No Clue How To Bill This (8 hr Travel?!)

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by greennola, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,096

    Where are they coming from and going to. This time of year I move a lot of equipment around the southeast with enclosed trailers and this may be an easy deal.
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  2. LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,919

    There you go.
    Anything can be shipped delivered.
  3. Chris Engstrom

    Chris Engstrom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Bro, If you bid this like a noobie you screw the rest of us. CHARGE
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,092

    Door to door
    Plus expenses

    How long from the minute you leave your shop to when you return
    Plus materials
    Plus anything out of the ordinary (like hotel stay and eating out, which is more expensive than eating meals at home)
    Don’t forget additional expenses like road travel are also subject to profit increase along with materials
    Any money you spend is reimbursed
    PLUS profit margin
  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,092

    Personal expenses like day care and pet sitting are on you
    You take that kind of thing out of your own income,
    If it’s not a business expense, you don’t charge the customer for it.
  6. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,334

    Since you want to pick out the plants, I would fly there, pick out the plants, and have a shipper deliver.
    Fly in, pick plants, fly out. Bill accordingly.
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  7. OP

    greennola LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I didn't state that I intended to charge the client for sitting fees, I simply stated that after those expenses the price we were discussing didn't amount to a whole lot for two days.

    This forum is much angrier than it used to be. That's a shame. For those that made the attempt to be helpful, thanks.

    I'm out. So feel free to rip the OP as desired.
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 11,770

    I think everybody gets a little irritable toward February. Lets just calm things down a bit

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,230

    The spring rush will be here in a blink of an eye
  10. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 1,531

    The only one that seems out of whack are your responses (op). What would it cost you to do this? Just think about it add it up and charge accordingly. Not that hard. What do you make a day? What are they willing to pay?
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