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I get to literally BEAT the newest lowballer!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Liquidfast, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    Going thru my 10 year old sons homework this morning and a flyer pops out. $5 for spring clean ups!!!

    How can I compete with my own family at these prices??? According to my wife, he did this in the fall (in fact I remember picking him up from a house he was cleaning).

    Oh well, I figure I can ground him during peak season.
  2. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Just hiring him at that price....it's a winning combination. You should be proud of your son.
  3. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Haha thats funny... wheres the Govt.? Cuz I smell a monopoly in ur area lol
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Hire him as a sub. Ask him to help pay the bills now that he is earning all that money.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Hahaha, that's pretty funny. I remember when I was doing lawn maintenance in high school under my own business name and my dad was doing landscaping/hardscaping under his own business name. Everyone in town thought we were competing against each other. LOL.
  6. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    last fall, he was paid 2 american bills and 3 loonies. The family asked for 50 cents back for the exchange. LOL. The owner of the house was a truck driver and sat in his rig until I made change LOL.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Now thats funny.:laugh:
  8. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

  9. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Please let me know what his expenses for a passport and airfare is to Dallas, TX. I will provide room and board at my expense and pay him twice as much as he is getting now. At age 18 I do send him back to you for his college education.

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