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I had a call from some guy who wanted me to come out and do an estimate. I typed his address in google and it was in a very bad trailer park. I was still talking to him and he was telling me what he wanted done. Then he was asking how many people I worked with. I told him for mowing its just me and other projects I hire as needed. Then he said good I want to make sure only you come and nobody else. He also asked what type of equipment I have ect. When he was done talking I told him i would stop by and give him a quote and he told me whatever I charge is fine just let him know. Then he gave me three different numbers to call different from the one he called me from and told me if he didnt answer one call the next. After I hung up i looked on google earth and his yard was 90% sand. This guy was too shady for me and plus he was like 40 minutes away about, 15 from my furthest customer. I called him back and told him i just looked at google again and thought it was going to be too far. He tried to convince me to come and then started getting pissed and told me if i serviced an area near there why not come another 15 min. I told him hes sh#t outta luck and hung up.

Would everyone else have done? Not sure what he was trying to do but didnt seem right.
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Anytime you start getting weird questions its good to avoid. I had a prick ask me 5 times how to pay. I gave him 3 options every time and he chose none of them.
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Good call on not going man. Sounds really shady. I wonder if he was gonna try and gank some equipment from you. Meth does bad things to people.
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haha that what i was thinking...they have actually busted people for having meth labs in there too!
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Hmmmm... wants it to be "just you" that comes over...










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Was that the strangest call you got so far from a potential customer or were there others? Sometimes the first one really can catch you off guard.
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Sounded like he was setting you up to steal your equipment/ truck...or who knows maybe he really just wanted his lawn cut, but he was a really strange person
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I think he wanted to lotion up you and your mower.
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considering he said "just you" and asked what equipment you have. My best guess is he wanted your equipment....
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I had a call from some guy who wanted me to come out and do an estimate. I typed his address in google and it was in a very bad trailer park. I was still talking to him and he was telling me what he wanted done. Then he was asking how many people I worked with. I told him for mowing its just me and other projects I hire as needed. Then he said good I want to make sure only you come and nobody else. He also asked what type of equipment I have ect. When he was done talking I told him i would stop by and give him a quote and he told me whatever I charge is fine just let him know. Then he gave me three different numbers to call different from the one he called me from and told me if he didnt answer one call the next. After I hung up i looked on google earth and his yard was 90% sand. This guy was too shady for me and plus he was like 40 minutes away about, 15 from my furthest customer. I called him back and told him i just looked at google again and thought it was going to be too far. He tried to convince me to come and then started getting pissed and told me if i serviced an area near there why not come another 15 min. I told him hes sh#t outta luck and hung up.

Would everyone else have done? Not sure what he was trying to do but didnt seem right.
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