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OPINION: $240 to mow lawn! Come off the grass

LAST week I went on a rant about insurance companies, but this week another type of industry has really peeved me off.

To put it nicely.

Tradies - from roofers to landscapers and mechanics are in their element in this town.

I was last week quoted $240 to have my lawn mown.

No, that wasn't a typo.

As I informed the man on the other end of the phone - not only could I buy a lawn mower for that price, I could hire a ride-on mower and have a teenager pay me for the pleasure of trimming the grass.

His response? Oh.

I'd love to meet the person who pays $240 to have their grass mown.

Please contact me, because you need a good awakening.

My brother, who lives in Yeppoon is able to have a larger lawn mown for $25.

Mechanics, you're just as bad.

I was quoted over $100 to replace the wipers on my car.

Seriously guys - I may be female; I may look like I know nothing about cars, and to top it off, I may be blonde.

But I don't like being ripped off.

Surely I'm not the only one who's received an outrageous quote for a seemingly simple task?

It makes me think people in our town part with their money too freely, or just simply doesn't value it.

Perhaps they just earn a huge amount more than I do every week.

Or is the much rumoured "Gladstone tax", which has been blamed for many cases of massive costs, at work?

Let me know what you think.

Topics:  lawn, money, opinion, tradies




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