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    I have a job to do tomorrow removing 3/4' rocks from a flower bed. I know the transfer station charges $80 a ton to dump. Looking to cut some corners I need to dump somewhere.

    First I asked a few customers that have rock driveways and none want them either because there not colored or because there bigger then what they have.

    So I say screw it craigslist. I put up a add saying free rocks delivered if you help me unload. In less then 2 hours I have 15 responses. People from 80 miles away to one person down the street from the job. Some even offering gas money.

    I'm kinda surprised they only cost $25-$30 a ton. If I could figure out a way to give rock away and up sell a service I would be good money. Hows this sound free rock with a $5000 patio install lol.

  • #2
    LOL that's awesome man.

    Congrats!

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    • #3
      We had an ad here on craigslist for free breeding rocks.
      Pat

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      • #4
        Hell My parents are in PA I was pondering driving there amd taking some till I read your post saying people wanted it. Good for you.
        Liberty Landscaping LLC
        www.libertylndscpng.com
        Woodbridge, NJ

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        • #5
          Let us know how it goes, maybe you could make an upsell while you are onsite! Good thinking!
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          • #6
            Before I left for work this morning I had 35 emails for the rock.

            Part way through the job I realized we had more rock then the truck could handle. I switched the add to, it needs to be picked up and left my phone number. Not one person emailed or called since.

            The rock I did have I chose the closest person. When I showed up they werent home and wouldnt answer.

            So I knocked on a neighbors door and offered them the rocks. They said no.

            I drove down the road and noticed another rock driveway and the owner in the yard and I yelled at him from the truck. This guy took the rock and said bring anymore I had. I also passed off my card to him and his friend.


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            • #7
              That is a very interesting story and experiment! What lesson(s) do you feel you learned from this?
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