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What do you feel is the benefit to doing it that way versus other ways you may have experimented with?

Do you feel there is a down side to it or no?
doing it this way you are not locked in on you min fee when the job should be done at a higher price . cant think of a downside at the moment .
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Do you ever have customers who lock your minimum figure into their head so once you show up and give them a higher price, they feel like they want to fight you on the price?
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If a customer is inquiring about price over the phone or that seems to be their main concern instead of the job it's self then that's a big indication that they're going be cheap.

I wouldn't recommend walking away with out saying anything even if the person is a pain like that one lady. Try and be professional/ friendly about it because there are lots of ways for people to damage your reputation on the internet now.
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Why would she hire another lawn care business when her husband owns his own lawn care business himself? Did that make any sense to you?
My son had taken a flier off our mailbox early in the spring where the guy had written a quote to mow our yard for $35. I didn't learn about it until later and told him next time to call the guy and have him come mow as the cheapest I would do our acre+ for was $45 (that's my buddy price) and his mom hasn't been paying me that. Then I got a quote from a guy who said he'd do it for $25 just to get into my neighborhood. Though I'm sure he would have done good in the beginning, we all know how that kind of bidding will end up.
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