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a client of mine needs 42.5 cubic yards of mulch. mulch where i live is 29$ contractor price per yard. i usually charge a rate 70 cubic yard making the price to be 3015 i took it down to 3000 cause that sounded better. dose this sound to high to you guys this is a home not a commercial lot
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they had me take 4 gardens off and lowered it down to 31 cubic yards for 2170 and they accepted it.
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Have you thought about calling the supplier for a 50 yard delivery. And just cut out the middle man
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I had one last year, 120 yards of mulch. The local supplier was at 22.50 per yards with an extra 100 delivery charge. I looked around and found the plant that the mulch comes from, called them and got the 120 yards for 10 a yard, 50 delivery charge. Had to pay the driver before he dumped (ouch) but what the heck, job was done in two days, at 75 per yard, so I made my money
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I had one last year, 120 yards of mulch. The local supplier was at 22.50 per yards with an extra 100 delivery charge. I looked around and found the plant that the mulch comes from, called them and got the 120 yards for 10 a yard, 50 delivery charge. Had to pay the driver before he dumped (ouch) but what the heck, job was done in two days, at 75 per yard, so I made my money
Wow....now that is a nice profit. According to my Math, sounds like a profit over $7,000 for your crew over two days. Very nice.
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The mulch supplier I go to manufactures the mulch I.E dyes itand process it. I don't think I can get it any cheaper than 28. I'd love to find good mulch for 10 a cubic yard. Any one no a place in the delco area in pa with prices like that?
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The mulch supplier I go to manufactures the mulch I.E dyes itand process it. I don't think I can get it any cheaper than 28. I'd love to find good mulch for 10 a cubic yard. Any one no a place in the delco area in pa with prices like that?
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Have you done a quick google search to see if any suppliers pop up in your area that you were unaware of?
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i finished the job in 2 days. this just a quick figure we move 10 yards in 3 hours with three people. did have some problems with a worker but that happens. and the job landed me another decent size mulching job.
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