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Lowballers new tactics

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keegan, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 611

    I saw a posterboard sign nailed to a telephone pole today. It was warped probably by the humidity already. It read-

    lawn cuts
    1/2 acre
    $15

    phone #


    another fly by night
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Well you should of helped him out by adding a few zeros!
     
  3. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    I have never thought of that but that is a good idea change the 15 to a 75
     
  4. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Do you want the $15-a-cut cheapskate complaining customers to begin with?

    Let the stupid serve the pennypinchers, has always been my way of dealing with it.

    I am seldom lowballed, because I don't fight for the bottom.
     
  5. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    That's not even an issue.

    That's not even a lowballer. WAY lower than that.

    He'll be quitting or losing his butt soon enough. Nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    Probably some guy who needs to feed his family after losing his job and not wanting to rely on the government or handouts to do so.

    That or he has a crack habit.
     
  7. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    I vote crack habit, no one else would be crazy enough to mow a yard for $15.

    Well, I guess a 12 year old would.
     
  8. hdhillin

    hdhillin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Why not get him to do your yards at 15 per yard? You pocket the rest of what you charge...
     
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    How is charging less a new tactic for a lowballer?
     
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I think he meant that this is "lower than low", as in even a "normal" lowballer(whatever that would be) wouldn't be stuid enough to do a half acre for $15..
     

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