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it never ends. guy calls my newspaper add. he needs a few things done at an unoccupied dwelling. remove ivy, and remove a few large shrubs(junipers and yews) , but only the ones he has marked with a ribbon tied to them. so i go look, there are like 15 there, but only 3 have a ribbon tied to them. so i give him a quote on removing the ivy and the ribboned shrubs. fine he says, go with it. went there today, and wouldn't u know it, ALL 15 SHRUBS HAD A RIBBON TIED TO THEM! what a scammer. when does it ever end?
 

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If there is anyone here on LS that I can imagine solving this with the shovel method, its you. Go get'em Pauly.
This is one of those jobs where I'd just keep on driving.
 

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Well, as I see it bobby, you have 2 choices.

You can get on the phone and tell him the price is now X dollars more cause of there are now 15 and not 3 bushes that need to be tagged.

Or two...

Run, don't walk IMO.
 

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i whould just call him and be like buddy i dont have time to play games it will cost x amount for me to take out the other 12 if you want them done tell me if u dont well pay up
 

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You call him, tell him nice try, if he wants all 15 taken out, fine, the price goes up. Just take the price and multiply it by 5. If he says no, tell him to bugger off and never call the service again.
 

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I say it's poor communication on your part.
Women are much better communicators than men. :laugh:
If it would have been me, when I called back, I would have clarified with the guy how many shrubs there actually were.
I would have said, "so now for your price to remove the shrubs, I saw three of them with ribbons, do you only want 3 of them removed?" Then he would have said, "Oh sorry, the ribbons must have blown off.. I want all 15 of them removed."

I say let your wife handle making the calls. She will probably do a better job. :D
 

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LOL my.......off at Jodi
 

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he probally thinks you would send out a crew and tell them to remove the ones with the ribbons.
 

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yea cutinitclose, i usually laugh at jodi too. my wife? make calls? ha ha ha ha, i'd be cuttin down the whole nieghborhood for $50, cus she thinks they are nice people
 

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Not me.......... I would have gone an trimmed the bushes I origionally looked at with the 3 bushes, then left him a bill......

When he called asking why I hadn't trimmed the other 12, I would have said, well I dont know where them other ribbons came from but when I looked at the job the first time, they wernet there...
 

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You tell em' Bobby.......... I agree with the call them back and tell the guy, that there was some kind of mistake, and you saw 3 ribbons, and bump the fire out of price...... If I had to bet I would say he had someoneelse out there first, that said he would get his crew to pull up the 15 for a price and he thought you would send out your crew........ and he would get it for the 3 price of three.
 

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Originally posted by bastalker
Not me.......... I would have gone an trimmed the bushes I origionally looked at with the 3 bushes, then left him a bill......

When he called asking why I hadn't trimmed the other 12, I would have said, well I dont know where them other ribbons came from but when I looked at the job the first time, they wernet there...
Well he wont pay anyway, so you would be working for free. I would solve the problem by ignoring it. Unprofessional? No, just not worthy of my time and the energy it would take me to speak.
 
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