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"My other guy"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bob Minney, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Do you get a special feeling in your gut when you hear those words?

    "My other gut just quit showing up"
    Wasnt getting paid?
    Maybe youre a pita?
    maybe the boyfreind/husband/dad is putting a bag of scotts weed&feed on every 2-3 weeks?

    My experience is that most LCOs do not walk away from a customer without reason and my other guy quit showing up is a big red flag for me

    "My other guy only charged"
    Now of course the other guy was 30-50% less- or even more- so I'll respond- that sounds like a great price, why don't you have him do it.
    His phone is disconected
    He doesnt do it anymore
    I dont like his work
    He left town
    and on and on

    People are fun:)
  2. higherpower

    higherpower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Some people get offended that the reason why the other guy is probably not in business is because they did'nt pay a fair price.
    Some people blow me off but some people listen and pay me the fair price. Some people are used to just taking advantage of everybody, but if you don't let them take advantage, they may still pay you the right and fair price even though they did'nt pay it to the other guy.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i would agree bob.

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