I want my lawn cut for 10 bucks

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Desoto_Lawn_Care, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Desoto_Lawn_Care

    Desoto_Lawn_Care LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 49

    I was doing some prospecting in my own neighborhood today, handing out flyers and stuff and I ran into a guy with an overgrown lawn cleaning his garage. I introduced myself and handed him a flyer. He asked me what my rates are and after I told him, he said "I'm looking for something a little cheaper, like 10 or 15 bucks a week tops." I told him my rates are competitive and that he would have a hard time even finding a kid to do it for 10 bucks with just a pushmower and nothing else; no trimming, edging, hedging, blowing, etc. He said he wants to continue shopping around so I promptly thanked him for his time and headed across the street and met yet another el cheapo that wanted just a one-time cutting for under 20 bucks. So-long sucka :waving:
  2. BLKSS

    BLKSS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 82

    yea youll get those sometimes, but once the city tag's them & charges them 100 bucks after they do a half ass job, theyll come crawling back.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    LOL yea I'm looking for a NEW truck,,,, ya know maybe a FORD 350 duely

    but I want to pay 700.00 total and it needs to be a 2008 model
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    Sir I will PAY you 20.00 and let you use my 21" push mower. I will just stand over here in the shade and watch. When you are done you might then have a clue what my service is worth and why I charge what I do. People do not get it, lawn service is a LUXURY. Keep pounding the pavement and advertising , you will get customers. All the wannabe start-ups are dropping like flies now.:usflag: :usflag: :usflag:
    ericg likes this.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You have to say "free grass cuts tomorrow... "

    No, but really, "Thank you for your time" works very well.
  6. Your Lawn First

    Your Lawn First LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    sounds to me your in the wrong area of town to be cutting grass
  7. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    It's nice to want things huh?!:rolleyes:
  8. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have done jobs and made money and i have done jobs where I have lost money. All I have to say about this is "screw the jobs where you lose money". i like what bohiaa's qoute says. I they cant afford you, then you dont need the work.
  9. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    10 bucks, omfg! Good job handling that..... I had something like that happened on a cleanout, only after the work was done. I learned a valuable lesson that day.....lol.
  10. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Heck, if I could find someone to do my yard for that much, I would have to let them do it!:laugh:

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