View Full Version : Work at a dealer part time, or not?

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-03-2004, 03:49 PM
I got this opportunity to work at a brand new dealer (does John Deere mostly, but also does a bunch of Exmark, Great Dane-which IS John Deere-, and Ferris. Its a new location that was added to 6 others in the chain here in Michigan. They seem to be some of the first people to learn of the new products and features that are being added to product lines every year (which is kinda cool, becasue then I can tell ya'll what to expect on new Exmark machines :p) If I work there, I would be working part time, and running my biz part time. But I could also pick up some great deals on parts, and new machines. I think it would helpme a lot, and I would learn quite a bit too. What do you all think? Would you ever do something like this? Whats your pros/cons?

03-03-2004, 04:07 PM
good idea,nice equipment list already.

03-03-2004, 04:08 PM
Do it definatly. I do the same as a salesman. Great experience and networking with others in the community doing the same as you.

03-03-2004, 04:45 PM
What would they have you do, sell mowers?

03-03-2004, 04:47 PM
It would probably give you good insight on all of the equipment and maybe a discount too!

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-03-2004, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by n1alx
What would they have you do, sell mowers? Na, probably wax mowers, and stock new stuff

03-03-2004, 04:58 PM
not a bad idea Loren, I would do it if I had the chance!

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-03-2004, 05:12 PM
Maybe even do the yearly routine service on mowers that people bring in. I still have to call them up to see if they have any more employment openings. I bet cha all would like to know what Exmark has to come out with every year LOL:D.

03-03-2004, 08:09 PM
I did that last year. I got some discounts but probably not any more than any one else. It interfered with my biz too much. You will learn a lot though.

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-04-2004, 02:52 PM
Well, I filled out an application today. They guy seemed really friendly, and since they just opened March 1st this year, I think I might have a little better chance of getting in. They said they probably wouldnt be doing any Exmarks though, due to the Weingartz dealer (www.weingartz.com) is a couple miles away. But this place will be doing John Deere, Ferris, Great Dane, and maybe a few other major companies. As far as the other stuff, they do stihl mostly, however they sell pretty much anything lawn equipment related. Heres some pics of their other stores, realitevly close to what this new one looks like:

<img border="0" src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/HW_Showrm.jpg" width="500" height="351">

<img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Corunna_Showroom.jpg" width="500" height="351">

<img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Mason_Showroom.jpg" width="500" height="351">

<img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Will_Compacts.jpg" width="500" height="351">

Resized. Way too large. - - Jodi

03-04-2004, 03:11 PM
I cant really see those pictures LBP, LOL! :D

Sounds like you are excited to work there and that's all that matter's! Good Luck with your venture! ;)

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-04-2004, 05:28 PM
Yeah, Sory bout those pics, they didnt resize them on their website, and I just added a image hyperlink to the text. I didnt know they were THAT big LOL:p. Yeah, It'llbe fun to work there if I get the job, but that would mean I have to get the job first too

03-05-2004, 07:49 AM
WOW!!! MAJOR floorplan! I hope they know the business.

The Lawn Boy Pro
03-16-2004, 11:44 PM
Im thinkin that they know the bi VERY well LOL!!!