Or ask what price the other painters charged. I have never done this because I didn't want to give the impression that I don't know how to price jobs. The only time I ask about other contractors is when I'm already on the job, doing the work and chatting with the customer. Is it a good sales tactic to ask to see someone elses bid? I get enough work to keep me and a few guys busy, but I get a low percentage of my bids. Probably 20-25%. What percentage of bids do you guys land?