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The Curious Porpoise
02-26-2006, 09:49 PM
what do u guys think about this deal? good, bad? i think i'll be happy w/ it--its exactly what i wanted at the price i wanted. now all's i've gotta do is drive 13 hours down from NJ to GA to pick it up :walking:

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LLandscaping
02-26-2006, 09:59 PM
You got a good buy that mower will be perfect for cutting gated back yards.

TURF DOCTOR
02-26-2006, 10:01 PM
Looks like a deal, but where is the sulky.

DSIM
02-26-2006, 10:12 PM
how much is it going to cost you to go get it?

sikagrass
02-26-2006, 11:33 PM
Congrats you got a bargain there.Picking it up wont cost too bad if you just go there and back. Bring it home and get to work.

Petr51488
02-26-2006, 11:38 PM
Wow, thats crazy.. driving 13 hours to pick up a mower..

the scaper
02-27-2006, 12:29 AM
Wow, thats crazy.. driving 13 hours to pick up a mower..
I'd have to agree. Thats 13hrs one way . It's probably not a bad deal on the mower but after you add in time and gas for a machine you're gonna have to walk behind, no way I'd do it. If the poster is ok with it though, thats all that matters.:usflag:

Kohls Landscaping Co
02-27-2006, 01:03 AM
I have the same mower, just a much older model. I wouldn't drive an 1/2 hour to pick one up. Unless you have to have the 32", you're better off w/the 36" that has two blades. I've never been impressed with my 32" cutting ability. Just my two cents...

Dave

The Curious Porpoise
02-27-2006, 01:20 AM
it'll cost me about $200 in gas, plus another $100 in tolls/wear 'n tear on the truck/food and drinks. those numbers are conservative. yes, i know $300 plus 26 hours of driving is something significant to consider, but i think i'm gonna go down w/ friends and make it a road trip--we'll go touring for the weekend. that way the costs will be divided up, and i'll have company to do and see some cool things (and not get bored or lonely), that way it'll be fun too.... plus it'll be about 30 to 40 degrees warmer down there than it is up here... that'll get me even more in the mood to start mowin'. maybe i'll even see some landscaping crews down there mowin' (they should be mowin' down there by early march, right?)

zero_turn_mowers
02-27-2006, 02:28 AM
Sounds like a deal here if you need it, the 13 hour drive one way I would look at it like a mini vac. before the season starts, I personally do alot of Ebay deals that run me up to 10-15 hours from the house and love every trip I have been on and meet different people in the Lawn Biz getting there thoughts, ideas and seeing other LCO in action in different areas of the US.


Tim

OnMyOwn
02-27-2006, 08:42 AM
Have you thought about finding a LTL carrier in GA, and asking them to p/u, skid and deliver the mower to your location? You may be able to do so for less than $300.00, and insure it!

walker-talker
02-27-2006, 09:55 AM
I drove 16 hours (non-stop and both ways) to get my first mower. It was a pretty good deal. I saved around $1500 and still got a full warranty (but didnt need it). It cost me $200 in gas. I could of had it shipped for $300, but I didn't feel comfortable spending $9K on a mower without test driving and inspecting it first. Funny thing was, when I got there I offered him $500 less of his asking price and yes, he did know I drove 8 hours to get there. Would I do it again...no! I see now the importance of dealer support.

geogunn
02-27-2006, 11:46 AM
ok guy--here's your trip route already planned for you.

I think I'd go to the beach for a while since you are gonna be down there......

GEO :)

GrassBustersLawn
02-27-2006, 12:42 PM
I've gone 800+ miles oneway before. I bought a mower and sold one on the same trip. I also did a little sight seeing too, ALL AT COMPANY EXPENSE.

I also take a couple of trips to FL KEYS each winter AT COMPANY EXPENSE too. A great deal if you work it right.


Mike

B&D Lawn Care
02-27-2006, 12:52 PM
Nice one! I was looking at it and a couple of others

B&D Lawn Care
02-27-2006, 12:54 PM
I think I'd go to the beach for a while since you are gonna be down there......

GEO :)

MAybe you can hold out til St. Patty's day and check out the green Savannah river. Place rocks at that time of the year.

nmurph
02-27-2006, 01:18 PM
come on down. it will be in the mid 70's by the time you get here. stay and see savannah. it is a beautiful city with some very good food. and yes, if you love crowds, st patty's day is a great party. lots of drunks pissing in the street. kind of like mardi gras, but w/o the chics pulling up their shirts, and it only last for a day or two.