Quoted of Kelly's Landscaping from another thread: >>I go in and bid on a lawn and only dare ask 40 for an acre and there is a good chance I will not see it because the guy they have now that they hate so much that they called me is only charging 25-30 and the idiot is bagging it as well.<< Why do you think people do this? I get a couple of people every season (different people every time for the most part) who call me for a bid. I go and they start in how their current guy is doing a lousy job, not showing up, not trimming, missing spots, bad attitude etc. I give my bid and they start in about how their current guy charges $5.00 less. I explain that I do an excellent job, have references and all that broo ha ha. Then they tell me that they think they will just stay with their current guy and try to get him to improve and in most cases I guess they do because I have monitored a couple of them after the bid, out of curiosity. If they are simply looking for a low price, why stay with the current guy? It's like they just want some human contact. I know that I am not the only LCO they had contacted and some of the guys with a push mower tied to the back of the Schwinn have to be cheaper. I have started to screen these when they start out on the phone telling me they want a replacement because of quality. I usually ask if quality is really a concern or if price is. Saved myself a few useless trips this year.