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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by $$snowmoney$$, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. $$snowmoney$$

    $$snowmoney$$ Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 3

    I work in NJ
    I am bidding on a 2.5 acre lot
    It is open no side walks.

    I am pricing it $20,000 seasonal
    2 inch trigger and 13 plow visits and 25 salt spreading visits

    I do not know if that price is too low or too high??? can you please help me?

    I have costs about $380 per acre including employees and subcontractors, salt, gas, etc, its just an estimate.

    I am asking you guys because I know you are PROFESSIONAL!!! I appreciate the help.
  2. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696

    To answer your question, the client will tell you if your price is too high.

    You have room for improvement if your cost to clear and salt one acre is $380.00.
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I know NJ has higher pricing then I do but I am plowing and salting 1 acre in Ohio for about 150 an acre. So I agree with TCLA, in the fact that you have room for improvment. I know I wouldn't have any customers if I had to charge that kind of money here.
  4. $$snowmoney$$

    $$snowmoney$$ Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for your input.
    So you are saying my costs are too high?
    And my seasonal price is too inflated?

    I know i sound like a rookie. But thanks alot for the help :salute:
  5. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    sounds high to me.
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696

    Your costs are either out of control, our you haven't figured them out right. I would guess the latter.

    I don't know if your price is inflated.