I agree, year round billing doesnt work where I am, where the grass is usually snow-covered for 3 months, but in places where there is usually no snow you really need to stop by and keep the place looking good. (and get paid for it).<p>Bill
I'm quite pleased that my price was in the ballpark,taking into account the currency<br>conversions plus converting imperial into <br>metric.Sorry I didn't price the chemical apps<br>but I'm not familiar with the types of grass<br>in the US and the chemicals available there.<br>Very good excersize in pricing ability,really<br>gets the brain working.<p>Karl<br>
I know this debate was a pretty heated one, and that I missed most of it while away on vacation last week, but now that I'm caught up this proved to be one of the most interesting and invaluable discussions I've seen.
And not just because folks were making me laugh with wild suicide attempts.
This thread helped me see, in very clear terms, the different methods folks around this great nation are using for work and billing. I live in a mild climate (never too hot/never too cold) and I bill a flat rate monthly. Yes, sometimes I cut a lawn 5 times/month in the Summmer/Fall, but sometimes I cut a lawn only 2 or 3 times in the Winter/Spring due to rain (or vacation). I get paid even when I don't mow, so I don't mind the extra pick-up when the schedule demands.
It makes sense for my situation (and seems to make a lot of sense for ol' Kirby, too).
Speaking of Ray, bully to you for this thread and the whole mock bidding. I didn't get a chance to partake in the last, but I intend to partake in the next. Great job.