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No competition

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Theshoemaker, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Has anyone heard of or been lucky enough to be awarded a contract just from the fact that nobody bid against them?? I have heard a couple old timers tell me that this has happended to them years ago and thats how one local guy started out. Just want to see if this has ever happended or just a myth.
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Its happen to me and I know it happen to a friend of mine (who hit a gold mine with his) He's plowing a retail store for 2-3 times what it should be. I think hes getting 165.00 for a lot that takes him a whoppin' 20 minutes to do, including sidewalks. They dont come often but when they do its nice!
  3. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Some of my best jobs have been last minute calls from property owners who couldn't
    get anyone to return their calls. Best exampie was local Post Office. I didn't want to do
    it but the Post master kept bugging me to bid. No one else bid and now 10 years later
    it' my most profitable job. Although with the state the PO is in i'm getting a little nervous
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    sometimes you're just that lucky...but sometimes nobody bids for a reason...
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Yup, happens at least once a year but then again I send out lots of bids....;.
  6. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    and I'd like to think its the latter of that statement and not the beginning.