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This takes the cake......(long vent)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontier-Lawn, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    If that little 10 year old can run around on his little Time Cutter and collect 30 of your flyers and mulch them in that short amount of time...you may want to hire him.

    Buck
     
  2. wacamaster

    wacamaster LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 198

    What's this bs about having to be 16 to ride a damn lawnmower. Give me a break. Let the kid do what he's doing... it's how we all got started (or most of us anyway). Mayb not the chopping up fliers part.. but we all bid cheap when we started out. I remember handing out fliers the same day as someone else and I'd see their quote and I'd make mine $5 less. This was 12 years ago when I was 12 years old (I remember because I put my age on the flier). I now have 35 accounts in that neighborhood and gross $1100 for the day. Dat kid is on to something.
     
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,370

    Steal his Z..
     
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    well, hold on. we will probably hear from him soon on lawnsite.com, he will be like the rest of the 10-14 year olds, listing all the equipment and trucks that his parents have, as his, when in reality he paid for nothing.
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Damn Frontier that was me on my Toro Z.

    Sorry dude but no one can compete with my prices.:laugh:
     
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Is that the actual flyer you put out? If so, I would sue the guy. I bet you lost a ton of money in snowplowing alone. Honestly, its a kid, let it go and try to compete with adults
     
  7. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD DO! That, or drive by and accidently throw 2 yards of pea gravel everywhere LOL :)
     
  8. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,418

    Wait until he collects his mowing fees, then beat him and take his money...how tough could a 10 year old be?? just kidding...
     
  9. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    I like that Flyer idea!!! Well, except for the 10 year old running them over. I cant knock the kid ... thats how i got started. I was 10 also ... but i used a push mower that i fixed up AND trimmed .. and swept (no blower yet)

    Could i use the idea on a flyer of my own?

    Thanks!
     
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    All i havta say is that you handled it a lot better then i woulda.

    Jeff
     

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