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How do you handle the rejection of prices?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ThyGentleman, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. ThyGentleman

    ThyGentleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have had mostly rejection of my prices for fall cleanups the past few weeks. I have been charging roughly $300-$600 for pretty sizable clean ups, meaning a **** ton of leaves.

    How do you go about this? Try and negotiate a better price? Take the loss?

    I was looking to buy a bigger truck but now I'm second guessing this.
     
  2. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
    Messages: 1,339

    I handle it simply. I don't go looking for clean up jobs. My time is more profitable doing tree work and other projects this time of year. Plus I hate leaf jobs.
     
  3. ThyGentleman

    ThyGentleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    By next season I will be doing tree work. About to call it a seasons end real soon
     
  4. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    What area are you in? It’s insane how much rejection I get and I do drop my prices this time of year to keep my guys busy. Even some of my better customers for mowing and other services balk at paying a few hundred to have a ton of leaves removed.
     
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,513

    The following may not work in your area. That said, what a lot of guys do here is continue to service the property every 7, 10 or 14 days charging more depending on the time needed to complete the cleanup.
     
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,529

    My price is my price. Not the cheapest and probably not the most expensive but it is what it is. If a regular maintenance customer decides to utilize someone else for a task they might as well hire them for everything because I am done. To many good customers to worry about the less than good ones.
     
  7. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,220

    I never worry about people not accepting my price on any work and certainly do not try to negotiate. My price is my price. Take it or leave it.
     
  8. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    We do service many still weekly or every other, however we can’t just mulch the majority. We are sucking up and hauling off.
     
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  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,513

    The largest companies haul off here as well.
     
  10. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,721

    With tears.

    Of joy that is.
    Leaf cleanup gets old in a hurry. I only do 2 people that are non customers.
    And only because I like them personally.
     

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