I have my best luck with the blue collar workers, first to pay and never complain. However I have had middle class folk try dickering with me over the price. Today a lady calls and wants a bid. Explains that the kid down the street; who's in college, may not be able to fulfill the work wanted for the full year. I quiz her on a few details and she volunteers that she's paying this kid $22 for mowing, trimming, edging and blowing off the clippings. I explain to her my minimum is $30 and I don't bag clippings. I then had to explain to her that thatch is not caused by cut grass clippings. She then tells me that her elderly neighbor usually uses the same service she does. I tell her for the referral she'll get a free mowing. Her reply, "yeah, but she's next door, couldn't we work something out." I said yes, you get a free cutting for the referral and my minimum is $30. She then asks for an estimate for her and her neighbor. Needless to say, I won't be holding my breath.