Have not been posting much lately, just reading. The one topic that is off the charts in several forums is the subject of lowballers. This is the ONE subject we all seem to have opinions on. My reason for brining this topic up is to ask those who respond to lowballer topics and say things like....."why are you concerned about the lowballers price".........."Some folks don't need a large sum of money to live happily"................"We all have to start somewhere"........"They have to feed their family too"....................and so on and so on. In reading threads, most legit. LCO's AREN'T complaining about the competition from others, just their pricing schemes. I truly don't see how anyone can, with a straight face, defend lowballers pricing structures. I truly believe that for someone to come into an area and drop more than $5.00 below the going rate has ZERO business sense. Except for the freak (not intended as a put down) plan of Just Mow It, 99% of lco's can't match his volume to generate the needed cash flow. Being in business, correction, running a profitable business, requires cash flow. Without it, it's just a matter of time before the books go into the red and never go back into the black. How a person figures their fixed cost is a mixed bag, but two small to mid size legit. (insurance, taxes, workers comp etc) operations (40 to 100 accounts) have expenses that anyone with even a limited amount of business sense can figure out (if they operate in the same market). Tell me how someone can come in and drop prices to 15.00 to 20.00 a cut and make money when the going rate is 28.00 to 35.00???? It is not going to happen............at least not for any great length of time. Jim P.S. I am solo, part-time, 100% commercial, Legit., and I bid WAY HIGH on all my jobs. How do I know this???? I have been told more than once, you are WAY to high, but on the one's I have won it has been WELL worth my time.