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Old 11-07-2012, 04:33 PM
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Echo at HomeDepot

Is the Echo stuff at home the same as the dealers sell???

I wouold go to a dealer but all of them in my aera have went out of business.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:43 PM
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I was just at my dealer and they confirmed all the models 230 and larger are the same. Prices are about 5% lower too. However nothing replaces a good dealer when a problem arises so 5% is not worth it to me. I bet a good dealer that you regularly buy from will price match.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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The closest dealer I have is a 50 minute drive.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:57 PM
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My dealer is convenient to my house but not my shop. Still worth it over the loust Stihl dealer I have. I also haven't needed to take a piece in either in two years.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:05 PM
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I was just at my dealer and they confirmed all the models 230 and larger are the same. Prices are about 5% lower too. However nothing replaces a good dealer when a problem arises so 5% is not worth it to me. I bet a good dealer that you regularly buy from will price match.
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what about smaller stuff
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:07 PM
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what about smaller stuff
Dealers generally don't carry the 225 series.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:20 PM
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Dealers generally don't carry the 225 series.
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I think my dealer does.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:24 PM
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I said generally. What is your question. HD has 225 on the shelf. Nobody in back to fix it or get parts though.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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I would buy at HD, but learn how to fix and maintain your own equipment.UP here, the commercial use warranty is only ninety days any-ways.

I bought a mower at HD about sixteen years ago. It had a recurring problem with an engage mechanism. HD sends out their repairs to a dealer. I waited 2.5 months for a five dollar part to be put on, just so the warranty wasn't voided.

Calculate the lost time and loss of equipment to your business.

Is your time better spent fixing your own problems, and maybe driving an hour to get the right part? Or spending the money to just have a dealer fix the problem any-ways?

So, I would buy from HD because of the price. I don't rely on them to repair any-thing.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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I said generally. What is your question. HD has 225 on the shelf. Nobody in back to fix it or get parts though.
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it was. thanks
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Toro:single stage snow thrower

I Like Shindaiwa and Kawasaki more than Stihl, with the exception of handheld blowers. Think Scag and Snapper mowers are the best. Just My .02.


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