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Old 07-09-2002, 11:06 PM
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Let's see..

A bunch of broken machinery and NO non-compete clause... hmmmm

Worthless?
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:42 PM
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10 junk mowers - $200
7 push blowers - $35
Lots of misc stuff - $20
The feeling when walking away - priceless
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:47 PM
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Thank you everyone for this very good advice. I shall definatley be following it.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:34 PM
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WALK AWAY.....AND NEVER LOOK BACK.
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Old 07-14-2002, 01:17 PM
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I would have to agree with every body on this one. When reading the first post I thought a little high but not too bad. After reading your second post about how the equip was trashed and he would not sign a non compeat clause, my thought was to RUN away. Let some body else have the head ache.
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Old 07-14-2002, 03:04 PM
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My biggest concern with buying a landscaping bus. is that there is NO Gaurantee. I have been approached several times, and I still have not figured out a way to create a safe and secure transaction. All agreements(contracts) that I have seen or used have a 30 day termination clause(either party). In your case you would need to secure the investment with a 36 month agreement and no termination clause. It will never happen. Too many risks involved
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Old 07-16-2002, 11:44 PM
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If you are willing to go into debt, why not buy new equipment?

Let someone else buy the business & then pick up the accounts when they can't do them because their equipment is down.

In the meantime you can go pitch the accounts your buddy has already lost for other reasons.
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Old 07-17-2002, 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by Lanelle
Not much. The cost and aggravation of fixing his junk would take out a big chunk. The fact that he won't sign a noncompete makes his accounts nearly worthless.....Need I go on?
Damn I get to quote Lanelle!!!!!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

BTW I heard the word "walk" to may times, I think they should stress the word "RUN"!!!!!!!!!!!
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