Was going through town to get lunch today and got a call about a quote. The guy said that he saw my magnets while I was driving down the road. He said he currently has his yard done by a local company. (This is the second call I've gotten in the last week from customers of that company with people not happy.) Anyway, went by at the end of the day and looked at it. Yard is at least 3/4 acre, bumping a full acre and 1/3 of it is steep as heck. Front is sodded Bermuda and the rear is very thin Fecue seed. The front was cut this week and was scalped BAD. Called him with my price. He said "Well, we're paying about 50% of that now" And paused for my response. I told him that I appreciate the opportunity for his business and that he is welcome to call me anytime he may need anything. He then asked if I was going to do anything about my price. I told him that if the current company is doing it for 50% of what I quoted, then he should probably stay with them and learn to live with the things he is unhappy with. He asked how could I charge what I quoted. I told him I do not advertise as the cheapest. I charge a fair price, do quality work, very reliable and I could provide references. He was fairly cordial when he hung up. Now...what I quoted was $65. The side (1/3 of the yard) is on a 30-40 degree angle. You can see where the current company has rutted the yard out by going the same direction with their mower. I figured I'd have to push mow this part. Two LARGE beds to edge. Standard trimming, etc. Am I doing something wrong? I currently have two accounts that I "let" the customer talk me down in price when I was first starting out and "hungry". Those jobs are no profit at all for me. I vowed after that I'd figure my price fairly and stick to it no matter what. I've developed a "If they don't like my price...move on". I don't mind losing a job due to price. My main focus is to NEVER lose a job due to quality of job done.