Lowest lowball ever!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnprosteveo, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I talked with my father in law today...he lives about 4 hrs away in SW Okla. He has three acres and is getting too old/too lazy to mow it. So he tells me he has hired a 17yr old kid to do it.........I asked how much....he says...$20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I said he was really screwing that kid...but I guess its really the kid screwing himself!
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,177

    You don't know you are being screwed if you can't feel it.
  3. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    he'll burn that in gas alone.
  5. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Let's go Devils.....Lets go devils.....
  6. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    I do residential drive ways for snow removal.

    I also do window cleaning, so I'm talking to a customer and gave her a price for snow removal. $85 a month she says one of the nieghbourhood kids is willing to do it for $50 for all 5 months of winter.

    She told me the kids business plan, he is going to get 100 customers for $50 dollars a winter and make $5000.
  7. desii

    desii LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    You might want to look at it a little differently...Consider the money he is saving as your future inheritance...:laugh:
  8. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    Steve ill drive down there and do it for $15 :laugh: anything to make a buck:laugh:
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    He doesn't have to charge right amount because his daddy is his equipment and fuel supplier.
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I think if a 17 year old kid told me that I'd pay him more....

    just cant sleep at nights if I screw someone like that.....

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