Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 205mx, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Today, I gained two new clients at 60 and 70 a piece. but i lost a $25 one. The lady owed me for a few mowings and i called her tonight and she said she had someone else coming to mow tomorrow.... the strange thing is, she is my friends girlfriend. I was kind of doing her a favor at $25. although it doesnt take more that 15 minutes. what do you think? anyone ever expereinced anything close to this? im not bummed about it at all, its just a strange occurance.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It sure seems to work out this way some days.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    1 step forward 2 steps back.
  4. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    You were charging her $10.00 too much.
    Don't blame her for kicking you to the curb. ;0]
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Lol! No way I was doing it for $15. Costs more than that to get to her house! LOL
    the worst part is that she said she has someone cutting it tomorrow. Maybe she thinks I'm mad at her about the money she owes me.
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  6. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    I believe this would be 1 step back, 2 forward.

    Unless you are doing a condo complex or something that small that is ridiculous.
  7. McVey Landscape

    McVey Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I have had this several times. Customer owes me haven't paid in awhile. I speak with them, they tell me they found someone else alot cheaper than me. I explain that is fine, Thanks for the Business could I get paid? Some pay some say I have to wait. Usually a few weeks later they call wanting me back due non cuts or poor cuts.
  8. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Right. She called me originally because she got a letter from the township saying shed be fined $100. I'll just wait till next time they give her one and then charge her $70 :)
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  9. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    People are idiots. Zero sense of efficiency.
  10. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    You can never turn a bad customer in to a good customer. They got another guy to do the same thing to. Buy the time it's all figured out she'll be long gone.

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