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cut throats

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stuart H Switzer, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Stuart H Switzer

    Stuart H Switzer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I live in a small community about 8000 people.My problem is that every one who has a truck and a riding mowing thinks they are in the business.They work for beans and some of them get good jobs.What do you do about the situation?
  2. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    Curl up in a ball and cry like me!!!!!!!!
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    We have guy's that drive 45/ 60 minutes, just to cut grass in our town because the money is much better. You may have mow in another town that supports the type of money you want to make.
  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    or 8 other places like it. My favorite one's are the sprinkler guys who after the install say it's too far to come for service.

    They all come here just urinating all over each others feet to bash prices down to work in a $$$$ town. Of course the customers can be just as bad calling someone from far away rather than local becasue if your a contractor and can afford to live in this town you must be expensive.

    When I was young I couldn't get jobs becasue I didn't havve as much experience. Now I can't get jobs because I'm tooo established and know too much.

    Talk about Catch 22.
  5. Russo

    Russo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    Welcome to Lawnsite STUART, although I'm pretty new here, too.

    Type " lowballer" in the search engine and enjoy some good stories and good advice. You're not alone, my man.

    Good Luck, Landscraper
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I charge twice as much as everyone else and explain you get what you pay for. Some folks out there do believe great quility cost more and the ones that don't you would'nt want. They would just drop you when the next low baller comes along and believe me he will.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    do good work ,that shows the difference in your wk.

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