bid too high or customer CRAZY

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by HoffmanLawnCare, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. HoffmanLawnCare

    HoffmanLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Okay, I put in a bid of $625.00 to do the following work on removing some old landscape and putting down sod.

    *Removal of 6 bushes
    *Removal of about 5 cubic yards of fill dirt
    *Removal of 1 small tree
    *Removal of two landscape boulders
    *Graded to rest of yard with a layer of new top soil
    *About 31 sq yds of sod that cost me $100.00

    I put in the bid of $625.00 and the lady said that was insanely high and that she only had only a budget of $250.00. I told her that $625 was my price and to call other companies to see if she could get a better price. What do you all think, was I fair or too high? Thanks.
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Just move on.....................
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    So let me understand this correctly. Your price is insane because she has a small budget? $250 just about covers me to just show up to the house. :hammerhead:
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Like Paul said, $ 250.00 wouldn't even cover the 6 removals. Move on, and for pete's sake, don't lower your price because you think you "need" this job. Thank her and move on..:waving:
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Not only does the customer sound crazy , IMO your price is about a grand too low.
  6. mgosser

    mgosser LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    You are way to cheap!
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i also think you were too low.
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Learn the elements of business.
  9. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Way to cheap can run off people too! This is an investment to most.
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    $250 should just about cover the price of the little sod job. You gave a more than fair price. She'll either call you back after getting prices or just not have the work done at all.

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