A Lowballers dream phone conversation

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    So I get a call yesterday from a guy wanting me to look at his lawn for an estimate. Its starts like this...and the rest was a blur.

    CALLER: " Hi...Im wondering if you can come out and take a look at my yard and give me an estimate"

    ME: "Sure I would be happy to"

    CALLER: "I need to let you know, that I really overpaid for my house...and can't afford much...and only want bi-weekly service"

    The rest is blank after that lol. Kind of like Charlie Browns parents talking type thing. So Im wondering...since when did it become my problem that he overpaid for his house? lol Would he call any other service and make it known that he overpaid for his house? So anyway...I gave him my biweekly rate..which meant---end of conversation!!

    But I got to thinking...wouldnt that be a lowballers DREAM conversation?

    CALLER: " I overpaid on my house"

    LOWBALLER: " No problem sir...I will cut it for next to nothing!! Im in business to go OUT of business to help you!!! How about 10 bucks?"

    CALLER: " Hmmm...10 seems high...can we do 7?"

    LOWBALLER: "Let me get my mower in my trunk and I'll be there in 15 minutes!!"

  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    LOL LOL LOL That made my day better!
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Best line I've read here in quite a while.:)
  4. andy'slawncare

    andy'slawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    now thats funny
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: nice job
    I like the part, "i'm on business to go OUT of business just for you"
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Great. That is priceless.
  7. bigtex

    bigtex LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Messages: 151

    I Would Have Said (thats To Bad) Now Your Gonna Overpay For Your Lawn Cuttin Too!!!
  8. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I think I got a call from the same guy, :dizzy: only he was selling his house and offered me $10.00 to cut his lawn that hasn't been touched in over a year while the house was on the market. I suggested he ask one of the neighborhood kids to do it... :waving: See ya..
  9. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Pretty funny stuff !
  10. Alpha01

    Alpha01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    :hammerhead: :nono: i would get lowballed. but would ALWAYS give them what they pay for.

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