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is this bid for pgh pa on the high side?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcgruff, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    a long story short, I bid a resi job for a lot that is 50 x 160ft.
    there is a small house on it and a bit of trimming.
    I bid it at $40.
    the lady was shocked and said that she had bids for 55 to 70 dollars.
    its all level,

    I guess I am to low, anyone have any thoughts for my area market?
     
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    where in pa? Makes a difference.
     
  3. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    a sburb in pitsburgh, about 15 miles away from the city.
     
  4. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    Gates? maybe if it all requires a 21"

    Round here the big companies with cheap laborors charge $22 for a 5K sq ft lawn.
     
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    What suburb are you in? I am in McKees Rocks, your price Sounds average to me
     
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I'm north of Pittsburgh. I'd probably bid it about 40.
     
  7. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    ok cool, so I am right around the average.
    when she told me 55 to 70 I couldnt belive it.

    I will try to find out who bid it at $70.

    maybe they didnt want it.

    thanks for the replys.
     
  8. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Where is the property?
     

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