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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lawn-Sharks, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    True! True! Keep'em coming..
  2. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    site might be helpful if it wasn't full of fake entries!
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653


    Just because one of us thinks a customer is a PITA doesn't necessarily
    make it so, no offense but maybe we just don't get along as individuals.

    Because we are each different, it is always and very possible that one company's
    PITA is another company's goldmine, I have seen this in real life and I believe it
    is true, mostly a matter of inter-personal compatibility which to me is an issue
    neither the customer nor the Lco has but so much control over.

    And that some customers can't seem to get along with any Lco out there,
    I understand this also but I still don't think personal issues should matter
    insofar as to the customer's potential, I don't feel like I am perfect either
    but I do believe we should keep personality outside of business, at least
    as far as listing someone on a 'bad' list goes.

    So what if they gave you or me a hard time, so long they paid?
    It might have sucked but we don't have to go back there,
    and the customer doesn't have to call us ever again, there, problem fixed.

    But non-payers, deadbeats, especially habitual ones...
    I don't mean the guy who once out of a thousand times forgot to pay,
    I mean those who get off and thrive on stiffing the small business owner,
    listing these (and there shouldn't be that many) I would have no real problem with.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  4. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    I'm probably on there. A plumber I had do a bunch of work screwed up as more stuff than he got right, damaged a tree, toilet in wrong spot in a concrete floor, took 3 months to do about 4 days worth of work, etc etc. I got my lawyer involved, offered to pay him materials, refused the labor part (which was triple what was in the estimate). He said all or nothing. Took the advice of my lawyer, told him that since our offer wasn't good enough, he wasn't getting a frickin' cent. Never heard from him again, 3 years later.
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    thats what i was thinking after visiting the site
  6. greenlawnsnow

    greenlawnsnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    It is easy... All you do it just type in the last name and the city you live in. It will search those posted within your city...

    I found 3 people, that were potential leads, who wrote bad checks to other landscapers in the area... This is a great site!
  7. Malibu landscape

    Malibu landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    This is a great idea. Thanks for posting this
  8. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    I'm glad to see that other people like the idea of this site too.
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    I think it's a great idea. I also think they need to dump all the bogus entries. They are way to obvious.
  10. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Messages: 451

    The site wont even let me add an entry. plus it should let u view by city or state.This site needs a lot of work.

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