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Old 05-02-2012, 05:55 PM
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I just picked up another biweekly. I am trying to avoid them, but it was too good to pass up. $25 and it took exactly 4 minutes to mow it. (I forgot to time the trim/blow)

It's right on my route between two existing clients. It didn't make sense to not accept it.
There's something to be said for tiny, city jobs. I have some bigger jobs that take me 30-45 minutes and only pay $30.
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I have one question, is it bi-weekly or bi monthly? In my head bi-weekly sounds like your cutting twice a week where bi monthly sounds more like twice a month. Am I just wrong or is this just a misunderstanding?
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I have one question, is it bi-weekly or bi monthly? In my head bi-weekly sounds like your cutting twice a week where bi monthly sounds more like twice a month. Am I just wrong or is this just a misunderstanding?
Biweekly = "every other week"

It's confusing to be sure. It can have both meanings. (I looked it up)

I just assume everyone is bright enough to know that I'm not going to mow their lawn twice in one week. Sometimes I will actually SAY "every other week" just to be clear.
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... I just assume everyone is bright enough to know that I'm not going to mow their lawn twice in one week. Sometimes I will actually SAY "every other week" just to be clear.
I have one customer that wants mowed twice a week. It's a bit of a drive but at $47 per cut it's worth it.
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I have a customer who likes 2 cuts a week, and she is $80 per cut! Please and Thank you
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I have a customer who likes 2 cuts a week, and she is $80 per cut! Please and Thank you
I need to move.
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This season, almost every new call is interested in biweekly cuts.

That reminds me. I need to call someone and tell her I must go to weekly, or she will need to find another service.
It was insane high last week - like a lawn that hadn't been cut all season. I'd charge at least 3x regular for someone who calls for a "first cut" at this point - why should I cut her tall grass for "regular price"?
Phone rings. Can you give me an estimate for mowing my grass?

Whats your address.

Why do you need that?

So I can come look at you lawn.

Oh. It's xxxxxx 23rd Street

Get there, look over the lawn, Figure about 65 a month for weekly service, No Intial work to be done, grass is not too high.

Well can you cut it every other week instead of every week, maybe a little cheaper.

Sure I can do it for 50 a month every other week

Thats not much of a difference!

The grass grows everyday, wheter it get cut once a week or one every 14 day, and waiting 14 days means the grass is twice a long, will take twice as long to cut, is harder on my machine, wears out my belts fast, it harder to trim etc, the only thing your saving is my trip out here two time.

Oh! (then either I will try to find some one cheaper) or well every week is ok.
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Which reminds me... "biweekly" does NOT equal "twice a month."

Some people think that if you say "$25 every other week", that it's $50/mo.


Ummm... no, it's $25 every other week. Some months will have two cuts, some have three - it depends on the day it's scheduled on.
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Steve, how can you charge someone 65 for 4 cuts and still make money? That's about 16 per cut.
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