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  • #31
    $35 for 2.5 hours of work yea right! Even using his equipment I wouldn't do it for that price.
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    • #32
      Here is another good one for you guys.

      I've been emailing a guy all morning about maybe buying his lawn business. I was looking for more info on it and here is what I got out of digging for info.

      *125+ customers (all the way from VA to Baltimore, MD. For those of you not familiar with the area, its over an hour away! He has customers alllllllll over the place, covering MD, DC, and VA.)
      *(2) 48" walk behinds, some push mowers, a 2003 dodge p/u, a 1998 toyota camery, 5 trimmers, and 4 blowers. Various rakes, etc. 2 open trailers and 1 enclosed.

      Asking price? $80K. He just started it last year, and claims he's on pace for $150K this year.

      Anyone who buys this will be out of business REAL soon.

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      • #33
        Here is another good one for you guys.

        I've been emailing a guy all morning about maybe buying his lawn business. I was looking for more info on it and here is what I got out of digging for info.

        *125+ customers (all the way from VA to Baltimore, MD. For those of you not familiar with the area, its over an hour away! He has customers alllllllll over the place, covering MD, DC, and VA.)
        *(2) 48" walk behinds, some push mowers, a 2003 dodge p/u, a 1998 toyota camery, 5 trimmers, and 4 blowers. Various rakes, etc. 2 open trailers and 1 enclosed.

        Asking price? $80K. He just started it last year, and claims he's on pace for $150K this year.

        Anyone who buys this will be out of business REAL soon.

        I jus gess that eh thinks ur toopid

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        • #34
          HAHAH When I roam the free ads these pop up.

          http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775660550.html


          http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775858331.html


          http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3769908933.html

          Yea okay I will just get this free stuff and use my vehicle to get there and use my equipment to get it hhahahaha I don't get it.

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          • #35
            HAHAH When I roam the free ads these pop up.

            http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775660550.html


            http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775858331.html


            http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3769908933.html

            Yea okay I will just get this free stuff and use my vehicle to get there and use my equipment to get it hhahahaha I don't get it.
            Thats about $500 in river rock. If you had a need it would be worth it.

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            • #36
              Thats about $500 in river rock. If you had a need it would be worth it.
              Didn't Hedge get some free from some guy and turn around and sell it?

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              • #37
                HAHAH When I roam the free ads these pop up.

                http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775660550.html


                http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3775858331.html


                http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/3769908933.html

                Yea okay I will just get this free stuff and use my vehicle to get there and use my equipment to get it hhahahaha I don't get it.
                Those are some damn funny ad's! I want to post "Come mow my grass. You can keep the grass clippings to either smoke, or make a compost pile."

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                • #38
                  Asking price? $80K. He just started it last year, and claims he's on pace for $150K this year.
                  Did he say why he was selling? It be interesting to hear his perspective versus ours here.
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                  • #39
                    He claims because he owns another business and started this looking for a good foreman, but hasn't been able to find one.

                    I'm trying to talk him waaaaaaaay down on the price. I just broke the news to him its not worth nearly as much as he thinks. And even less because no contracts are in place.

                    He did say he bought an existing company, hence the reason why the customers are so spread out. But it sounded as if he thought he could buy it and someone else would run it....while he collects the cash.

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                    • #40
                      But it sounded as if he thought he could buy it and someone else would run it....while he collects the cash.
                      It's amazing how that dream seems to continually perpetuate itself.

                      I bet you he is trying to sell the business to someone right now with that as the selling point.

                      Who knows though, maybe you might be able to buy some customers in your service area from him.
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                      • #41
                        It's amazing how that dream seems to continually perpetuate itself.

                        I bet you he is trying to sell the business to someone right now with that as the selling point.

                        Who knows though, maybe you might be able to buy some customers in your service area from him.
                        I tried to buy some, but he has the mentallity that they are worth a yearly rate. Example....if customer XYZ spends $24,000 a year, he will sell it to me for $24,000. I tried to explain with no contracts, and no long term customers, its hard to justify a cost like that.

                        He'll come to grips sooner or later.

                        I understand for other companies, selling at a yearly revenue or 2 year revenue is normal. But lawn care is MUCh different.

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