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Love explaining a bid

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So I get a call for a driveway, She tells me she had someone but he never showed up for the 7 feet of snow. So I send her one. She calls, and said my bid was much higher then the other guys bid who didn't show up.:confused:
     
  2. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    :laughing: tell her the price includes the premium for showing up
     
  3. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Tell her your price is half of his when you don't show up.
     
  4. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Tell her she is paying extra for you to show up
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,890

    Tell her to get a price from Randy.
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    I'd hire Ben, he's more anal retentive.
     
  7. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    "I suggest you get on the horn with him."
     
  8. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    I thought you swore off driveways? You old softy!:angel:
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Limit 3 per customer.
     
  10. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Thats a good one
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Update. She called and said she's staying this year with the guy who didn't show up.
     
  12. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    classic! or Tell her that if you don't show up you'll refund her $500 at the end of the season! haha.
     
  13. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    Bahahaha, at least she called back right! Let her know that there is a 50% surcharge for clients who arn't on account if they call during snow storms :p
     
  14. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    That there is classic
     
  15. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    #1> She works @ Timmy's
    #2> She knows you from reading this forum which is why she stock with the guy who did not show up
    #3> Time 4 U 2 get out of the biz:laughing:
     
  16. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I hope its a place you get to see, that way you can update this thread if/when the guy shows.....it wasn't extreme plowing was it ;)
     
  17. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,177

    They always say it's higher...27 years and I've never heard a customer say "Wow...you're a lot less than the other guy!!!"
    Usually from the initial call I can tell whether or not it's gonna be a sale. In town drives I just quote my minimum price, if they hum and hah at that I already won't visit them to take a look. It's my minimum, pay on time, don't complain, no time demands, say thank you step to the side...

    http://youtu.be/M2lfZg-apSA
     
  18. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 901



    best skit ever!!!! So appropriate for this biz....