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Suggested Industry Standard Pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jerry andersen, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. jerry andersen

    jerry andersen Member
    Messages: 39

    Post your thoughts and area. Lets see how many replies we get.
     
  2. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    oh no!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  3. jerry andersen

    jerry andersen Member
    Messages: 39

    Oh no what we not talking about price fixing
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Ok. What do you call it?
     
  5. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    A great idea?

    Comin Mick. The only time you can get two people on the same page here in this business is when one guys got his nose up the butt of the next guy.

    Like price fixing is even feasible, and what if it was.

    Who would stop it and how.

    Gonna call out the national gaurd on a bunch of snow shovelers?
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2006
  6. jerry andersen

    jerry andersen Member
    Messages: 39

    suggested pricing like suggest manufacture retail price
     
  7. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    It would only work if it pertained to zones. It wouldn't work if we charged the same as the guys up North mainly because we only get a few pushes a year. That alone raises the rates a bit.
     
  8. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    he he he...let me know how it works out for you guys...
    I just raised all my salting prices by $70 per application just because...
     
  9. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    If it isnt price fixing, then what is it? How can you justify the Guy in Michigan getting the same as the guy in Florida? You guys and your pricing standards, or whatever you call them, are crazy.

    Ann Arbor, i dont want to make the same money you do. You are always saying you are broke!!!!
     
  10. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    By the way Ann Arbor,
    Have you found a new butt for YOUR NOSE YET?:D
     
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Just because you'll only get to salt four times this year?
     
  12. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    They get plowable snow in Florida?

    Next time you see it....go take a photo with your polaroid camera.
     
  13. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I hate this pricing standards stuff... Seems like alot of whining to me. The last thing we need is more government/regulations related to anything. What's next subsities for snow plowers. Come on...... This is America, the land of opportunity. You either need to figure out how to be successful in a free competitive market........ or if you can't compete then it's time to find other work........

    Businesses fail all the time.........that's part of the freedom.....

    D
     
  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    You manufacture snow and will be suggesting a selling price?

    Ok, go ahead. You start and let us know the "suggested price".

    The closest thing I've heard of to this is a management company who tells the plow guy what they'll pay.

    Actually, standardized pricing in any form won't work because the associated costs vary by region. For example, my insurance rates are not even close to someone from Newark, New Jersey. So he would have to charge way more just to make as much as I do. To suggest we charge the same for the similar sites is ridiculous.
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Only the ones in Waco.:jester:
     
  16. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Fuel costs are another thing that varies by region.
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,877

    Basher, that was priceless, I vote for your post as laugh of the day.

    jcesar, nice call.

    If you don't want to call it price fixing, how about collusion or a monopoly. Good luck with whatever you do.
     
  18. jerry andersen

    jerry andersen Member
    Messages: 39

    Could we not break it down by state or city it is only a suggested price. Of course you will have the bad jobs that require more work so you have to charge more. It could help with everything from paying subs/getting payed as a sub to salting. As for learning to be profitable? How many times have you put in a bid to be beat by a million dollar company by 30% and another big company comes in more than you. Also how many bids have you got that later you thought i probably could have got just a little more. I don't have all the answer's just thought we in the industry could come together and really help each other.
     
  19. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    IT WOULD NEVER WORK! GIVE IT UP Way too many things to consider, This industry is on both ends of the specrum there could never possibly be any meeting in the middle. Just look at the "driveway prices" threads, I have trouble getting $15.00 whopin bucks and other guys are getting 25-30 bucks for the same thing. Some subs are getting $75/hr and some are getting $35/hr. This smells like a "maintenance company" looking to see if they were screwed!:D
     
  20. jerry andersen

    jerry andersen Member
    Messages: 39

    dmontgomery are you more profitable at plowing or your day job. It's hard to compete with the part timers.