Has anyone ever approached a client and said' "let's skip the bidding process, I give you a price,and if you like it I'll start today." That's the way it used to be in the 80's before there were a billion lawn services out there. Basically bidding is ,"guess what number I'm thinking of" and the person with the lowest number wins. That's why I've never played the lottery because I don't like to gamble. If there's a 50/50, I always choose the wrong 50. Most people who are bidding have no idea what price they're giving and the person looking at the quotes have no idea what they are looking at. Usually they are people in an office who don't even mow their own lawn and have no idea what a job is worth. Thay don't care-they just want the lowest price. Anyone who says this world isn't price driven has never been to Wal-Mart.