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Still putting in bids?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tattood_1, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. tattood_1

    tattood_1 Member
    Messages: 98

    I had to write four differant bids this week. I was just wondering is it just in my area that people are dragging there feet really bad. I figured everyone was all locked in for the year. I am guessing it's because we have not really had a good snow yet so they are in no hurry around here.
     
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Sometimes they may already have a service provider but they are just doing theyre homework, checkin the prices out there. If buddy screws up y ou may be the next in line.
     
  3. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Happened to me twice this past weekend-not happy with the provider they signed so I got the call.
     
  4. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I just handed out 3 contracts today and got 1/2 season payments. People waited for snow to fall this year hoping it wouldn't. And I got 3 last week after the snow because there guy never showed up. I am full and handed two others off to other guys in the biz.
     
  5. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    yeah just got a call today from a church wanting to sign on, people will procrastinate until the absolute last minute
     
  6. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I just signed one today too.

    Matt
     
  7. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I think they are all just hoping it doesn't snow. I have picked up 4 new lots, and 1 old lot this week as well. I kept telling these people that they can hope, and wish the snow away, but it's gonna come no matter what. Oh well there goes all that extra early signing discounts right into my bank account. lol
     
  8. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    i got 13 accounts in the past two weeks, 12 plow on call lots and one on a 2in trigger. not the best
    but good enough for me
     
  9. tattood_1

    tattood_1 Member
    Messages: 98

    Wow, guess it's it's not so strange afterall.
     
  10. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    there's always someone out there that wights till the last min. there was a small village here that put a add
    in the paper for somone to plow there streets, i put a bid in but havent heard anything. that was monday
    the 21st.