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People are crazy

kalyeah

LawnSite Member
Location
Louisville, ky
I was cutting a customers lawn today (these are nice homes in a nice neighborhood, but small lawns). Oriental guy comes out from next door and ask how much for his:
I say $25
He say too much $15 dollar
I say $25
He say small lawn $20
I say no $25
He finally gave in. It just trips me out that he tried to talk me down. Tried to barter with me. Hope we don't have to go through that ever week.
 

locutus

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
NC
To some cultures, this is standard operating procedure. Stand your ground and you'll do O.K.
 

charlies

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
earth
you should have been like:

you $25
he too much $15
you $30
etc.:D
 

locutus

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
NC
Originally posted by charlies
you should have been like:

you $25
he too much $15
you $30
etc.:D
LOL, I like your business philosophy.
 

DennisF

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Florida
Originally posted by Turfcutters Plus
Good job keeping your price.Thank GOD i don't have to deal with those kind of people anymore.What a jerk.
Whats wrong with trying to get a lower price? Don't you try to get lower prices on the items you buy?
It's good that he stuck to his original price, but wheeling and dealing on prices is the American way of doing business.
 

indmowing

LawnSite Member
Location
Australia
Very True Dennis. But generally there is an allowance for haggling, especially in retail.

But we generally give a price that is what it's worth. And anyone haggling is bringing down your worth. $15 dollar is just insulting and $25 is a good price.

lol @ charlies - I have been tempted many times
(As Catchy as this is it's actually is quite logical - you realise this person is going to be hard work in the future and he'll drop you in an instant for a cheaper price)

Ebony
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
dennis, haggling on a $30,000 car is one thing, haggling on a $25 cut is just disrespectful. i don't haggle with them after i eat at thier resuraunts and they bring a bill.....
 

DennisF

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Florida
I agree with you Bobby, but many people have it in their blood to haggle on every price. It's their nature.
But...if I find a hair in my dinner I ain't paying...no haggling!
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
well, if it's short, and real curly, i definitely aint payin
 
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