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Is This To Low?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by CAT 245ME, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Can you spell L--O--W--B--A--L--L--E--R????? Keeping your lawn ''ELEGANT'' --that's precious.:laughing:
     
  3. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Yeah its low. My guess is the 200 mark is where they feel they make money off the volume of work. Looks good for the home owner up front but I'm sure there's some tricky fine print you would have to navigate.
     
  4. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    The price for the season is $125, it doesn't say if taxes are included. Sales tax here is 13%, so if taxes are included in the price, then he is only making around $110 per drive before expenses. I figure on a normal town drive clearing the drive and walkway's, he would have to be spending at least 10 minutes per drive (I would think).

    I just can't see even with a high number of drives where you could make much money at it. Why would you offer to do it at almost 1/4 the cost of every one else.

    Almost all the time people charge rates like his, you wind up hearing about them on the 6 o'clock news from angry customers. You get what you pay for.
     
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Yeah or he's the guy who never shows up and runs off with peoples money like that woman up in buffalo last year.
     
  6. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    yeah i heard about that, 75% down?!?! typically you get paid when the work is done. I wouldn't go for that.

    during the first snowstorm, unless he has a fleet of hondas, he's going to be experiencing some serious downtime.
     
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    He even states that he is "CHEAP" not affordable or competitively priced.