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I saw this today...

"Professional organic gardener will work in your yard or garden in exchange for fresh home-grown produce. Email for details."

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and this...

"I believe that chemicals and power tools have no place in a healthy garden."

LOLLOLOLOL... wtf bro? Gonna go use a reel mower? As if clients actually give a crap about the environment.

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Unreal.


http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...253202287.html




This guy has had the same ad up for over a month. I wonder why.
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I saw this today...

"Professional organic gardener will work in your yard or garden in exchange for fresh home-grown produce. Email for details."

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and this...

"I believe that chemicals and power tools have no place in a healthy garden."

LOLLOLOLOL... wtf bro? Gonna go use a reel mower? As if clients actually give a crap about the environment.
Didn't know it was possible for someone to just organically grow produce on an unknown plot...interesting.

I also saw a guy yesterday with an old beat up truck and an old as dirt trailer, and he had two diesel kubota zero turns. Not saying I know everything about how to run a business but I think I would have upgraded my truck or trailer before adding a second before expensive mower.
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Unreal. So many people are unrealistic with what they think a service should cost.
It has to be worse now! That picture was the same one he used a month ago.
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...and here we go again!! I found this on craigslist just now...


"GRASS CATTING SERVICES CALL AND LET US IMPROVE YOUR YARD TODAY

WE DO GRASS CUTTING , YARD CLEAN AP , MULCHING , TRIMMING , PATIOS , RETAINING WALLS


GUTTER CLEANING, POWER WASHING , BRICK WORK AND MORE CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE XXX XXX XXXX THANK YOU"


Is grass catting mowing over cats? Or cats do the mowing? I have never heard of such service...
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There is a local guy around here that uses an old beatup dump truck and a old beat up trailer, but has to brand spankin new john deere residential riders and an older residential rider. Every time I see him I think to myself, you could have bought a nice commercial mower for the price of all of them.
Yeah in my area I have seen them working out of their car with a push mower sticking out of the trunk. Cheap hires just looking for a quick buck!
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Came across this on craiglist today

lawn care mowing $20.00 - $20 (Dillsburg/mechanicsburg)
Looking for mowing/landscape jobs.. Mowing starting at $2.00 a yard. Also mulching,trimming,general clean up also call XXX-XXX-XXXX

Mowing from $2-$20 ARE YOU SERIOUS? That is beyond lowballing, have fun making zero profit.
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These ad's are hilarious. All the typo's are crazy.


Here is one:

Lawn mowing labor, $35 (Great Falls)

Mow my lawn using my Z turn mower. Prior experience necessary. Takes about 2.5 hours.

•Location: Great Falls
•it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
•Compensation: $35


This moron has been trying to get someone to do this for 3 weeks now.
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$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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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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