmas. I get around $1200 total for presents from my customers.
     
  6. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
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    When i had a mowing business years ago with my father, we had about 70 Italian customers, each one would get us a bottle of wine for Christmas, when we got a bottle we would exchange it with the next customer so every one was happy, they all got presents and it cost us nothing :)
     
  7. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I under bid a job big time and the homeowner knew it. I was kicking myself the entire time my guys were on the job. I charged the guy $65 and he gave me $125. He said for $65 buck he was expecting a half job but when he seen the finshed product he had to pay what he felt the job was worth.
     
  8. aceman71

    aceman71 LawnSite Member
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    Had a customer give me a nice little 16 foot motorboat..everything worked good on it and it was ready for the water.....makes u want to work your heart out for them!
     
  9. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i forgot about that. one customer gave me a 94 buick lesabre which wasn't running. $100 in parts got it going and i gave it to my mother in law. you are right though. her house stays PERFECT now!!
     
  10. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    one customer game me a stihl fs80 weed trimmer 2 weeks after I bought one. another lady has given me tips from 5-20.00 all season.
     

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