January 1 Curbside Price Increase

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Re: January 1 Curbside Price Increase

Postby Wayne » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:29 am

Tom Williams wrote:Has anyone received price increase notices from other haulers? Anyone else thinking about switching?

Just got my 3-month bill from WM. Rate increase is about $6, so it's less than $.50/week. I can live with that.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:37 am

And now my moral dilemma: Do I bother to continue driving to the TS site to recycle, or do I just start leaving it for WM? The lazy choice is awfully tempting...
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Increase

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:49 pm

I got an increase from Buckley the same as yours from WM - no big deal.
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Re: Increase

Postby RBarnes » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:24 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:I got an increase from Buckley the same as yours from WM - no big deal.


Jeannine, with all your griping about extra spending due to taxes I would think you would be interested in saving where ever you can find it...

Buckley is coming in at $325 per year while if you were to switch to WM you would be paying only $302 a year.
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Would not switch

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:28 pm

Rbarnes

I would not switch from Buckley - he has always treated me well and it is more personalized service. Besides, I would rather give my money to a smaller business. I am a small business owner too.
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Re: Would not switch

Postby RBarnes » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:32 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:I would not switch from Buckley - he has always treated me well and it is more personalized service. Besides, I would rather give my money to a smaller business. I am a small business owner too.


I can respect that. If more people were honest about issues like this there wouldn't be a problem. You acknowledge that although Buckley is a little more you feel there is justification for that additional cost for the reasons you give. I can't argue with that.
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Postby Constitution1 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:06 pm

Jeannine , good point. Too many people concentrate on cost vs. value. Value takes into account dependability and mother aspects.
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Re: Would not switch

Postby Muriel Lortie » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:27 pm

RBarnes wrote:
Jeannine S. wrote:I would not switch from Buckley - he has always treated me well and it is more personalized service. Besides, I would rather give my money to a smaller business. I am a small business owner too.


I can respect that. If more people were honest about issues like this there wouldn't be a problem. You acknowledge that although Buckley is a little more you feel there is justification for that additional cost for the reasons you give. I can't argue with that.


Rick,

Have these local haulers been able to obtain bonding?
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Postby RBarnes » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:31 pm

Constitution1 wrote:Value takes into account dependability and mother aspects.


Mother? Is that a Freudian slip?
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Re: Would not switch

Postby RBarnes » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:32 pm

Muriel Lortie wrote:Rick,

Have these local haulers been able to obtain bonding?


I don't think so but since I have little to do with them I'm sure there are others here who can answer that better then I.
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Re: Would not switch

Postby Muriel Lortie » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:40 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:Rbarnes

I would not switch from Buckley - he has always treated me well and it is more personalized service. Besides, I would rather give my money to a smaller business. I am a small business owner too.


Jeannine S.,

Did you live in Merrimack when a local haulers told the Ad-Hoc Committee they could not get bonded?

I would rather give my money to a business that is insured.

I have been a small business in Merrimack for 30+ years and have "ALWAYS" been insured.
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Bonded

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:43 pm

Good for you Muriel

What are you going to do - have the poor guys arrested? I bet you would take great pleasure in that.
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Re: Bonded

Postby Muriel Lortie » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:48 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:Good for you Muriel

What are you going to do - have the poor guys arrested? I bet you would take great pleasure in that.


Oh, you don't believe that all small businesses should abide by the law?
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Not up to me

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:59 pm

Muriel

It is not up to me to make the laws or enforce them. I am not the Bonding police. I worry about my own business and make sure it operates within the rules - others can worry about their own businesses. If they break rules then they should suffer the consequences if they are caught.
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Re: Not up to me

Postby Muriel Lortie » Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:30 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:Muriel

It is not up to me to make the laws or enforce them. I am not the Bonding police. I worry about my own business and make sure it operates within the rules - others can worry about their own businesses. If they break rules then they should suffer the consequences if they are caught.


Jeannine,

As a small business owner you should know that insurance is a "1" priority. Especially when they enter your property.

Simply, ask Buckley to fax over to you his vehicle and liability insurance certificates.
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