this lady calls me this week. wants a price on just a mowing for her 1 acre. she starts telling me how they have sold the house and are moving but her mower is broken and it needs one last cut before the new owners take posession. she tells me how fast she can mow it with her ztr mower (which is broken lol) and how it won't take long..blah blah blah. i knew then she wanted me to do it for next to nothing and it would be a one time deal, but i said sure i will come take a look at it and give you a price. i never give out estimates over the phone. went by that afternoon and she had at least an acre of mowable grass. the whole property was probably 1.5 acres. the growth wasn't bad so after i walked around i shot her a price of $45. she said can you do it for $30. i asked her if she had bought gas lately lol. i told her it would probably cost me $12 in gas to drive over here and get it mowed. i told her no way and said i would go $40 on it but that was it. i said maybe you can find one of these guys out here running residential mowers and no insurance that can do it cheaper. i said good luck and call me of i can help and turned and walked away.