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Old 02-28-2014, 02:10 PM
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I'm assuming it'll be "in-store delivery only".
I don't know. Like I said, they were shipping "The Beast" right to the HO's house and dropping it off.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:17 PM
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I don't know. Like I said, they were shipping "The Beast" right to the HO's house and dropping it off.
It's possible.

But, I've purchased, online, quite a lot that was "in-store delivery only", from a variety of brick and mortar retailers. It could go either way. But, I really don't see Excel taking the risk.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:22 PM
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If they are smart, they'll do it like Deere does, and find a dealer to take delivery of them machines from the factory, set them up correctly, then deliver them to the various stores that will be selling them in the area.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:18 PM
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Yeah...you don't know much about how the world works for a dealer. Or what happens with brands that go BB. I don't have time to type it all either.

Saber, I have $50,000 in stock on a truck right now...reckon I'm commited. I am going to be having words with the rep who said nothing and can't have not known about it.
Before you signed on as a dealer didn't you ask what the size of your area is and who was going to be your competing dealers?
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:40 AM
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Before you signed on as a dealer didn't you ask what the size of your area is and who was going to be your competing dealers?
That's pretty null and void if:

1- The salesman didn't inform them.

2- It wasn't an issue when they signed on because it wasn't a final decision yet..
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:17 AM
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Guys I never imagined HD for certain . However I remember a few years back when I first seen a hustler , in Sam's it was there 2 seasons sitting as everyone exited the store. I assumed they were still selling them there.
( Sam's is 40iles away, haven't been, didn't know they ever stopped selling)
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:59 AM
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Sorry to hear your Hustler rep stuck it to you. Maybe you will get lucky and will end up being the guy who gets to uncrate them and set them up for the BB stores.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:26 AM
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Sorry to hear your Hustler rep stuck it to you. Maybe you will get lucky and will end up being the guy who gets to uncrate them and set them up for the BB stores.
And how does this help him at all with the $50,000 of stock and upcoming interest on said stock he has coming in?
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:41 PM
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:34 PM
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He got hosed, and that's not right. I'm all for doing business the honest way. I have no problem with the big boxes selling the product, short of an exclusivity contract. But to not tell other dealers when taking their orders is a breach of trust.

I was talking with a salesman at the local dealer when HD started selling JD. The dealer sold about 90% JD and 10% exmark The dealer was furious with Deere because he'd been the exclusive seller for decades. But in the back of my mind I was thinking that the dealer was selling competing products, so he really doesn't have a big beef with Deere for selling in competing stores. Now the dealership emphasizes exmark.
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