I agree, besides.... I'm booked for months anyways.:whistling
good for you :thumbsup:I agree, besides.... I'm booked for months anyways.:whistling
So why don't we try to refrain from posts that bring attention to how we are having to lower prices to meet our competition and how we may be slow and hurting for work?
I know there is a members only section here [it'll be years before I get enough posts for it] but for guests viewing the forum, make it so that one has to register to view the forums, keep some sub forums visible to guests but perhaps not the ones where certain discussions go on unless they register.Or we can ask Nathan to create a "members only" general discussion area. :whistling
I'm just throwing it out there for conversation. I'm not looking for some form of compliance.I hate to be Mr.Negativity here.....
the irregulars here *should* have no problem complying...
..... it's the one hit wonders and their "How much..?"...and "Can you believe this....?" threads that create the spiral for the 824 to wrap their brains around.
Solve that and a big issue is mitigated.
I'm not talking about an off topic or P&R one. I mean one that is actually related to contractors.I know there is a members only section here [it'll be years before I get enough posts for it] Of course that wont stop Joe Homeowner from registering to see what's going on.
You are not the culprit, relax.I totally respect what you are saying Gus. I am probably the culprit here, (or one of many I suppose.) But it has to stop. The ramifications for all this under cutting to the point of absurdity could set precedents that could go on for years. In my humble opinion, this only hurts the industry as a whole. And in my defense, I'm sure that the pros who are cruising these forums, also read the news papers. I'm not opposed to adjusting our prices accordingly, but this is just ridiculous.
Gus, I do believe you are totally correct. Actually, I'm surprised as many members here list all of their business info (phone numbers, web site links, etc). CT posts get attached to Google searches QUICKLY. If a potential customer wanted to search for a member that has their business info attached to their profile, what are the chances they can link to one of your CT posts complaining about whiny customers or calling another member a derogatory comment? I believe you should watch what you say or remain somewhat anonymous.I'm still waiting for someone to tell me to shut my pie hole though.:laughing:
The only way that's gonna happen is if you and I split a pie.I'm still waiting for someone to tell me to shut my pie hole though.:laughing:
Same here. Saw your other thread about the price droppings. Just bid a job a week ago in Marco Island, lady thought it was too high, and since what I do there aren't many people around here that do it for a living, she got a damn good price but thought it was too high. If you know Marco Island, you got to have some money to live there, very rich area, and my price was still to high for her. Wasn't going to come down since I ain't driving 90 mins to go there to cut my price. And I needed the work too.I hear ya. If these guys want work their rearend off to go broke, thats their choice, but I'd prefer to stick to my price and go broke sitting on my rearend!
It's dead here in Florida. Am thinking back to Texas for me.Yea, I hit Palm Harbor in 1986 and never looked back. But I'm about ready for a change. Tennesee maybe. :thumbsup: