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strange happenings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    So, rain/snow coming in, time to stake.
    Running around staking things and get a call
    "how much to plow a parking lot?"
    What's the address and I'll go by today and take a look at it.
    "it's like 10,000 square feet
    What's the address and I'll go by today and take a look at it.
    it's like 150x200 feet and wide open
    (ok, that's like 30,000 square feet genius) What's the address and I'll go by today and take a look at it.
    "well, ok I'll call you back"

    :confused: WT heck?

    No loss there I think.

    Then, I go up to one of my resi's. it's in a neighborhood of 700,000+ homes, big long narrow driveway. I've never met the guy, all phone agreements, did it all last year, he always paid.
    Drive up and see different cars in the driveway. Hmmmmm, go up and knock on door, a lady answers "is John here?"
    "ummmm, nobody lives here"
    excuse me? :confused:
    "yeah, I"m just a realtor showing the house, but nobody lives here"

    ok, left a call for this customer at noon yesterday, still no call back, not thinking I have that one anymore.
  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I would guess that another contractor was trying to get you're rates.
  3. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Thats what I would say also!!
  4. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Kind of what I'm thinking. Can't believe that people plat these games.:dizzy:
  5. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    I get the same calls, every year. "How much to plow my driveway, normal size", ask for the address, then they beat around the bush, "well its like, 2 cars by 4 cars", great, ill take a look at it, where is it? "Well I'll call ya back"
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    you're probably right, didn't even think of that.
    happens all the time in my summer biz, don't know why that didn't occur to me.
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

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