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Giving estimates- who brings an "actual snow depth" sheet?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Dustball, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I've been thinking after reading through the many posts on this board- a lot of customers really don't have any idea how deep snow is when trying to decide on what the trigger should be.

    I think it would be a good idea when going on a sales call to bring with you a sheet of paper that shows maybe an actual size outline of a shoe and next to it, marked gradients of snow depth by the inch. This would show people who think 2 or 3" is a good trigger but when they see it compared to an actual shoe size, it would change their mind to a lower trigger amount.

    Good idea?
  2. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I've brought a tape measure before, but that is a good idea. Amazing how people have no clue how much 2" of snow really is.
  3. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Advantage is right, it is amazing. I usually tell customers that 99% of other customers have 2" triggers, and if they have no idea what the hell they are talking about (which they don't) they usually say "Oh, ok 2" is fine".