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his, is twice as big, as mine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    o boy, they never cease to amaze me...i been doin lots of estimates. meeting all kinds. how is this for logic- i quoted one lawn on the street, @ $40 per week. i quoted another, @$30 per week. the $30 per week customer calls up b!tching, that his lawn is only half the size of his neighbor down the street, and he knows i charged his neighbor $40. THEREFOR, his lawn, being half the size, should be $20, not $30. make sense?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    sounds like its time to get the shovel out.
  3. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    He needs to pay the 30 or tell him to find some one else. Customers do not set the price! You do!:gunsfirin :gunsfirin
  4. wherebluegrassgrows

    wherebluegrassgrows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Some people just want to feel like they got a deal I usually wont budge on price but I'll through in one free edging which I would probably do anyway. I like to cut the drive and walks out the first time I cut just seems to make weekly stops faster.

    1PREMIER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Do you guys eyeball the property and give the quote or do you tally the sq ft and do the .005 method...
    I am sure it is going vary based on the experience of the person and Comp within that area and all that, but what is the best way if I was a new guy, like whats the method that I should go with cause there are some many posts on the site its hard read em all and remember what i read, but I think I read that the .005 method is ol school way? Bare with me, I am new round here sorry pokin' my nose in, just lookin for any help I can get....
  6. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 525

    Ah, but does the $30 dollar lawn have more trim work?
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    You did explain that $30 is your minimum. Tell him that if him & his neighbor called a plumber and the plumber spent 1/2 hour at his neighbors house and 15 minutes at his house that they would both be charged the minimum rate (probably around $90) even though his neighbor got twice as much work done.

    If he's still not happy tell him to get a bigger lawn :hammerhead:
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Size usually matters, but in grasscutting, it's irrelevant cause everyone should have a minimum stop fee. Exceptions of course can be made if deemed necessary.
  9. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    "his, is twice as big, as mine"

    ;) ;)

  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Dump the one for disclosing
    Dump the other for being a cry baby


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