• PPP The Second Time Around
    The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 passed in December contained $284 billion for the renewed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to read the article.

Proposal to Competition?

meets1

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
NW, Iowa
Any of you guys ever talk to the competition and offer to buy him / her out? Be it lawn care, fertilizer / spray business, landscape business, etc.
 

topsites

LawnSite Fanatic
No, never.

Actually, I did something slightly similar... Once upon a time...

I went up to Yahoo.com (online) to find out just how MUCH could it cost to advertise a Web site on their front page for 30 days... Don't know if it's still this way but this was a few years ago and it was a fill-in-this-form and we get back to you, so I did... I figured how bad could it be, 30 days front-page on Yahoo, just a one-line link to a site? 5 thousand? 8 thousand? ...
Once I got their reply, I sat down and staid seated for a good 10 minutes, and ever since that day I've never had the kohones to ask such a question again, lol !

Here's the answer:
25 thousand dollars, US.
No payments, but accept most any form of payment in full such as cash, cashier's check, credit card, etc...

As for me, I wouldn't quote any less than 40 thousand dollars, just for the asking.
Not that I'd take most folk seriously in this matter, not really.
 

6'7 330

LawnSite Bronze Member
topsites said:
No, never.

Actually, I did something slightly similar... Once upon a time...

I went up to Yahoo.com (online) to find out just how MUCH could it cost to advertise a Web site on their front page for 30 days... Don't know if it's still this way but this was a few years ago and it was a fill-in-this-form and we get back to you, so I did... I figured how bad could it be, 30 days front-page on Yahoo, just a one-line link to a site? 5 thousand? 8 thousand? ...
Once I got their reply, I sat down and staid seated for a good 10 minutes, and ever since that day I've never had the kohones to ask such a question again, lol !

Here's the answer:
25 thousand dollars, US.
No payments, but accept most any form of payment in full such as cash, cashier's check, credit card, etc...

As for me, I wouldn't quote any less than 40 thousand dollars, just for the asking.
Not that I'd take most folk seriously in this matter, not really.


Is it just me???? Wtf does that above have to do with subject.
 

Green-Pro

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Hawkeye country
6'7 330 said:
Is it just me???? Wtf does that above have to do with subject.
Well he did say slightly similar?;) LOL

I think I would prefer to outsell and take customers, JMO.
 

MacLawnCo

LawnSite Bronze Member
meets1 said:
Any of you guys ever talk to the competition and offer to buy him / her out? Be it lawn care, fertilizer / spray business, landscape business, etc.
Yes, all the time. Im always looking to grow by whatever means are available.
 

rbriggs

LawnSite Member
Location
Ashland, MA
Unless you are trying to grow your company quickly, why would you want too buy out a competitor. A lot of focus and effort, and you can grow your business to whatever size you wish.
As far as eliminating competition, this will never happen. Competition is good. Without Burger King, McDonalds would never be as big or as good as they are and vice versa.
Just my 2 cents.
 

Reliable Lawn Care

LawnSite Member
Location
Nebraska
topsites said:
No, never.

Actually, I did something slightly similar... Once upon a time...

I went up to Yahoo.com (online) to find out just how MUCH could it cost to advertise a Web site on their front page for 30 days... Don't know if it's still this way but this was a few years ago and it was a fill-in-this-form and we get back to you, so I did... I figured how bad could it be, 30 days front-page on Yahoo, just a one-line link to a site? 5 thousand? 8 thousand? ...
Once I got their reply, I sat down and staid seated for a good 10 minutes, and ever since that day I've never had the kohones to ask such a question again, lol !

Here's the answer:
25 thousand dollars, US.
No payments, but accept most any form of payment in full such as cash, cashier's check, credit card, etc...

As for me, I wouldn't quote any less than 40 thousand dollars, just for the asking.
Not that I'd take most folk seriously in this matter, not really.
My Head Hurts!!!!!!
 
OP
M

meets1

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
NW, Iowa
Just curious I guess. I know he has a hard time paying venders on time. He has 2 toro Z' financed, 1 toro wb financed, and a JD Z 72 deck financed and mowing $10 cheaper than we are, doing driveways with a wb snow blowers for $15.00 / driveway - two stall, 6 inches and less - - anything over is $17.50. He is starting to kill me at those prices and the local LCO who does nothing but spray with a hose all day. Just a random thought! I get those once in a while!!
 
Top