Yes but you may have lost that in the text. Do it your way but I would not have even answered the question on rates. The only reply should be when can i call you to discuss?" Or simply just call them. Then go visit the premises to do a quote.
I get what you're saying Colsy and thanks - and I am pretty p!ssed off with cheapskates at the moment and that's not a good attitude to be seeking new business with - but thinking about the last 10 days or so since I spat the dummy, I've landed 4 new good regulars at good quotes - maybe 30% of the inquiries I've had - I reckon I'll go through to new year letting people decide for themselves upfront whether around $60 for a mow is acceptible up front while I drink a bit of beer and regain my normal good humour