customer decides the price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bhm, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. bhm

    bhm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    this is my first year on my own in the past i worked for other lawn crews. i have this one house and for some reason the woman decided that after it was cut that the hole thing did not need to be cut.. so she lowered the price on the bill..... with out contacting me.. this is bull sh*t what should i do she already sent me a check and all
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Umm, you should get paid what you agreed on. CONTRACTS!!
  3. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    tell her that she is fired.
  4. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Call her, very politely tell her your position, and that she needs to look for someone else to do her lawn cause you won't be back, and no you don't know anyone to recommend, and no matter what she says/offers, DON"T GO BACK.
  5. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Send her a letter (certified) demanding the amount within 10 days. If you don't get it, then looks like court is your only route. Though you may be able to claim "theft of service" to the police.
  6. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Definatly what Rustic said!!

    It's guna be a waste of time/money taking any other avenue.

    Ditch the Bi#ch while the dichens good!!

    Think of this as a learning experiance and move on.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    You can take the advice above and waste all sorts of time, energy, and mental energy on trying to get your extra $20 back.


    You can just do what Potchins said (Fire her), learn from it, and then don't even give her another thought. Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off. And start all over again - with a new one.

    Seriously, it's not worth wasting any time or energy at all on people like this. Get on with life and focus on the good clients who get it. Because there are hundreds of them out there just looking for you.
  8. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Tell her your going to send her to collections for the remainder of so little.
    In the end dump her.
  9. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Dump em
  10. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I have run in to individuals like this before.
    I would suggest following Jim Lewis's advice.
    Additionally, the worst possible thing you can do is take it personally.
    For the $20.00, I wouldn't pursue her - despite it being a matter of principle. The courts won't see it that way regardless.

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