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kevin j

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How much for a $10 bag? So he calls you early and then expects a discount. And only wants a small bag because he’s going to buy a cord from someone else later in the day.
I don’t know how you guys in that business do it. It’s like dealing with craigslist people all day long
 
ChoppyChoppy

ChoppyChoppy

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Had some nut call me at 5:30 am wanting to come get wood and asked how much for a 10 dollar bag. I said 10: am till 6 pm 10 dollars but 150.00 since you woke me up in the middle of the night.
They never called back lol

I set my phone so I don't get calls at odd hours.

I'd get people wanting to "flex" that they are hard workers? and call at 4 or 5am. Sometimes dialing 4 or 5 times in a row even.
Or people thinking I'd be interested in delivering them $20 of wood at some random campsite in the woods 20 or 30 miles away at midnight.
 

svk

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Oct 19, 2009
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MN
I get a few business related calls early/late/on weekends but that’s crazy!

I mute my phone around 8 pm most days unless my wife is traveling or I’ve got a kid at a friends house. Need to be on call for those in case **** happens.
 

benjo75

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Malvern Arkansas
Gave an estimate on an extremely dead and rotten tree over a mobile home. Six months later I get a call at 2 30 am saying he wanted the tree cut right now. A bad storm was almost here. Thundering and lightening and wind was picking up and just starting to rain. He wanted it down before the storm hit. Somewhere in the middle of my very loud speech he hung up. I called him back at noon. I figured since he was up all night that he would be asleep then. He answered in a groggy voice. I commenced to finish my speech. He hung up on me again. I guess he didn't need it cut as bad as he originally thought.
 
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