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1 hundred 50!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PTSolutions, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    one hundred and fifty dollars, thats how much this contractor offered to do a client of ours and shes switched over, oh but the speel she gave me about how great it was working with us and how happy she was with our results is supposed to make me feel better. and he also cut our mowing price by almost 10 per cut along with all the other services.

    and this is after i just lost a couple others b/c of these cut rate amateurs...
    i need to go get that chair i just threw across the room.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2010
  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    How much did he underbid you by? Their doing the same things here, but I'm picking up accounts from these lowballers because they do such a sh..y job.... keep your head up and go for a larger more profitable account.... Thats what I do when I get pis..d....... and it works!
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    we did 22 pushes this season, so he would end up doing it for $6.80 per push, what a moron...
    he also ended up getting the bid for a larger commercial account that this lady asked us to bid for.

    ive had so much bs to deal with today that i would prolly slit the guys throat if he was here in front of me lol.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How long have you been in this business? I don't even let stuff like that bother me. Not worth it.
  5. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Another local lawn cutter here claims he starts his seasonal price at $270& up for weekly lawn maintenance.

    Back when I was doin resi lawn maintenance 4 years ago, my prices started at $700 & up.
    (not including core aeration or de-thatching....ect) I was using those $1,600 push mowers with ball bearing wheels. ;)
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Grandview, I've been landscaping a long time and this stuff still gets my blood boiling!! What's your ZEN secret?
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Forget them, then when they call back it's going to be the new rate not the one that they were on before. To much work out there to worry about it.
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Thats the same thing I do....they usually always call back after 1 year of crappy service with a lowballer
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    im usually a real laid back go with the flow guy, but i guess it was just one of those days...