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It's one thing being all cocky and talk of £120-150 etc, but in reality you would have a very low chance of getting this job at that price. Understandably, this is what people who are fully booked and don't need the work say, but the 'realistic' fair price for this job is under £100.

 

It is fair on the client and fair on the contractor. We can all make a profit on 1hr jobs charged at £60. Get 5 of these a day and as a 1-man outfit you're doing well.

 

I'd typically have gone for around the 70 mark, and I know I make a decent living WITH profit AND contingency funds. This job would be 45 minutes (15 mins cutting, the rest setting up and clearing up).

 

That is a fair shout and I agree, although there are not many one man outfits doing tree work.

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I don't do quite the same type of tree work as the specialists! Generally it's damaged, fallen and pruning.

 

As a one man Gardner you can do it cheap as a tree surgeon outfit with much bigger over heads and wages for staff you cant.

 

I lost 2 hedge jobs this week but I aint bothered I have work coming out of my ears. I wont go out for a job less than 100 unless I can do it when it suits me.

 

I would do that for 75plus vat but only when it good for me.

 

Call a Gardner get Gardner rates call a tree surgeon get tree surgeon rate's.

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As a one man Gardner you can do it cheap as a tree surgeon outfit with much bigger over heads and wages for staff you cant.

 

I lost 2 hedge jobs this week but I aint bothered I have work coming out of my ears. I wont go out for a job less than 100 unless I can do it when it suits me.

 

I would do that for 75plus vat but only when it good for me.

 

Call a Gardner get Gardner rates call a tree surgeon get tree surgeon rate's.

 

But only when it's good for me. Yeah ok mate

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Yes madam, I'll cut your hedge, but ON MY TERMS! OK!!

 

No,

 

" I can do it for £X, but I'll need to fit it in with other jobs when I'm in this area" :001_smile:

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Yes madam, I'll cut your hedge, but ON MY TERMS! OK!!

 

You have a problem?

 

Huck got it, and yes it is on my terms, I am the boss not the customer, there are ways and means of talking to people to get what you want or need.

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