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Phone Call Today

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by aperfectlawn, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. aperfectlawn

    aperfectlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    The last 2 nights i have put out over 500 flyers. Today I get 2 phone calls?
    The first guy asks 3 questions:
    1. Do I have a license to work in the city?
    2. Do I have a license with the state plant board?
    3. Do I have insurance.
    The second guy calls 15 minutes later and asks for an estimate for a first of the year mowing. Before I can say anything else he asks if i have a riding mower that bags. I said no, but i do have two push mowers that bag. He says ok thank you and hangs up.

    I think the first call was from another lawn care company being rude. Because he knew everything you need to have to have a lawn care business in Arkansas. I think the second call was his buddy just asking what I have.
    What do you think these phone calls were about? I am pissed.
  2. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Messages: 2,408

    Do you have caller ID or *69 (if that still works)?????
  3. VMAX

    VMAX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    yea i have some friends that do that kind of thing to me too,they just love you.
  4. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    You need to ask yourself. "Do I have time to worry about these phone calls?"

    Get out more flyers and decrease your odds of BS.
  5. aperfectlawn

    aperfectlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    I do have caller-id. The first call was a cell phone. The second call was from a house. My friend works at the cell phone place the number is from. I plan on asking him to give me a name with the number. My wife has a book at her work called a "cris-cross" you can have someones telephone number and it will give you a name and an address.
  6. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Put the numbers into google and search. But some people do prefer one kind of mower on their lawn over others. The guy I used to work for we had to used what the customer wanted sometimes over what was efficiant but he charged accordingly.
  7. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    They were just checking you out! I've done it-but for prices.
  8. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Don't even worry about that crap!! Stay focused and keep searching for good potential customers!
  9. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    What are you going to do if you find out it is a competitor? Confront him? Just let it go, try to stay above the bs.

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