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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by rywnygc, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    If I contract with a nursery, can I get a better price on mulch, topsoil, etc..?
    Right now I pay the regular retail price. If I can contract with them, how do I approach them without looking like a jacka.. There is a particular nursery that I want to work with. Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    you don't need a contract per say. Just go in and ask if they offer wholesale pricing or discounts for contractors. I set up with different nurseries. I have my favorites but when I need something near a job I'll to the closest.
     
  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    I agree with the above. YOU are the asset. Spread the love.

    And, there's absolutely no reason for you not to ask for contractor pricing. You're a contractor.
     
  4. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    Thanks for the replies. I'll be going over there Thursday.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,558

    Remember to take your tax exempt papers too.
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