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Low balling at its best.... How can he be in business and survive???

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http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/for/1617214983.html
You know as well as I do, there is either a gimmic or they will come to pass, don't sweat the small stuff, the $15.00 is to get customers attention, I suspect they pour it on after that. Give them a call for a quote but put your stuff away first so they have no idea who you are, I suspect you will see that the prices are just to get calls.
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15 and 55 can be done and make a couple bucks to get you built up
I have seen signs for $12 per cut
low ballers are no threat because quality customers want a quality company.
plenty of grass for all of us, when they tank by their accounts.
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Problem is, I have no grass... My yard is all stone...Ill see if I ca get a neighbor to call..
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55 is probly a bi weekly year round program. Or the guy has on half a duplex that he chrges that so thats the rock bottom price he uses for ad. If not then he wont be around long. I figure low overhead is 15hr so he better be real fast to make more than he could at walmart
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Problem is, I have no grass... My yard is all stone...Ill see if I ca get a neighbor to call..
Good idea, we know that you can't cut a lawn for $15.00, problem is these guys don't know their cost, looks like a nice trailer and mowers they have, perhaps if you had quite a few places in a row you might make a small dollar.

Personally I say more power to them, they don't last, I simply look at other things I can do and offer until they are gone, issue is they keep popping up, this is a very interesting industry when it comes to mowing.
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I agree, its probably to get customers. It does say starting at $15. For all we know this could be what he charges for a house with only a small front yard. The ones you can get done in like 10 minutes.

You always have to look at the wording. like a coupon I put out last year at a grocery store... Up to $50 in in-store credit. I put the $50 really big and the wording much smaller. I didn't say I would give them $50, i said I could.
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Pretty interesting ad.

I had a few lawn guys come to my yard to give me a quote...

I guess they thought I was acting weird when they offered me a low price & I said, "I will think about it, thank you for your time!"

I can't wait to see if these guys are still in business! I still have their card pinned on my wall.
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He does have a nice full color graphic trailer.
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more lowballing BS from FL craig's list gotta love people who will work for free

full service lawn company will mow weedeat edge blow and spray for weeds on each visit up to four times a month.
most lawns we can handle for $60 a month

we also pressure wash homes and driveways

call (813)802-7907

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