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Another wildly overpriced business on Ebay

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Richard Martin, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

  2. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I hope he is just joking about the price for that business, if not I would like to see what my business is worth then.:rolleyes:
  3. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    This is getting to be hilarious. I am willing to bet he doesn't get any bids. I can understand illness, but that is no reason to break one off in some body. He is asking MORE than he can gross in a year. If he can get it, then I got screwed when I sold my biz. I sold for much less than that, for a whole lot more yearly gross.

    I agree with him that it is a beautiful place to live. There is no doubt about that. But he says that you won't have ANY BOSSES. Yeah right, we ALL know better than that.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If he gets it, I'm selling my biz next week. I'm gonna retire and move.
  5. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    What??? No equipment list???

    Oh well, just the truck and trailer are worth the asking price. ;)
  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    I wanted to sell a few years ago. Bus was 10 years old, grossing $250K, 3 trucks, yada-yada-yada. I would have been lucky to walk w/ $140K. No thank you. I guess I'm stuck. But hey, there's one born every moment and that guy supposedly has a bid at $51K. Wow.


    P.S. We're currently at 4 trucks, more equip and doing considerably better.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Wow. I'd also bet some big $ that he doesn't get a single bid. You'd have to be an idiot to buy that clunkler, trailer, and 30 accounts in the middle of nowhere, Oregon for that price. (Trust me, Cottage Grove is not a place you want to live.)

    Even if it were in my area it still wouldn't be worth anywhere near that. I'd offer him one months' payments for all of the customers for each of the accounts (payable 1/2 now and 1/2 in 3 months after I saw whether they'd stay with me or not) and tell him to sell his truck and trailer seperately.
  8. Hoosier Mower

    Hoosier Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I'm with Hoss on this one!
  9. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Great job description too........ Wonder what the downsides are?:D
  10. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    He's already moved to Augusta, Ga.


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