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how much do you decrease your prices by from year to year?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbyge, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. bobbyge

    bobbyge LawnSite Member
    from france
    Messages: 87

    if u started on a customer's lawn, in say, 2003, for say, $400 for the entire program, how much less do u think thier program would cost them in 2008?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    at least 10% a year, we are just out for the exercise.
  3. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    iv read your bs in other threads, just wondering cause i truly don't what to feed into you but i will this one time only, are you ******** or just looking for attention?::dizzy::confused::hammerhead:
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    If nobody is decreasing prices why is lawnmowing a LOT cheaper now than it was 10 years ago?
  5. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Who the heck wants to take a pay cut each year?? I've NEVER decreased my prices--I did increase them this year, however!
  6. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    yeah....uh...fert prices have more than doubled!
    Gas prices have continued to climb and a hurricane likely to give another excuse for a price hike!
    and no one wanting to work unless they're getting $20.00+ an hour!

    heck drop prices at least 50% maybe more!!!!:hammerhead:;):sleeping:


    Messages: 11

    hey guys give him a break, look at where he's from... THAT EXPLAINS IT ALL!!!!
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    first post and thats it.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I'm actually more surprised more guys are not jumping to some other sites based on the amount of total Morons like this who are obviously so valuable to the advertising dept. to do anything about it.
  10. bobbyge

    bobbyge LawnSite Member
    from france
    Messages: 87

    well, now you are all "professionals", aren't you? you see, i know that my first year on a property requires more treatments, more scouting, and more attention. as the years roll on, and we develop a healthier turf, and have the customer educated to the correct watering techniques, we need alot fewer treatments to maintain the now healthy, strong, resistant lawn. a real professional can actually lower the price of the program as the years go on, because there is far less involved in the program. unless, of course....you're delivering unnecesary treatments. but i just know, "professionals" wouldn't do such a thing. would you?

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