your thought's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big Lew, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Big Lew

    Big Lew LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 34

    Hi everyone,

    I've read a lot of posts here concerning underbidding and how to get your money from those people you have underbid ...but...

    Question: What do you do when you overbid? Do you return the money that you overcharged the customer or do you pocket it.

    I'm just starting out and have done neither...but my thought's are that if I over charge for a service ...I'll simply return the amount I didn't earn. As far as underbidding and taking a hit...that's my fault not the customers....your thought's?

    Big Lew
  2. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    No Way will I return anything once the price is there it's there.

    Just as I underbid I have to eat it.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    My thoughts exactly. Giving someone a fixed price is taking an educated guess. Sometimes you are too low, too high, or just right. The exception is with mowing contracts. Someone could be your customer for the next 50 years. Are you gonna eat it every week for the next half century?

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