Gave an estimate today. Approx 30MsqFt many obstacles, 2 lines of pine trees, a detached garage, old cars in back yard, a very steep bank, and an outside dog! I really need some more work this seaon, so I bid $125.00 per mow. This property is 10 miles out of town with no other prospects around it. The couple told me I was "way, way" higher than the guy who used to cut it. They didn't want him anymore supposedly because he was unreliable,and tore up stuff. I always talk to a customer a while before I quote them to try to feel them out. While we were talking she asked me about being licensed and insured,and what type of mower I used. I never could get them to tell me what the other guy charged, but the lady told me he was there anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. I figured it would take me 3 to 4 hours by myself - I would have to use a 21 on the bank, which was beside a major highway! Does anyone else think I'm too high on this? My other estimates this season seem to be relative to what everyone else here is getting. Oh yea, the husband said he would buy a goat before he would pay that, and he oughta quit being an electrician and go into lawn care! I stayed professional and thanked them, and will send them a follow up thank you letter like I always do.