every fall, i put adds in the newspaper for leaf cleanup. the way it works is, you MUST have the add run in 3 different "zones". well, last year i did estimates in one of the zones, came up about zero for 25. i decided to not even bother in that area anymore. the clientelle seemed extremely cheap, despite having expensive homes. well, low and behold, 70 % of my total calls this year came from that area. i'll be finishing up all my scheduled stuff within 3 days. i will then start replying to the calls from that area, as they come in. i will quote price over the phone on an hourly basis. the price will be , for a two man crew, $135 per hour, plus $100 for disposal, per truckload, or any partial truck load. if they ask for me to come down and quote approx how many hrs it will be, i'll tell them estimates are $45 each, then deducted off the final bill should they use us. how do you think i will do? i'll keep you posted.