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Bidding wrong?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by kolkie05, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114


    What do you feel is the best way to bid a property? I'm not a newbie but only have been doing this for 2 years. On new bids I use other sites that I'm plowing as comparison. Now I'm starting to wonder if there is a easier way? I saw somebody advertising on here a program that helps with bidding is this the way to go?

    I know there are guy's on here with years of experience your opinions are great!
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Smoke a cannon and do a dry run......with plow and all.

    Seriously though, pricing depends on alot of different factors and variables.

    Do a search on the topic.

    Join SIMA.

    I think the guy you're referring to is Wayne Volz. He shamlessly plugs (JK Wayne) his system on here regularily. I havent seen it, so I can't comment on it. :drinkup:
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,257

    Figure how many beers you need during the winter.

    Divide that by number of pushes and price accordingly.
  4. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114

    Wow Mark great answer!

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    LOL :drinkup:
    Seriously do a dry run is the answer figure out how long it would take you and how many passes. Look for trouble areas where you going to put the snow. Is it going to be in the way? Is it going to melt and cause more problems when it freezes again. I dont know the going rate up there. Your time X hourly rate = answer.
  6. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114

    From what I've seen most guys up here want between $65-$85 a hour.
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    I don't understand, that is probably the easiest way to bid lots. "Yep that looks the same as my one lot, $65per"!

    With those programs you still have to go measure the lots and count light poles. You might as well just have your own method that works for you.