1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, in the Franchising forum.

    Dismiss Notice

how can people be so cheap.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by chefj, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Man, you'd love being a designer. "That much for a stupid drawing?!" No sir, that much for a smart drawing. A stupid drawing costs 20% more because I drink more of my high-end bourbon while I'm drawing it.
  2. Service.com

    Service.com Sponsor
    Messages: 804

    ^^ lol amazing.
  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,828

    What if I supply the bourbon when you do our design?
  4. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    I'm currently drinking Woodford Reserve in my Boulevardier. I'd like to step it up a notch or two; we can talk!
  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    I had a guy sign up for 45.00 per treatment. The day I came to do it he called and said how bout 40? I said no sir 45.00. It was already a great deal. He said aww man ok let me call and check with the wife again. He royally pissed me off the way he talked to me so when he called back and said ok I guess 45.00 I said Im sorry my wife said 50.00 WHAT!!! you said 45.00. right yes sir I did we had a deal and it was 45.00 before you started haggling me down. I have plenty of work. don't need people like this
  6. Service.com

    Service.com Sponsor
    Messages: 804

    ^^ Locqus approves this Bourbon
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,965

    I like my wife said…. but YOU said $45, yea I know, but my WIFE said $50…. classic.
  8. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    That was funny. I learned quick, its my price or I politely decline. Usually the next day or two I find a gereat customer. Use the frustration as fuel to find more good customers. Dont take it personally.
  9. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    This was my response. I didn't want to post it earlier, but oh well. Not the most "customer friendly" response, but at this point I couldn't care less...

    "Legitimate companies will not stop their truck for less than $35 per visit. $45 per month wouldn't be worth the wear and year on professional equipment.

    Good luck with your lawn if you're budget is set that low."
  10. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    $45>$35 haha. Just kidding. On to the next prospect. Don't lose any sleep
    Posted via Mobile Device

Share This Page