Hi Guys. a local lawn care company in my area is up for sale. Due to family the guy is selling up and moving to australia at the end of next month. He wants $18,000 for the business and that comes with just over 100 clients 70 of witch are 2 weekly regular customers mostly lawns. Also included are all his tools , lawn mower weed eater chain saw a toyota hi ace van and some more missulanious items. this is his advert. http://www.trademe.co.nz/services/domestic-services/outdoor-garden/auction-643441773.htm so i rang him to find out more. His charge out rate for gardening and how he has priced lawns is based on 30 p/h plus gst of 15% so $35 a hour basically. my charge out rate is $45 all inclusive. $10 more expensive but i know for a fact that we do better quality work and we are also a lot faster than he is as he seems to be slow and take his time. Hes about 55 years old as i am 31 and my employe is 29. so my thoughts are should i buy him out for his clients keep them at his price for 6 months to show them that we are offering a better quality service then bump up the price. how many will stay and how many will look elsewhere. there are a few guys to choose from that are cheeper than us.... or should i spend that $$$$ on advertising and try to get good quality accounts. what would you guys do....?