... It doesn't take long to get sick of the higher volume, lower profit and all the extra cleaning, maintenance and customer issues when you do the low price leader route.
That is so true. High volume means more customers, more maintenance, faster machine aging, more issues and more stress for the staff and owner. Owner burn-out is often the end result of being the Low Price Leader. Perhaps the first sign of owner burn-out is a loss of respect for the customers.
"Lead, follow or get out of the way." Larry Adamski
In "my area" the smallest machine is a 22# one year old front loader and the vend price is zero. WDF service is usually provided for free also - by my wife.
Howard: The local utility companies must charge you a little to operate your washer, and I understand that Wife Dry Fold sevice can get expensive as well. : / Les
Actually the utility companies charge us very little for this. You see I have a 10kw solar array on my roof for electricity and since the kids are out of the house we are below the minimum on water usage and the sewer charge is a flat fee independent of use. There is some small cost for the gas used in the dryer.
I'll have to think about Wife Dry and Fold, never heard it called that before.
Not many people are posting replies, considering the number of people viewing this forum. Maybe a poll will receive more response.
-I wish that all I do is to collect coins, just like the other laundromat owner down the street.
--Whoa, is that all he does? What an easy job!
-No. It is his wish, too.