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Price for 5 applications - 2 acres

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I gave one of my maintenance customers a price of $280 an application last year.. he said it was too high.

    I'm seeing him tomorrow to bid for this upcoming season..

    Do you think $280 was out of line? Would you go a little lower?

  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    tom. i think you are in line.....in the north east i am getting the same.
    what are the steps of your program?
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Nothing wrong with that number unless you got some real high priced stuff in there.
  4. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Exactly what I charge per/acer
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Well.. I held my ground at $280

    He only wants 2 applications. That's 2 more than last year :D
  6. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Price could be wrong for only 2 apps. How many dollars in materials per app?

    If you have a 5 step program and the mat cost varies because one is fert w/pre-emergent and another is plain fert is your 2 step avg OK.

    Suppose a customer were to say give me fert/pre and fert/grub as choices. I don't think you'd come out smelling good becasue you wouldn't have the cheaper ones to avg in. Watch out using app prices when your not selling a program.
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    You did good. The price isn't too high. The customer is too cheap. I suppose that's the same line he'd use on the BMW salesman after he drove up in a Buick huh? Buyibg less than the full program, he probably should have paid more.
  8. A little low for a good program price for 88,000 sq.ft.

    Give EL`CHEAPO the EL`CHEPO stuff.

    $308 must get 6 apps. Insect is extra.

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