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"Our plow guy wasn't very good last year"

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Been getting a lot of that this year. Even from places I bid last are calling back for another estimate.But when I talk to them about price, they said it was higher then the guy who plowed last year, [​IMG]
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    "You got exactly what you paid for, didn't you?"
  3. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Shocking, isn't it?
  4. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    I love it when they start telling you a sob story and it always starts with "we paid him all this money and we weren't happy with the service..... " then they see your quote and say " your the fifth ( or phone book list) company to quote me that.... its double (if not triple) what we paid the guy last year".
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    I had a location manager call me last week for a TV show they are shooting in our area, for a fall clean up of a property. they needed it done ASAP. (They were setting up on Sept 30). It wasn't a big job, non disclosure yada yada .My quote was under $500. (and I really don't do 1 time jobs, I was just curious) "No way the budget was under $100 do you know any small time operators that would be cheaper?" I do... do you know any big production companies that pay better?
  6. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    I love it.:laughing:
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    WINNER!!! wesport
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I love it when a prospect tells me that and then complanes about my price, I say "OK ill do it for the same price as they charged" the customer says great Ill sign up... "OK great" I say "O.. by the way for that price I wont show up either"! I NEVER failed to get the contract at my price after that.
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Picked up another one from last year. Same thing,plow guy not very good. Told them I'll do for my price last year,plus 25% more. Came backed signed. And another called yesterday,not happy either will know in a few days on it.
  10. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I've heard the same thing a few times this year, "Your price is higher then the other guy". We follow up after sending quote out.... "we signed with the same guy as last year." I wish them luck. Not much you can do. One even admitted that you get what you pay for but they are signing with the same guy. money outweighing service.