WOW! What Some People Pay For!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CraigPLC, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Victorsaur

    Victorsaur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    If all of those pictures are of the same yard then you are lowballing hard with $30. Whenever my competition is working nearby I smile and wave because just like me they are human beings that need to put food in their mouth. If the owner is there he is always friendly, it is only employees so far that might give me a funny look or shake their heads at me for smiling. How we treat others whether they are competition or not is a reflection of who we are.
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    That appears to be a $25 lawn here in my area. Here is one we do that is 1.83 acres for $60. I bet that guy is doing it cheaper than you are.


  3. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 326

    You mow that yard for 60 dollars? That is a 120 dollar yard for me. I pick and choose mine lawns. I have been at it for 20 years though.
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    Who cares what the competition is doing ?

    I don't pay attention to other companies around me !
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I don't understand, yours looks better and he got done faster but you were both focused on each other instead of the job, who wins?
  6. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    I don't think there's a winner there.... The worst thing i would ever want is a referall to the neighbor so you would have to cut a large yard for a small price. yikes... this thread will give me nightmares if these situations ever come to my area...
  7. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Not good business ethics to slam other companies publicly like that especially over a 30 bucks. Furthermore, it looks like you had a nicer lot to work with
  8. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Business ethics aside? what would you charge?
  9. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    Kind of what I was thinking. I don't really see anything wrong with the neighbor's yard. It isn't like he didn't trim or scalped it up.
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    I have one $30 account. It is two small islands in a commercial parking lot. Takes 15-20 min. to push mow, trim, and edge while taking my time.

    Your work looks great but for $30!!?? No wonder your competion rushed. He has to mow 20 of those $30 lawns per day just to make a living...

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