[Mowbers] Lawn mowing for $10 (GTA Toronto)

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by paulsgrass, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass Banned
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  2. tdipaul

    tdipaul LawnSite Member
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    Someone in that forum said this and it is the most likely scenario IMO:

    To be honest, Mowbers sounds like a vanity project by a couple of university students who thought they had figured out the "next" uber. They probably power-pointed a presentation to their parents about DISRUPTING an archaic industry. They probably got a $100,000 investment and spent heavily on marketing. Probably had some 3 year plan with aggressive pricing to build up a user base with the intention to sell or increase pricing. I'll be stunned if they are still functional by August.
     
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    paulsgrass

    paulsgrass Banned
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    Good news and bad news. Bad news first is that they are still in business. The good news is I called to get a quote and they do not service Bradford :)
     
  4. tdipaul

    tdipaul LawnSite Member
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    Their #1 customer will eventually be mowing run-down rentals for absentee owners living in FL

    IMO this pic on their website is not an accurate representation of the service someone will be receiving

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  5. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll do it for $5:eek:
     
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    paulsgrass

    paulsgrass Banned
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    So i called this company asked for a quote for a small backyard in Toronto no front yard. I was told it was $18.00 and 30.00 for the first cut since it was over grown ( how they magically know its over grown is beyond me ). No trimming or clean up please provide your credit card number.
     
  7. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
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    They HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you tip their workers hahahahaha! They said it helps keep their prices low. Uhhhh, you think??

    So I tip lots of money to your workers so you don't have to pay them as much. Then my mowing price stays low....yep, makes perfect sense....cause the money I spend paying errrr "tipping" your employees doesn't count towards what I spend every 10 days on my lawn!

    Company sounds awful.
     
  8. tdipaul

    tdipaul LawnSite Member
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    just like Panera bread when they hit you with the option to tip upon checkout
     
  9. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
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    Y'all have a heroin problem in Canada too? Good gosh those are the only folks I can see doing this. Just lost a friend to it so don't judge my post on the subject please.
     
  10. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sorry to hear of your friends death Kemco.
     

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