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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:40 PM

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Don’t say a word, just turn and walk, they will never be a good customer.
Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:52 PM

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if you say YES, weren't u ripping them off in the first place ?

My first price is my final price !

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:00 PM

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Get this on occasion.Usually from indians & asians as bargaining is part of their culture.My response is the same.Minimum charge.Basically nicely telling them take it or leave it in around about way without being rude as you never know what more work from their friends you'll get as i find they tend to network more than most


Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

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This is my said many times, not necessarily in my exact words.

 

"That was my price and it's probably too cheap, It can go higher if you ask for more things or go lower if you leave things off"

 

I don't care who they are, where they are from, how old they are

if they look rich I assume they don't pay on time

if the house is a mess and the yard that makes you cringe, chances are you won't rate too high on the 'what they actually care about scale'

 

if it looks unkempt 'I'll listen to the story but the price doesn't change, it is what it is'


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:45 PM

insert witty saying here "________________"


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We quoted on pruning/weeding job about 3 months ago. Customer said we were too expensive can we do it cheaper. Said no and if she changes her mind to ring us. Got a message from her on Thursday. Can you come and finish weeding as other guy hasn't been back for a month. Wants us to finish the job. Often cheaper quote means cheaper work.
Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

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one of my favourite responses is "you can always do it yourself...."


Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:06 PM

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I tell people I work bloody hard and I'm turning up with thousands of dollars worth of equipment , I'm fully insured and professional.

you get what you pay for ....and I have sooo many customers happy to pay my price that the ones who want to bargain aren't worth the effort.  I don't bother 


Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:45 PM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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I love a good haggle but yea i just say "No, i think thats a fair price, don't you?"


Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:44 PM

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Quote is $60. Can you do a better price? Sure how about $80 ? Always get a funny look and generally How is that better? Better for me i reply. 
I dont often get those jobs.  ;)


Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:51 PM

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Get this on occasion.Usually from indians & asians as bargaining is part of their culture.My response is the same.Minimum charge.Basically nicely telling them take it or leave it in around about way without being rude as you never know what more work from their friends you'll get as i find they tend to network more than most

Agree Scorp, where I live the ethnic mix has changed dramatically over the last 15 years - a haggling culture and one which doesn't place a high value on big expanses of well maintained turf - more likely to see a back yard converted to a rambling vegetable garden - so we have to adapt I guess - but I don't load my quotes and haggle down - goes against the grain. 


Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

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When I was starting out I let a guy haggle me down $5 on a regular mowing job.  Even though it was only $5 every time I turned up there I resented it and after a couple of months had to drop him.  That was my lesson to never again drop my price.


Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:01 AM




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