In an earlier thread I kind of criticized people for labeling others as lowballers. Well I am man enough to admit when I was wrong. Lets just say the Dog got bit by a lowballer today. This is the first year I decided to offer snow removal to my lawn customers. I took on only 15 people under contract to care for this winter. I specifically chose only small flat easy to maintain driveways to service. All in all I invested over $1000 in a good 2 stage blower, and salt. We got our first snow and guess what, 5 of my fifteen accounts were shoveled by a group 3 trailor park trash hicks in a blue K car for $10!!!!! I charge $25 and I thought that was a bargin! I caught them just before they started to shovel another one of my accounts. When I told the guy I had this lady under contract, he flipped and knocked at the door swearing at the customer saying they already started shoveling( even though they didnt). The guy was drunk and reeked like beer. He stood there swearing at my customer, who is about 70 years old. I finally told the guy to hit the bricks, and he flipped. We just about fist fought in the lawn before he finally left. I used to think that people had the right to do what they wanted, and that scrubs in K cars were just part of the business. It never really bothered me before, because I know those people never last. This guy was so drunk and stupid he wanted to beat up an old lady for $10. I guess the reason it never bothered me is because this is the first time it has really affected me. This guy cost me over $100 after I made a $1000 investment for snow removal. Its not fair. He cost me over $100 to make $40 and split it 3 ways. Anyways I just wantwed to apologize if I seemed critical of others attitudes toward lowballers. I guess you never know what its like untill it happens to you.