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Lost 4 accounts yesterday

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walshdevo10, May 27, 2006.

  1. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I have been cutting these for nearly a year and lost all 4 at once. All of them are about an acre each. Been cutting them for $125. The guy that got the accounts are cutting them for....READY....$10. Not $10 per cut but $10 per month. Unbelievable!!!! Just had to vent and laugh!!!
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    $10 a month? That's BS and I don't believe it for one second! Even the worse of lowballers don't cut grass for $2.50 a week, esp an acre of it.

    YOu must have misunderstood the client and the newguy musta been $10 a month Cheaper...
  3. cessnasovereign

    cessnasovereign LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    I agree, $2.50 wouldn't even buy my gas to MOW the yards, not to mention drive out there.
  4. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Do you mean just cut, by running a Z in and out, no trimming no edging, no blowing? You can do that in 15 minutes, but still, how he can afford gas & overhead? It is very impossible to me...
  5. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I mean this clown is on an old craftsman riding mower and cutting for $10/month. I thought I misunderstood as well, but 2 others have confirmed it, 2 of the actual homeowners. Hell, they were laughing about it.
  6. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    No trimming, edging, blowing. Just cutting it. Apparently he lives in the neighborhood. The guy is like 35yrs old, not even a kid on Dad's mower.
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Just be ready to increase your price when they come calling after the idiot loses interest. Is this guy head injured or mentally challenged?
    It also says something about how rediculous customers can be. If they call back, make em pay for leaving. You never know when some other bozo will try the same stunt.
  8. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Exactly, when the old Craftsman dies and the guy can't afford to get it fixed, someone is gonna have to cut the lawn.

    But what about the customers? $10.00/month for just under an acre? Talk about taking advantage of someone. Someone's laking in integrity.
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Are you sure you heard the reason you got dropped correctly?
  10. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    If someone wants to cut my grass for $10 a month they are more than welcome. If they make the offer how am I lacking integrity?

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