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1 or 2 storms on 1/18 & 1/19/09 N.E.??

Discussion in 'Weather' started by sir spaniourd, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I have a customer that is disputing that on the 18th and 19th he believes we only had one storm. however i believe we had 2 since they were two separate events over on a 24 hour period. Is there any web site I could find that kind of information? I checked my local weather stations and i can't seem to find anything.
  2. Fisher II

    Fisher II Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I'm charging as 2. The second storm wasnt forecasted to be morethan an inch or 2. We got like 6in. People are just looking for an excuse to get out of paying. Bottom line you were out there the same amount of time as the first event I bet, and you need to be payed.
  3. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    2 storms here on long island- was about 12 hours between
  4. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    I charged my customers three times lol We plowed twice on the first storm then one again on the 2nd.
  5. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    It was 2 storms, in fact the sun came out here on sun the 18th afternoon.

    I hate when they are that close too. It would be better if they were 4 days apart.
  6. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare Member
    Messages: 90

    The customers that I have Multiple accounts with for plowing, mowing etc give a small discount....for everyone else it was two storms, I went to bed with flurries forcasted through out the night, woke up to 6 inches on the ground, I can't control Mother Nature I can only mover her!
  7. Dubliner

    Dubliner Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    2 storms here also, If I go out 2 times its per push and yes I went to bed expecting to see a dusting and awoke to 4 inches. Definitely 2 storms.:)
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I charged for 2 storms also. Only had one complaint, so I guess it was a good move.
  9. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Do you guys only plow once per storm? It snowed here for 11 days strait in early jan. something like 60". I plowed twice a day and billed full price for all of them. Sorry I don't mean to change the subject, just curios.
  10. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    2 storms here as well.

    This year i am even charging for drifts and refreezes, I use to be nice and just do it,, but not anymore.

    people are being tight, paying beyond there 30 days, and not taking and early pay deals, so why should i give away a service..
  11. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Thanks for the replies.
    i guess this is going to be be one of those customers that I will have to let him go. As hard as it is I hate when people try to set their own prices after the drives are clean. I just feel sorry for him. I guess after 15 storms they are starting to feel the pinch...
  12. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i billed two storms to my few residentials
    one guy complained and even said he shoveled one time (true but he did leave the end full so i cleaned it for him 1/2charge)
    wrote a note on the invoice and made partial payment.. dropping him tomorrow
  13. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    lol good, because those are the ones that are always looking to get it for 1/2 price or complain to have the bill reduced.
  14. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Depends for me. Most residentials I have are per storm. All the commercials are under contracts.
  15. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I just sat down and did my billing- I decided full price for 1st storm and about 25% discount for second storm. The grand total was about 3-4" for both so not a lot of snow, it was easy. Giving everyone a l;ittle break- hopefully will prevent compaints and be fair to me as well.