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Old 09-05-2012, 07:31 AM
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Its not that simple...Dboyd...there are a lot of good equipment lines out there that you will not see at your local dealer...The dealers have to make money..
To carry an equipment line is an expensive gamble..Once the trimmers and stuff show up at the dealer..they own them and have to pay for them whether they sell them or not...and they usually have to buy 50 to 100 units and a mandatory parts inventory...The inventory is the profit killer as they don't let you pick what you want to stock..they usually load you up with slow moving parts so they can get the stuff out of their warehouse.
The other deterrant is that taking on another equipment line may void your dealer agreement with Stihl and others..They don't want any competition..
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