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Old 02-25-2012, 09:49 PM
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Why the heck are none of you charging for the full season of winter, and instead charging per outing?

Is it because snow isn't something that occurs often in your area?

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Why the heck are none of you charging for the full season of winter, and instead charging per outing? ...
The market doesn't bear such a concept around here. You can contract with a local HOA for a full season but those are all locked down by the current contract holders. I haven't made a single dollar from snow removal this season but that's not really a big deal.
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The market doesn't bear such a concept around here. You can contract with a local HOA for a full season but those are all locked down by the current contract holders. I haven't made a single dollar from snow removal this season but that's not really a big deal.
That's terrible!

It's been such a stupid winter, hopefully over time winter will be a thing of the past and it'll be summer for the rest of our lives... lol

I'm young, but I'm getting too old for this white sh^t.
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I think after this year it will be hard to get real money for whole season snow removal around here and last year you would have been killed doing work for free (it was snowing everyother day)
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That's terrible! ...
Nah, it's alright. It did snow more than 1" one time but it was 3 days after I had my hernia surgery. I was not about to tear my belly open for a few dollars. A few weeks later I got the itch and walked my snow blower over the " of snow that showed up. The snow blower wouldn't even throw such a small amount.

$0. I'm eagerly awaiting the spring.
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I'm only an hour or so south of Mark and I've only been out on two days this winter. 4 or 5 driveways - that's it.


People would be chasing me with torches and pitchforks demanding a refund if I had charged them a flat rate for snow removal.


"Just come over if we have more than 3 or 4 inches" is what most people say.

Where I'm located, snow is hit or miss - sometimes we get enough to shovel, sometimes we get hit with a foot or more at a time, and sometimes we don't get much at all.
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I usually try to have a 50-50 mix of per push and anal customers .About 13 years ago ,we had virtually no snow one winter ,100% of the anal residential customers booked the next year on a per push basis ,and we got hit with a lot of small snowfalls so they actually ended up paying more .Anyways ,when you do a small shopping mall lot for $340,000.00 per year ,and it only snows once or twice ,theres awesome cash to be made .If you under estimate the number of snowfalls on the same property,you could be standing on the corner of the street in your sunday best ,with a tin cup in hand .
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I have a few of those.

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My jobs are some of my lawn customers
I'm not out to make a killing just to give me some spending cash.
They are just seniors so they like the pay as you go basis.
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