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Customer gave me a saw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slawn, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I was trimming shrubs for one of my regular customers today. He came out and asked me to come in his garage. He gave me a stihl chainsaw.:cool2: Its a small saw just right for limbing. I used it at the next job to cut some pecan limbs off. Pulled it 3 times and it fired right up. He also gave me a new chain for it, 3 new files and a new file guide. :dancing: He said he would never need it again and I was a good guy:dizzy: and he wanted to give it to me! Why can't all customers be like this?
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    because then you'd have more crap than you'd know what to do with.
  3. Baseballman387

    Baseballman387 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Maybe the customer likes you. He probably gave you the chainsaw as a thank-you present. :laugh:

    Maybe you should have checked the condition of the chainsaw before you took it home.

    That's probably the same chainsaw my brother have.
  4. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    did you charge him for the cut??.. yea man i looove when my customers do this, it makes you feel so good.. last year i had a guy give me a craftsman push mower.. lol cant really use it but i keep it as a trim backup.. you scored

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    wow thats sweet. my friend hasa garage full of equipment that was given to him by customers
  6. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 473

    Ya ... when customers do something like that for me ... and it is something decent and not a run down piece then i will still charge them for the cut but i will throw something in free like shrub trimming or something like that.
  7. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Hell....my customers have a hard enough time paying me what they owe me....let alone giving me stuff out of the blue....That sh!t will never happen to me!!!
  8. mock

    mock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Yeah be graetful for that saw customer like that are hard to come by I had A customer give me a fert. and seed spreader and it was a nice one beter than the one I already had it work great and I did the same as N. TX did give them a braek or do someting back for them its kindof like a circle! it might happen agin some day you never know.
  9. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Thats sweet, I actually had a new customer at the begining of this year give me an almost brand new toro 21 inch mower. Haven't used it much but it was really nice of him
  10. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I've been pretty lucky with some of my customers this year. Here is a list of some of the stuff customers have given me this year:
    Two 21" self-propelled mowers (Toro & Murray)
    Commercial air compressor
    Pears, tomatoes, & figs
    12-drawer Craftsman roll-a-round tool box full of tools for $100.00
    Couple of hundred bucks in tips
    Electric sander
    27" television!!

    Life is good

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