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Lowballing vs Cost Efficiency

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Smallaxe, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    There is always a lot animosity toward the upstart LCOs that are lowballing their services in order to get their foot in the door of the industry...

    But,,, what if there was a way to do an overseeding job this time of year that was done quickly and didn't cost us(the providers) much money to do it???

    A widow, needed her lawn redone after heavy construction work and a load of topsoil brought in... all that is needed is preparation and seed... it was a small lawn and she recieved an outrageous estimate, that even I though was 'over the top'... I heard later that the guy was a moron and was planning on bringing in a skidster or something like it to level and seed...
    "The soil was already compacted enough, thank you, by the people that delivered the dirt!!!"
    2 people, 1 tiller,, a couple of rakes and a bag of seed plus 4 hours... perfect lawn...
    Less than a quater(1/4) of what Mr. Bigshot was going to charge for a lawn that would have been garbage because he would have planted on compacted soil...

    So,,, does that make me a "Lowballer"??? :)
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,767

    Not at all. I guess this relates to whose stuff hangs lower, rather than who knows what he is doing. Heavy machinery on top of dirt? :nono: If this was a little yard, a tiller and rake would be more than enough.

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