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Myers Deparment Store Live Biding

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Flawless, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Flawless

    Flawless Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Did anyone else get in on the live biding for the Myers Stores? I had my wife wait around all day in front of the computer, they give you 15 mins. to change your numbers and if you are the low guy the number is highlighted. I'm so pissed off, i had like $900 on an "express plow" ( main drags, intersections etc) and this jack off bids $95, salting the entire lot (these are walmart size lots keep in mind) i bid like $1200, jack off bids $300, that won't even cover material. Hourly for a loader, i'm at $85, jack off $60, addional hourly plowing for over 7" jack off bid $60. Etc. Etc. Etc. What is going on? This guy i'm sure can't even handle something like this. Anyone else have this problem on these bids? I can't be that over priced.
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    What did you think was going to happen? No sense getting upset about it.
  3. BuckeyeSiteWork

    BuckeyeSiteWork Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    do you mean meijer? which store?
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I've only done one reverse auction, didn't go well. I wouldn't have done it for the hourly rates your quoting, let alone his, & my markets pricing is horrible.
  5. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696


    It's a ridiculous process to participate in. Entirely one sided and very impersonal. Not the way we like to do business. Sure makes life easy for them though. :dizzy:
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Do yourself a favor

    and please never do one of those again. It is legalized prostitution of everyone's market. You do not need the work that bad. None of us do!