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whats your biggest tip ??? ($$$$ wise)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sandgropher, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I've got a few venison steaks and sausages - one time he even invited me in for a bowl of venison stew mmmmm tasty. Of course there's the cookies and milk, gatorades, pops, bottled water, etc. $10 or 20 here and there. But I'd take the steaks over the cash anyday.

    Edit - I forgot about something. Quite possibly the biggest "tip" I've ever gotten. However, it wasn't really a tip. One of my mowing clients had this 1979 tow behind camper thing which had been sitting in his back yard for 10 years. He wanted it GONE and offered it to me. Well I knew it would be worth some dough on Ebay so I pumped up the tires and pulled it away. Got $900 on Ebay!
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've got a couple of customers that give $100 at Xmas but most of them give $20's and restaurant gift cards. Last Xmas I got about $600 total
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    IMO, if you get tips then you should be charging more....
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    IMO if you don't get tips you must be a rude d*ckhead to customers
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443


    I get tips once in a great while, and I'm not a rude d*ckhead :confused: Most I've got was 25 bucks. My old boss used to always say, the best tip he ever got was to leave town and marry a rich woman. No value there, but very good tip indeed.
  6. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    A customer I picked up a couple of years ago has a large property she use to take care of herself. When she hired me she sold her hydro scagg and tried to sell me her 48" ferris with a 15 kaw. engine , belt drive like new.{ she had help come in to use her equipment} I told her I wasnt intrested and a week later she gave it to me . Not a bad deal.
  7. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    what did you give her in return? a little lovin?:laugh:
  8. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Shes a nice lady but very large .
  9. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    OK, here's where "making friends" (no, not the prurient sort) is good for business. Over the past 15 years, I've received thousands of dollars worth of assorted stuff from my clients. Clothes & new shoes (designer) for resale, incredible stereo equipment, Ionic Breeze air purifiers (3), furniture (too much to list), brand new dishwasher, brand new double hung, double width, super-insulated window, Oriental rugs, and on and on and on. I have great clients!
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    During the summer, customers are offering me bottled water, soda, gatorade etc. I recived a few $100 christmas tips over the past few years.

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