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I might just hire these guys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KingImprovements, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. KingImprovements

    KingImprovements LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I was on craigslist this evening and stumbled upon these guys. Their ad stated that for $25 they would mow edge and blow ANY size yard. For that price I may just forget about my reputation and sub out to these idiots some of my really large jobs. J/jk. I could never really do that but it would be nice if we could. I know people see this all the time but this was my first time seeing it around here. Even without insurance and licensing I don't see how they can afford it. They must be using reel mowers because I didn't even cut yards that cheap when I was using a push mower in early high school. I know times are tough but no wonder you were the one that got laid off.
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  2. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    In fl there is a company that hires out lco's and will make deals with the HOA's. Ran into a client who asked me to give them a quote. I was to high at $22.50 a cut... she was paying $12.
  3. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Don't even worry about 'em, they will be gone before Summer.
  4. KingImprovements

    KingImprovements LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    The best part about it is his email address is sharonprincess. I have a feeling that it is people like this guy who continually flag my posting and have it removed. I guess he is scared that I may steal some of his $25 dollar lawns.
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  5. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    There are some of those guys in Tulsa OK, I have lost a few accounts to them. They usely don't do too bad but not too good. So I have gotten a few of the accounts back.
    They mow everything at the same height and blow everthing in the street.
  6. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,020

    I have never made a post telling someone to use the search function but this is the 1000th time I've heard that joke.:cry:
  7. KingImprovements

    KingImprovements LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    That's good that you have never told anyone else that because usually you search a word or several words. Thanks for being a **** and letting me know, I really appreciate it (sarcasm). Really if you don't want to read something then don't click on it. I think some people just constantly patrol lawnsite trying to boost there egos
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  8. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Dothan had a guy like this last last year. He ran an add in the news paper "any yard in Dothan for $19.95. He lasted for about 6 to 7 weeks and disappeared. This guy ruined the beginning of the season for the city of Dothan. Hopefully it won't happen again this year???
  9. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Last June a company left a hanger on my door offering any lawn for $19.95. Most lawns in my neighborhood are larger than the norm and neighbors pay between $35-40 per cut or about $150 per month.

    At the time I was doing all commercial work located near my shop about 30-45 minutes from my home. So when I sent my crew to cut my lawn I figured it was costing me about $60 or so. Long story short is I called these guys, they show up in an old station wagon with 2-21" throwaway mowers and cheap handheld stuff. None the less they did a nice job and lasted from June till mid September which surprised me. Then they missed a week and finally stopped coming but the last 2 weeks were free because they never sent me a bill. I kinda hope they come back this summer.:laugh:

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