I go to meet with a potential customer that lives in a mnfctrd home park and give him my estimate,we had met before and talked about what he wanted a few days before,,6- 5 or 1 gallon Florabunda or Grandiflora roses,with that dumb scalloped edging around each to make a little circle ,(some people!),crushed granite for mulch one side and bark and 5 0r 6 Rosemary plants on the other on the other side.Her's been after me for three months and I finally have time to sneak him in.Rose side is 3'wide and 25'with a shallow underground culvert running it's length and the other side 2x25' There were some areas to fill and hand grade to drain and weeding and cleaning to prep. So I bid the job $300.00 prep and $600 to plant and put down the mulch his materials and deliverys were $455.00 or so I estimated the job at $1345.00 to $1500.00 CHEAP RIGHT??I thought it was. Iv'e landscaped 40 homes in that park and that was a real good est. He looks at the est and says WOW this is so much more than I expected!The guy who is doing #72 next door said he would do the whole thing for $1000.00 My jaw drops ,"For labor and all the materials and deliverys and everything?"I ask,he goes YEA that's what he says he will do it for. I was totaly caught off guard and shocked!He had already pretty much hired me for the job and the est was just an after thought the way he acted. So I took a sec to recover my composure (the lowballing so#!*%B I'm thinking)So I go hey you know what,if he can do it for that then hire him,I personaly have never seen him and don't know him or his work..But I do know he just planted 3 large birches within 2' of the street and they will make him remove them because it's against the park rules to plant any tree within 6'of the street.And the tree's you can plant can only be a mature height of 25' and those must not have gone thru management cuz he would have never OKed a planting like that. Then I go real fast But hey if he can give you a price like that..by all means hire him for the job,your looking at my price and my work speaks for itself,it's all over the park.Lemmie know what you decide,I gotta run now thanks. .......... Looks like I got a lowball dip**** undermining my bids and I gotta meet this guy .Just thought I would vent... cheaper that me??He's on his second home Ive been in there for 2 years,I can't wait to meet him.