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best craigslist plow add!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by apik1, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dizzy:
     
  3. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Its just plain confusing.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    If people take him up on it, it means he would be doing half his accounts for free. nothing like doing 15accounts and only getting paid for 8.
     
  5. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    hows he gonna make coin if hes doin it for free and buyin pizza lol
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Can't be that good of pizza never heard of them.
     
  7. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    He needs to stop drinking his bong water!!!!!!
     
  8. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    The owners of the pizza place are good friends of mine, there pizza is great. They took first place for there wings 7 times in the last 3 years. They are on wheeler street in the City of Tonawanda. If your out this way lets go for lunch.

    I hate to admit it but I know the guy do ing the plowing, no insurance, no permits.... and so on. He asked me for advice when he got into plowing I said don't :cool:
     
  9. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Yes he is that guy.
     
  10. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Holy crap-no surprise there-N. Tonawanda is kookoo land!

    No joke- in 1993 I was given a police escort out of town! Phish show..........hee hee hee
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I must say there are a lot of people that cant think outside of the box. I dont know if plowsite has an unusual high percentage or if this is Representative of the nation on a hole.

    AAA NO He would be plowing 30% for free 2 paying referrals from 1 free plow.

    Its called advertising I know some of you spend hundreds or thousands .on advertising in papers and phone books. How many of your customers do have to plow to pay for that?

    I do that, but you got to send me 3 people that sign. Works great, I got 9 paying customers for 3 free customers, and KEPT them for years. I've never had more than 5% of my contracts plowed for free. So at worst I spent 5% of my gross on advertising. What was the most you spent for advertising? Its a great way to build a customer base when first starting.

    I agree he needs to work on his ad it is a bit confusing.
     
  12. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    ALSO what beats sitting in your warm house watching me plow and eating a freah delicious pizza????


    freah=fresh

    will he bring it in the plow truck to save gas ? are the free bees last on the list ?

    I hate to say it but its a new idea. it is cheap , It may not only get him plowing work .but ,new pizza customers too .
     
  13. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    The guy doing the plowing doesn't own the pizza place he is a friends with the owners.
     
  14. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Interesting approach...
     
  15. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Desperate times call for desperate measures for some ppl. I assume this guy has no Comm'l insurance, and doesn't report any of his sales on his tax returns either.
     
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    That's what I was thinking :nod:
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That was the line we'd use when looking for girls at the bar, way back in my single days. LOL
     
  18. tauan2007

    tauan2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 16


    Sooo wait! The customer's gonna be sitting in their warm house watching him plowing and eating a pizza at the same time? Shouldn't the pizza be for the customer ? lol hahah.

    This has to be a joke.
     
  19. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

    its almost certain that not everyone is going to be able to refer 2 people. say he has 8 customers and none of them are seasonal contracts. plows 8 driveways, gets paid for 8 driveways. maybe 3 of them can refer 2 people each. the next storm comes and he plows 14 driveways and gets paid for 11 of them. still gets paid for almost 80% of the work. interesting concept and maybe needs a little more work and organization but on the right track.

    if he can team up with his pizza owning friend to give free vouchers, thats huge advertising for both of them. if i didn't have a plow and wanted my driveway done and get 2 free pizza's on top of that, id call my friends in a second.

    here's the disclaimer: this is all under the assumption that he does quality work. i know what happens when you assume. if he doesn't do the work right he could hurt both businesses.if he doesn't have insurance and permits either i wouldn't hire him either
     
  20. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Don't cheap shot the guy. We do something similar. Since I reported 1.3 million in sales last year I think that maybe it is working (Granted that is Merch Sales, Automotive repair, and Plowing). Plus I can gaurantee I carry plenty of insurance. We plow in Elk River, Princeton, SLP, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Zimmerman and we are by no means desperate. I am bidding plenty in these areas and will be employing many more "desperate" tactics. Those types of tactics have given us new contracts for this year that are making us 75% gross. I do not however advertise on Craigslist.