Putting Business Cards On Cars (Good Idea Or Bad)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by vaulta, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 118

    I was talking with this guy around where I live and he swears by this. He is putting his business cards in parking lots on cars of up scale areas. He puts his business card in between the window and door on the driver side door.I hate when a flyer is on my wiper of my car is this any different?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I don't like that either, do you want that crap on your car, then blowing everywhere.
  3. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 118

    Like I said in the other post is this any different then putting a flyer on someones door of thier house?just curious
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I think its worse than a flyer, besides how do you know where they live? Your area or not?
  5. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    I automatically throw stuff like that away. Bugs the living crap out of me that people do this.
    And should I find the vehicle belonging to the dipwad placing this crap on my car I return the favor - but with a bottle of water soaking the flyer, card, whatever to that dude's windshield.
    See how he likes it!
  6. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    unless you are going to clean it or fix it when it's broken...DON'T TOUCH MY TRUCK!

    i don't like the idea.
  7. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    Littering cars strikes me as an advertising medium good for bars, clubs, political campaigning, and Jehovah's Witnesses. If you don't fit those categories I would quit looking for an easy way to do volume in flyers and stick to the basics. Direct campaigning is much more reliable and easier to track results. Cars don't identify a home or property needs. IMO.
  8. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    What if they live in an apartment, or are just traveling through? They may live on the opposite side of the state as you. Sounds like a terrible idea to me, not to mention you would waste a lot of business cards or flyers whatever is it that you are using, which aren't cheap. imo
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    you guys hit on everything but the one issue that matters most...

    im MOST cases City and proptery level, it can be against the law....

    If you do something like this check first....

    today many people have alarms, I could just see someone putting these on cars under windscrean wipers, and setting off about 30 alarms....
  10. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    From my understanding the laws of this country do not protect assets like vehicles from solicitation mediums, but they DO protect properties, so if the vehicle is on a solicit-free property you would be in violation of penal codes.

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