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New all time low and what a beatch!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Was called today to give an estimate for a residential driveway in a really nice area. So I stop by and see what must have been close to a 800ft "U" shaped driveway and garage doors facing west with another 50x20 area that would need back dragged away from the garage doors then pushed to the back. I go to the door and long story short she must have been in a huge rush because when I started telling her whoever she gets will have to back drag the garage doors, bla, bla she interrupts me and says "yeah, yeah, yeah I'm waiting for a phone call whats up". I gave her a price and of course she says wow thats a lot She's an attorney, I should have said to her, I'm sure you rape people every day but I didn't :mad: She calls back about 20 minutes later and apologizes, she said something about a kid in day care bla,bla but she got quotes of 20 bucks for the loop and 30-35 for everything.....have at it.
     
  2. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    LOL...

    My prices doubles if my 1st impression is that they are rude, hateful etc. as its not worth my time to deal with them anyway.
     
  3. gwhalen3

    gwhalen3 Member
    Messages: 99

    Soooo did you get it and what was your bid?
     
  4. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I would hope that he did not get the contract, said 20 bucks for the drive, 30-35 for all of it? I would think that to get it he would had to bid 10-15 for the loop and 15-20 for the whole thing. Person would get rich off that, if it were 1910 again.
     
  5. gwhalen3

    gwhalen3 Member
    Messages: 99

    People are funny sometimes. They ll say whoa that's alot higher than the others I've gotten and then say alright go ahead and do it. I think they just try to see how you'll react. I always just sit there looking at them with a smile quietly or say wow that's alot of work out there ya know. Until they say something respectable to me. I always get the job.
     
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yeah I got it and at 15 bucks....I showed them :gunsfiring: LOL my bid was 55 bucks and that was only because we do about 10 other's within 3 minutes of driving and a few commercial's in the area. I know one of the "companies" she called and I don't know, he still runs around in a very rough looking 1998 F150 and a beat to hell 7.5ft Western plow wobbling on the front of it.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    BY,your bid is low even by my standards.
     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Please Don't take Offense to this........But, you are starting to sound like Ramair...:laughing:....Just Kidding around

    I have come to the conclusion that people don't give a S&^t about service its all about price....Then when the Low-priced contractor Bombs out it becomes more about service....
     
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    LOL I know right! I thought I was giving her a great price. Next thing ya know, she'll want it plowed every 6+ inches at that price. I certainly don't want or need people who act like that any ways. I'm sure she would be the type to haggle about how many times you were there then pay about 60 day's later and try to intimidate you because SHE'S A LAWYER well whoppidy doo!
     
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    ???? why does Ramair b!tch a lot about pricing? well who doesn't,lol I could care less if I got it, we're past capacity now but it would have fit in well but I was just pissed she acted like a complete b1tch, she called me. Whatever
     
  11. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    I think he means that ramair bitches about everything.
     
  12. SiLlY

    SiLlY Member
    Messages: 42

    I have one customer that sucks up all my patience and leaves none for the others. I don't have room for anymore freebies or hassles. lol..
     
  13. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    LOL.....ouch! :laughing:
     
  14. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Hes bidding per push not them SEASONALS your used to up there!!! Thumbs Up
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Google Earth a pix of this driveway.

    Seasonals are good for me,good for you!