What the Hell is going on !!!

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by bhforty3, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. bhforty3

    bhforty3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Recently I was scanning the local paper want ads.I came across an add for a lawn service offering a $50 reward for customers to sign up for the season. WHAT THE HELL. WHAT DOES EVERYBODY ELSE THINK. PLEASE CHIME IN.

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    They probably get that back some how through the season. As long as they are keeping the price market in line (LOWBALLING) I call it advertising. It could burn him with the right tire kicker.
  3. Dougman

    Dougman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Its kinda like a 10% savings up front. creative ad since it got your attention....and maybe alot of other possible clients.
  4. bhforty3

    bhforty3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Yeah it got my attention. Giving something away sounds kinda desperate. Especially {lowballing} for $25 a lawn
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I would spend 50 bucks to make 20 times that much.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Could it possibly be a new start up?
  7. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    Probably gives them 50.00 off their 1st or 2nd months bill with signed seasonal or yearly contract.
  8. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    simple advertising and marketing. set up a grabbing ad for "$50 reward". make sure no one gets anymoney until contract is signed. charge an extra $2 in your bid then you will make your money back over the year with say 35 cuts! you arent really losing any money
  9. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    sounds like someone it trying to make some money
  10. Turbo

    Turbo LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 18

    you have to spend some money to make a lot. :usflag: :clapping:

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