i lost a small weekly job to a competitor/friend of mine. and i sent him an e-mail stating that i was upset they under bid me. he in turn got extremely up set that i sent him that e-mail. i called him later to try and explain myself but we seem to have 2 different opinions. they are a larger landscape company and a few years ago they started getting more and more into lawn service. they have also been going to other businesses that i mow for and are trying to bid on them i went to high school and was good friends with him. in the past i would refer landscape jobs to them. last year i probably referred... maybe $1000 of work to them. i explained that i didn't feel it was right that he underbid me when he knew i was already mowing it. i explained that i had a good relationship with the other lco in town and i would feel bad if i bid against him because he gave me work in the past, much like i've been giving them work. his argument was that he appreciated the work that i was referring to them but that they called them and wanted a quote and that business is business. it wasn't like my quality was bad i've been mowing the yard for about 5 years. they always bid it out and i was always a little cheaper so they stuck with me. they explained that this new bid was for much cheaper. i guess i'm looking for a new dirt supplier and someone to refer landscape jobs to. should i have just bit my lip or did i have a good reason to be upset? i really don't want to wreck a friendship over this.