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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by newbomb, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    I just got off the phone with a guy who lives in a townhouse neighborhood I service. He asks how much do I charge? I say $25 per cut (townhouses only). He says Do you bag? I say no I mulch. He says thank you I will think it over. These people live in townhomes that were selling a year ago for 500k and they want me to work for nothing. I dont even want to hear from these cheap skates. They will find the cheapest guy and get what they pay for. F 'em.
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,605

    It takes alot of money to be rich. There are alot of people out there who appear to be rich: expensive cars homes, etc. And alot of them don't have $5 in their pockets. Maybe they just can't afford $25 a week to mow the lawn!!
  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    ALOT of people love to act like there rich. Some are able to fool others some can't- No one in the world likes to live within there means anymore.
  4. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962

    Can you say overextended?

    Lack of liquidity?

    Asset rich, cash poor?

    I'm with you newbomb, f'em.
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Look for the guy who lives in a nice modest home he will have more money than the guy who lives in a fancy home. Most of those people who live in oversized houses and drive expensive cars or big SUVs are more than likely in debt up to their eyeballs if not more. Around here there are alot of houses like that being foreclosed on.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    How big is the postage stamp you're trying to get $25 for?
  7. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    This is the quote of the day! I am also guilty from time to time.
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    My Mother told my wife when we bought our 1st home,

    you can be the rich ***** in the poor neaborhood or
    you can be the poor ***** in the rich neaborhood.

    it still stands today
  9. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    C'mon..... tell us how you really feel... LOL:laugh:
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Welcome to the lawn and landscape business...

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