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Seasonal Price Next Year??????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Flawless440, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I'm curious will this no snow winter cause customers to lower the price on seasonal contracts. Lowes, Homedepot, Walmart, Target, Etc.

    Isn't it based on a 5 year average?
     
  2. nor'easter1

    nor'easter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    That is an absolute guarantee. Us plow guys can give 5, 10, 20 yr histories it does not matter. Customers will only remember what did not happen this year. As companies look to cut further the costs of there business bang snow and grass reduction every time. I am a 50/50 guy with my contracts per and seasonal and yes I can safely say no increases next year unless fuel does something crazy. In my area if we get 40-50" snow no problem customer sign again. Less than 40" instant shopping and more than 50" like last year you get a thank you and also "your not going to raise prices on us next year", snow has become busy work only for me you make a buck you pay a buck.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Three year contract three year contract three year contract
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Personally, I highly doubt that it will change with the bigger accounts.

    Most of the stores listed originally were doing the contracts in house, and I'm willing to guarantee that they are paying less now then they did 10-15 years ago before the nationals came in.


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  5. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Brickmen has most of them here, my buddy had target last year and refused to take them back this year, do to the price. He subed it all out except the salt
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    if everyone stuck to their guns, the price would be the same or better. however, it takes just one plow jockey behind on a payment to buckle and discount his rate. then a landslide happens.
     
  7. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    +1.........