Some People...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BCSteel, May 21, 2005.

  1. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    ... just dont understand that they are paying for your expertise, its not free!

    I let go of a couple of my bigger accounts in the winter to focus on smaller high end props. I get a call yesterday from one of the council presidents going something like this,
    Him, "Hey this is Joe from Crappy Estates. Listen, our lawns look really bad this year."
    Me, "Really? Thats too bad."
    Him, "Ya it is. I was hoping you could tell me how you kept the lawns looking so good for the past 4 years so we could help the new guys to make our property look good again."
    Me... silence :rolleyes: ;) :rolleyes:
    Him, "The lawns are really yellow and thin. Theres lots of weeds starting to come in as well. Can you help us?"
    Me, "No, I'm not on your payroll anymore."
    Him, "So, we were good customers."
    Me, "No, you were cheap customers remember? Thats why I'm not there this year. You didnt want to pay for a nice landscape."
    Him, "But this guy is almost half of your price!"
    Me, "Good, so you can have half your maintenance done. Sorry, your on your own."
    Me, :rolleyes: ;) :rolleyes:
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    You go boy!!!!What goes around comes get what you pay you stuck to your guns!!!
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    BC- LMAO That's a good mans response. I like u keep it up. :)
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Its just one of those head-shaker things that makes you wonder wth are some people thinking. On the plus side, at least I have a funny work story now!
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    ROTFLMBO...I can't believe he was actaully that dumb to call and ask that.
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Funny stuff! I guess you got some satisfaction from his call!
  7. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    Would you mind if I used that one in the future?
  8. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Great response you should have told him something that he would tell his new guy to do that would actually make it look worse. Then he would hire you back right after your price increase. :waving:
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Me: Well, so what's the problem ?

  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i think BCSteel dropped the customer to begin with.

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