I bid on a mile+ long private road and got a call last night. He wants to know if I'd come down on my quote for sanding. Says the last guy charged $40/yd - spread. Actually, I believe him - I know the guy who did it last year. I have to buy my sand mixed and $40 wouldn't even cover cost of material and gas. They had their association meeting to consider bids last night and I haven't gotten called again, so it looks like I won't get the bid for plowing it, either. The thing is, I was asked to bid on it because they weren't happy with him last year. So I guess they're going to have to choose - "you get what you pay for". I'd rather lose the bid than sacrifice service to the customer. Oh well, like they say, there'll be a better one down the road. I guess I'm just looking for someone to confirm that I'm right. For a small operator like me, it would have been a major account.