Today I got a phone call from a woman about 5 miles outside of my service area asking for an estimate. I nicely told her I'd take the job, but it's out of my service area. She wanted me to cut it ASAP. So I told her I can refer her to someone. She said that she can just push mow it if I can't do it. So by this time I'm wondering what is up with this. So I get there for the estimate. Nice plot of land. 2.34 acres to be exact. It's only going to be a 2 or 3 week job, once a week of course. Anyway, as I'm walking around I find nothing in the way besides a house for this. Awesome! Still don't really want to take the job. When I get to the outer edge of my service area my price is around $50. It's only another 5 minutes, so I'll give her an estimate and see what she says. So I tell her $80. (The whole next one to talk loses, comes into play here) There was a VERY long pause, and finally she says I'll ask my husband. Bam. I was thinking "He doesn't want to have to do it he doesn't care". So she says to go for it. I was happy and kinda mad at the same time. Dídn't want the job, but if she's going to throw her money away, why not toss it at me. Anyway, my question to you all is this...Has anyone ever jacked up the price cause they didn't want a job (that they could do)?
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