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is this to much

Ol'time Lawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NJ
a small garden wall, from home depot, total footage,50',2 courses.plant 2 ,3gal-spiral green columnar junipers on each side, 5' hi! then plant, 10-duarf japanese holys,8 golden thread cypress and 10- evergreen creepers, all this is in 3 gal, pots.2 gutter extentions about 12'' in the ground and 15' long, this landscape will be top with moisture barior and 2 ton of red estern chis volcanic rock, no mulch here, colors are red tan and purple, just for my labor i said,2 guys 7 hours, very easy job, could all most do it my self, and i have to run to home depot and fight with them first for the block! i said 1000 and she said to much , really? i dont think so, do you guys think so, anyway she said 800! should i give in,lol.oh and the home depot run is included ,but it would take 2 man hours to get serves!
 

Woody82986

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
DFW, TX
No, don't give in on your price. I don't really know what I would have bid on it, but once the number comes out of my mouth, it never goes any lower. It's a sign of weakness and she won't hesitate to try it again as soon as she can.
 

Pecker

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Louisiana
I agree with Woody. Only you know what you can do it for. If you felt $1000 was the right price, you probably had good reason. Also, why give up 20%? That would certainly cut into your profits, and aren't you in business to earn a profit?

BTW, did she agree to your $1000?

Besides, if you had said $800 to begin with, she'd have said $600. I find that people like that will do that no matter how good your price is. It's usually just a game. Don't give in. I've burned myself EVERY time I have given in. Go with yer first instinct!
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
2 Guys at 7 hours puts it near 500 right off of the bat. that is no plants, blocks or any thing. I am not sure what it is going to cost you for materials but here home cheapo is rather expensive when it comes to block and if you are getting plants from them then you are paying way to much for garbage any ways. I would stick to your guns on a grand.
 

Turfdude

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Jersey
Dude, work 4 me @ that price, we'd get $700 for the wall alone (100 pieces @$7.00 per), plus avg of $40/plant installed. I don't know how you're making $4 on that bid!
 

earthtool

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Indiana
If you have done this type of job before and you know in your gut that, "all is right" then go for it Coyote. The cost of doing business here in the Midwest has got to be cheaper than on your side of the tracks.......and I'll be the first to say ...... no way to that price. Taking into consideration the above mentioned threads......will ya come sub for me..lol
Best of luck.
Pass this one by unless your kids are hungry.
Jim
 
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Ol'time Lawncare

Ol'time Lawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NJ
so much for that,some one else bid under a 1000, easy come easy good,lol, my bid was 1350 for materials and 1000 labor!maybe i could have done this job in 5 hours, me and a helper!
 
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