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Old 01-24-2012, 09:34 PM
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i would say now that you know what they are chargeing charge the same as they do.
the elderly usually pick a company based solely on price so if most older retired people are like my inlaws then you only got to beat the guy your bidding against by pennies to be chosen.

during the offseason i used to do promotions for early sign ups where you would offer either a discount for new customers or give a free service for signing on with you.
if they have a dog offer a free pooper scooper service with each cut to sway them your way where you will pick up the dog waste and bag it and throw it in their trash can.
offer a free gutter cleaning with each account.
try to come up with added services that really equade to no or low cost for you to do but mean a lot for a person who can not do things for themselves anymore.

there really is no limits on what you can do and you are only limited by your imagination.

unfortunately for many older americans and retired folks money is their biggest concern outside of their health and anything you can offer that will save them money will be your ticket to ride.
even though their income is limited they do have a steady income and as long as they see a added value in your service they may be willing to pay a little more for you and less likely to jump ship for a cheaper service

i traveled through your state many many years ago and thought it was one of the most beautifull states i have been to but i never knew the rates where so low there.
it always amazes me how we all live in the same country and how much our rates vary depending on which part of the country we live in.
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