Originally Posted by tamadrummer
If most people knew the mark up on this equipment they would rethink the idea that the dealer is getting rich selling it.
I have become friends with my dealer and he showed me the price he pays just to get the equipment in. He is making a whopping $15 on an FS-55 and a max of $80 on a BR-600
Not too much money when you think that Stihl is also charging them shipping on equipment sent to the store. Echo does not and I am not too sure about other brands but Stihl charges for everything they do!
Echo send promo material: i.e. Hats and Tee-shirts for free... Stihl makes the dealer buy an entire case and charges them $6 a piece to get them.
Dealers are not killing it on this stuff, it is the service afterwards that helps keep them going and buying from a competitor is a kick in the teeth to them.
Aimen!!!!!! Finally someone who knows the truth. Thanks!!!
Stihl does give promo material too though. They'll send free hats and even help out and set up at shows and open house.
Derek's (Me) Personal Equipment
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STIHL HS 45 18" (2008)
STIHL FS 80R (2001)
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YARD BOSS EQUIPPED W/
EDGER ATTACHMENT/AERATOR/WEIGHT KIT/TILLER
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