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Customer Asking If I have own equipment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by longislandlawn, Apr 23, 2013.


    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Actually I forgot to tell you, while I was at the new customers house giving him a quote for hedge trimming and lawn maintenance he asked me if I had my own tools for hedge trimming and I said yes. He's said I could use his WORX trimmer, but I said its ok I have my own tools. I still got the JOB! I know your not worried about whether or not you got the job as much as you are worried about being offended. It won't be the last time it happens either....
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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    I don't understand why you wouldn't go.... More jobs out there for the rest of us
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  3. M&L

    M&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Should have demo'd it and given us a review :laugh:

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Never even thought about it. He said it was gettin too heavy for him. Looks like an ok trimmer for a homeowner....
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  5. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,996

    I think JB1 is right. Make them give their money to somebody else.:dizzy:
  6. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    I can give you a review for the Worx Jawsaw if you'd like :laugh:
    Sad to say, I actually own the Jawsaw. Can't even sell it on CL. Lol

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    :) try giving it away, if ya can't do that then its really bad. Lol
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  8. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    It was an honest question that you took the wrong way.

    The person was probably used to dealing with neighborhood kids and was looking for an actual company like yours but you missed the whole point because you were offended. Nice job on that one!
  9. M&L

    M&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Must be the marketing :cool2:

    I don't do enough saw work to justify spending much, so I bought the Ryobi expand-it pruner with an extension and a Poulan 16"saw. (I already had the toro 2cyl head)

    They work fine for light stuff, but I doubt I'd be able to sell either of those If I wanted too.

  10. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Insulted? Why? I've had people walk down the street by my trailer with mowers on it and ask me do I cut grass. It does stun you for a second but insulting? No way.

    Not going to look at the job because they asked if you had the right equipment?

    Are YOU serious?

    You missed a great chance to really talk about your business and your equipment.

    I wish someone would ask me. I'd throw so much info their way they couldn't help but hire me on the spot.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

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