clueless because i know that the rented compressors push more than what most guys own? Am i clueless because I stated that and you think that the rented ones are inferior? The largest company around me uses nothing but rented compressors that are brand new state of the art, that does not make them a bad company. If you do not entertain potential new clients and have no room to grow, that's great for you. How can you call a business owner clueless for entertaining potential new clients, that's how you win business. That seems counter productive. Your logic in this states that you only pickup clients if they have never used another company previous, because if they have, they are a floater. Just sounds like bad business and can't possibly be legitimate advice for anybody, ever. The customer likes a lowballer, and if the company can successfully lowball while gaining a large customer base and profiting well, they probably like lowballers too. I can tell that you are old fashioned, and that your 50 years experience has you knowing all, but I do question your advice.