If you find a competitor’s flyer on one of your customer’s door, do you:

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bluesteel, Mar 22, 2003.


When you find a competitor’s flyer on one of your customer’s door, do you:

  1. Crumple it up and throw it in the back of your truck?

    25 vote(s)
  2. Save it for future “reference”?

    31 vote(s)
  3. Look for that guy’s truck, follow him, and reciprocate the favor?

    3 vote(s)
  4. Look for the guy’s truck and remove some of his valve-stems?

    4 vote(s)
  5. Hand the flyer to your customer in full faith an confidence in your quality and reliability?

    34 vote(s)
  1. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    If its in their door or on the mailbox, I won't touch it if its on laying on the lawn I will repetitively run it over with my mower, than charge the owner of the flier a littering clean-up fee........................... no ?'s asked:cry:

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    I've done that!!! Saw my setup and drove on!! I'd pay a scrub $15 to mow my yard!!!
  3. Crumble em up......They are trash.
  4. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    What would you do if a LCO used clear packing tape and taped it to your mailbox? You know, the kind that peels a nice chunck of paint off when you remove it?

    I'm going to call the guy up for a 'free' estimate...and tell him to get to re-painting my mailbox....for free. :D
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    only one irritated me the guy walks through the lawn while I was mowing I had to shut the mower down while he was walking by It was rather obvious that this house had a service lol, I called the number while I was waiting for the rain to stop shortly after and got cussed out by the girl that answered the phone. most fliers around here are thrown in the driveway those go in the trash I dont bother the ones at the door unless they fall when blowing wich they all do with the eb630
  6. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    We offer a multitude of services. One of them happens to be litter removal from all outdoor surfaces. Lead us not into temptation but save us from evil...or something like that.

  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I've only ever found one, and kept it.
  8. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    I dont touch them, just dont even touch it. Dont hand it to the customer, dont throw it away, just leave it. If your work is so crappy you are scared someone is going to take it from you, you need to do a better job!

  9. The quality of my work is beside the point. I have some 2-3 acre lots in a high-profile subdivision with houses that cost anywhere from $500k to $3 million. Kids, con-men, and idiots come through there all the time shooting bids that are sheer lunacy. How about $45 for 3 acres?

    Once those clowns get a lawn or two, that becomes the new standard. Legitimate or not, those low-ball bids will at least be negotiating tool in the hands of HIGHLY successful people. I know I only see a fraction of those idiot’s fliers, and I have enough business and referrals that I’m choosing my customers, but the less my customers see of that nonsense the better.
  10. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 690

    i put my flyer behind the mailbox flag, now, if theres another one already there it usually falls out by accident, and rather than letting loose debris fall on a potencial customers yard, i catch it as it's falling, at this point i really dont know what to do, so i just crumple it up and toss it in back. whoops!!:D

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