is this too pushy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i was thinking, when i send out my xmas cards to my customers, i think i'll enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with the words "xmas tip" written on it. what do you think?
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    You're too much! Thanks for the chuckle... :laugh:
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    With the relationship that you say you have with your customers, Im' sure that they would appreciate it. That is very thoughtful of you... saving them 37 cents.

    OR......will ther be a stamp surcharge on their next bill. LOL
  4. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    It's worth a shot Bobby besides what's the worst that could happen??? A customer tosses the envlope in the trash & says "screw him!" he gets enough of my money.
  5. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Bobby.... I think you're not drinking enough beer tonight. You have to be more specific. Remember, the customers are always right. They would think you want them to give you a tip on how to take better care of their yard.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I don't think so.
  7. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Dam I knew I forgot something. Of course when you say tips you mean free advice right. Good one Bob. :p
  8. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    is it really a tip when your basically asking for it or just really strongly suggesting it.

    its like when you go to some of the restaurants that automatically take 15 percent of your bill as a tip. you have no say in it
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,915

    i just received my annual newspaper delivery guy's blank index card with nothing more than his home address on it. he just rubberbands it to the paper. classy...

    i've never seen or talked to the guy, have half-assed service, yet come christmas that's what he does. maybe this year i just attach a stamp to it, and right "great job as usual" on it.
  10. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    You will most likely get a complaint/suggestion in writing rather than a face to face complaint.

    I do this in June, when they see you they smile at you and be polite but,

    when the postcard comes its.."I don't want you running over in prized Irises"

    or "don't track dog-crap on my driveway" or "don't try to cut my trees in half

    with your weed eater".

    It gives them a way of saying you're the cheapest guy around and to start

    paying fning attention. :p

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