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    Micks thread reminded me of this clip. I have followed this guys advice from the beginning. His thoughts on lowballers really make sense.
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    Thats good info stump. What he is saying has always been my thoughts on lowballers. I don't worry about them or let them change my decision making when it comes to pricing. I concentrate on good service at a fair price that I am happy with that covers costs and allows me to make a profit. Lowballers will always be there and so will customers that get them, its in every industry. But you never see a Lowballer doing well nor do you see them around for long.
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    dunno about that Dean, feed them through the chipper for free blood and bone, they'll be around for a few months before it breaks down completely
    I dont break things ...I just use them beyond their operational limitations
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    Nnow thats a good idea Ben
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    That video ( Lawn care millionaire) is really good info. i too have been following him for ages.
    True what he's saying about lowballers.
    Its all the same with beer boys , cowboys etc... We dont worry about them cause they dont last...
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    Its sad to say but there is a place for beer bobs in the work place. Don't get me wrong, they sh1t me but they tend to attract the sort of customer you really don't need. That's the tight assed feral job. If they stuck to those customers all would be sweet.

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    Default Re: Lowballers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mow And Go View Post
    dunno about that Dean, feed them through the chipper for free blood and bone, they'll be around for a few months before it breaks down completely
    its been done already http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290065/ bl00dy funny movie




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    Glad I never went in with all the expensive gear, I must be charging too much as I lost a job over 5 bucks twice this week, crappy lawns crappy clients, quoted 50 and they wanted to pay 40............I can earn 5 times more doing .......(ahh 4get it) There's more out there, just winter and scratchin me bum atm

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    glad I went in with the best gear available ...means I shouldn't have any issues this season either each to their own of course
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    Hows this for a lowballer.

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    Well a Sideballer then
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJD Mowing View Post
    Well a Sideballer then
    Ay ...watch it .. thats me mother in law.

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    anti grav working well I see
    I dont break things ...I just use them beyond their operational limitations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mow And Go View Post
    dunno about that Dean, feed them through the chipper for free blood and bone, they'll be around for a few months before it breaks down completely
    Doesn't work as well as you think it does! When we did our refresher training the instructor was saying the chipper will jam if a body goes into it, but one of the manufacturer's mechanics told him if you freeze the body first, then it will go through in 1 hit with no problems. Don't know why or how he knew that, but something to keep in mind :P

    Lowballers are just short term, they can't sustain themselves in the long run charging rock bottom rates every single time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunM View Post
    Doesn't work as well as you think it does! When we did our refresher training the instructor was saying the chipper will jam if a body goes into it, but one of the manufacturer's mechanics told him if you freeze the body first, then it will go through in 1 hit with no problems. Don't know why or how he knew that, but something to keep in mind :P

    Lowballers are just short term, they can't sustain themselves in the long run charging rock bottom rates every single time.
    True that. Also true that for every one that falls on his arse, another one or 2 pop up.

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