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Aerating $59.95 Call ###-###-####

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Albemarle Lawn, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    That's all it said.

    Sign on trailer pulled by nice looking Suburban with a new Kubota tractor and new aerator.

    The scrubs are here now too.
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    If scrubs are driving nice Suburbans towing new Kubotas I think I want to be one.

    Sounds like they've got the equipment to do it right and at a good price. How does that make them scrubs?
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Down with the scrubs,Down with the scrubs,Down with the scrubs!
  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Maybe he meant to say LOWBALLERS!:angry:
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386


    I would probaly guess that the $59.95 price was just a lure to get customers to call. There is a few lco that market that way here. If not I would agree that he would be a lowballer, not a scrub.

  6. boohoo

    boohoo Banned
    from USA
    Messages: 77

    Since when has grossing $59.95 an hour become scrub territory.
    This has been discussed in previous posts - wish I could aerate everyday of the week. Pay some guy $15.00 an hour even and still make a decent profit. Would rather have 4 Lawnaire V's going flat out every day than one ZTR!! mowing! for the same equipment cost. Heck rent 4 trucks from enterprise for the week and / or weekend. Sales is about putting your name in front of as many people as possible. How many guys here invest 20% of there gross on advertising alone. If you cant invest in yourself aka advertising how do you expect others to.

    Do the math.

  7. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Yea but it's still nice to make $100 an hour!
  8. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Honestly, if, as it was said above, that is a "lure" it is a good one and not really a lowballer approach. My minimum is $60 (to aerate 3K sq.ft. - yes I charge 2 cents per sq.ft.) so he may in fact be righ on the money, Especially if he has to pay off that new equipment.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Boohoo, where did you get the "an hour" from??
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I agree with TLC - No scrubs :D

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