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Old 02-26-2009, 07:03 PM
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Buy Echo trimmer from Home Depot?

I know Home Depot doesn't service anything and a lot of their machines are crap, but I looked at an Echo Pro trimmer there for $279. I really liked the feel and design of it. Very well put together or it seemed to be. Should I avoid buying it since it's from Home Depot? It's the only place in town I can find that trimmer.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:05 PM
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i bought a echo srm 230 trimmer from there about 3 years ago and it is still runnig like new
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:11 PM
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I personally would buy it from home depot only because my dealer sells it at the same price and it builds a working relationship with him. would home depot take a part off a floor model to get you up and running if that what it took? I doubt it but the dealer that you buy most of your equipment from will.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:28 PM
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I wouldn't feel bad about buying one from home depot, but if there is a dealer around I would buy it from them. Echo makes a great product, you won't be disapointed.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:37 PM
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home depot doesn't appreciate you business like your small local dealer would.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:53 PM
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the problem with the Echo equipment sold at the hope depot is not the quality...IT'S THE WARRANTY SERVICE.

If it breaks within warranty..count on a good month without the unit while it get's fixed somewhere.

These kinds of things just don't happen with the local dealers.
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the problem with the Echo equipment sold at the hope depot is not the quality...IT'S THE WARRANTY SERVICE. ...
Yeah, ECHO is a good machine but it's the service if you need it repaired !!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:44 PM
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home depot doesn't appreciate you business like your small local dealer would.
Exactly! But just for the record... there is no difference in the product. Ive had to buy Echo trimmer heads on a Sunday and no dealer was open so up to Home Depot I went and found them for a few bucks cheaper. Typically saving only a few bucks wouldn't prevent me from buying it at my dealer but it was just a bonus that day.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:19 PM
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Echo is alright..how many cc's are those? I personally would buy from a local dealer instead of home depot anyday, and spend the extra 50 n get a Shindaiwa thats gonna last forever
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:18 AM
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Certain handhelds sold at Home Depot are the actual commercial models. Lowe's is more homeowner grade, Home Depot is more commercial grade.
No truth to that statement at all. Both of them carry home owner grade trimmers.

And no, I don't consider an Echo SRM230 a true commercial model.

SRM 265's and up.
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