Originally Posted by Pro-Scapes
yes you should have a bit of bargaining room but rememeber this. If that dealer is absolutly outstanding to you and will drop everything to get you in fast if you have a problem mid season then I would definatly pay the extra few hundred for this svc.
That said I am still torn between the Scag and Toro units. Still waiting to ride the scag
I hear this a lot. But I'm wondering how a dealer can "drop everything to get you in fast" if he sold the exact same mowers to others at the same price? Isn't everyone then on the same "top of the line" status? Does he stop fixing your mower when another customer with a commercial mower comes in? My experience is that the biggest customers probably get the fastest service, but that someone buying a mower or two will have to wait a little, and that often parts availability is what one waits on anyway. For this reason I'd suggest buying at $500 cheaper and applying that to a workable used backup machine. All this assumes the other cheaper priced dealer isn't a mess.
It reminds me of the system they have at Universal Studios. "Front of the line access". The problem is, they give or sell that front line access to about 20,000 people a day. With 30,000 people in the parks it isn't all its cracked up to be sometimes.