Jeykll and Hyde Customers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasssin, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Went to bid two seperate cleanups today.

    The first lady greets me at the door takes me in the yard to show me around. Tell her minimium $450 and before I can give her a max she says "$800?". That is for only part of the yard. Turns out her husband is one of the owners of the local construcion companies. Then she says "what if I give you $1500 to work with to see how much that gets me? If you do a good job there is still alot more to do. Needless to say I said "yes" be here tomorrow at 8 sharp!!

    Next customer is a local shop owner wants leaves bagged front and back yard probably about 1/2 acre, wants old mulch out of beds replaced with new ones , and then to trim along the fence line that is completely overgrown. Quote $350 for the job, more than likely underbid but who knows, his response "well my son is in college and that is a lot more than I was willing to spend,I am getting bids from a few other companies so I will get back to you"

    What a day............
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    1500 bucks solo in one day...? If you won't want it I'll take it.
  3. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Ahhhhh jus give me $2000, an I'll clean up everything for ya......

    I am movin to Alabama!!!!
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    think you could swing up here and pick me up bastalker?
  5. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Sure tiedeman.........50/50? I figure a few hundred round trip, an we can split the rest. $750 a piece for a couple days work......
  6. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Sick, we had one of those customers, Can you do it.....yes.....good talk to me when you get done i got cash for ya. He was a great cutomer with wads of cash, i miss him :(.

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