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bwilder10h
02-26-2008, 07:55 PM
I bought a Wright stander from a dealer in NC and if I cant find someone else to buy it from me and pick it up from them, I'm going to have to get it because I told them I would buy it.

Any suggestions on shipping or a service that will bring it to Cincinnati? I am so busy that I dont have a full day to waste to go get it.

I have a standing offer for $450. I was going to check with forward air but the company I'm buying it from wants it picked up.

If anyone in NC would like to buy this in my place, PM me for a awesome deal on a 52/23hp with 8 hours on it.

bwilder10h
02-27-2008, 10:03 AM
Anyone, anyone.... Bueller?

topsites
02-27-2008, 10:07 AM
Check this place out:
http://www.uship.com/

All_Toro_4ME
02-27-2008, 10:08 AM
Did you sign anything for the mower to confirm the purchase? If not, why do you feel you are obligated to buy it, other then you told them you would buy it.

themowerman
02-27-2008, 11:39 AM
I guess his word means something to him. A mans word is his honor.

bwilder10h
02-27-2008, 12:12 PM
I guess his word means something to him. A mans word is his honor.

Bingo... I'm glad someone still understands this concept.

retrodog
02-27-2008, 12:23 PM
I use www.shippingmasters.com

QualityLawnCare4u
02-27-2008, 05:44 PM
I also have used uship.com with good results and are much cheaper than the big time shippers.

Atlantic Lawn
02-27-2008, 07:38 PM
You can also have it held at a terminal near you. That way You can meet it part way. This would reduce shipping costs and by holding it there it could be picked up on a day when you're not as busy.Usually the dealer has a preferred trucking line and You may get a better price from them.

bwilder10h
02-27-2008, 09:22 PM
I wish that were the case. The dealer is dead set on me picking it up and refuse to take it to a terminal for me.

The best price I've found for shipping is $400 so I guess I'm gonna have to figure out when I can go pick it up.

If anyone in NC wants to bring it up this way, I'll give you $300 cash when you get here with it. payup

I'm 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

Grits
02-27-2008, 10:40 PM
People back out of deals all the time. These things happen.

bwilder10h
02-27-2008, 11:08 PM
I need the mower and it's a great deal so I'm going to proceed regardless.

TomberLawn
02-27-2008, 11:15 PM
If it was near a holiday, I'd tell my uncle he could go visit his in-laws on a couple free tanks of gas. Does the dealer ever ship with an LTL carrier, like R&L, Averitt Express, or even FedEx or UPS Freight? These trucks will usually pick up at a business with a dock, or sometimes send out a lift gate truck, then ship it to your nearest terminal or to your driveway.

LwnmwrMan22
02-27-2008, 11:37 PM
I wish that were the case. The dealer is dead set on me picking it up and refuse to take it to a terminal for me.

The best price I've found for shipping is $400 so I guess I'm gonna have to figure out when I can go pick it up.

If anyone in NC wants to bring it up this way, I'll give you $300 cash when you get here with it. payup

I'm 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

For the extra $100, I'd have it shipped with the professionals that would be insured if something happened to it on the way up. Just my opinion.

Grits
02-28-2008, 12:53 AM
I need the mower and it's a great deal so I'm going to proceed regardless.

That's cool. If you want it so bad, why offer to let others buy it in your place? This all sounds a little shady to me. Maybe it isn't, but it sounds like it.

txgrassguy
02-28-2008, 12:55 AM
Check into Estes Freight.
I have found them to be the cheapest by at least 30% or so.
Since I have a maintenance building I do not get charged a fee for pick up or drop off.

Richard Martin
02-28-2008, 06:26 AM
If anyone in NC wants to bring it up this way, I'll give you $300 cash when you get here with it. payup

I'm 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

Round trip from here to Cincy, OH and back is almost 1300 miles. At 15 MPG that's 87 gals of gas at $3.10 a gal, total about $270 in gas alone. Add in wear and tear, tolls?, food, overnight lodging and my time and I'll deliver it for $750.

All_Toro_4ME
02-28-2008, 10:26 AM
Might get less then 15mpg since you would be pulling extra weight and a trailer. Just a thought.

delphied
02-28-2008, 11:33 AM
Round trip from here to Cincy, OH and back is almost 1300 miles. At 15 MPG that's 87 gals of gas at $3.10 a gal, total about $270 in gas alone. Add in wear and tear, tolls?, food, overnight lodging and my time and I'll deliver it for $750.

Bingo. An offer of 400 or 450 to ship is a good one. I wonder what the real story is on this mower? Like Paul Harvey, "The Rest of the Story"!

Zooropa93
02-28-2008, 09:01 PM
I was under the impression that Wright does not allow dealers to sell their equipment and ship it out. They require dealers to have it serviced and ready to mow when picked up.

delphied
02-28-2008, 09:24 PM
They are prolly quitting the Wrights and selling leftovers.