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Old 05-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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Legitimate commercial brands.

I will begin selling my newsletter to the outdoor trades. Part of the business includes making power equipment available to contractors.

A distributor is trying to convince me that Echo and Karcher are brands which landscapers and others regard as acceptible for regular business use at residential accounts. Can anyone comment. If you can, could you rate these brands on a 1-10 scale? 10 being the best.

Also, at what discount would I have to price at for power equipment to get the trade's attention? Do they normally get a trade discount at Granger or Home Depot? Or other suppliers? I am thinking if a contractor buys machinery at discount from me, his savings would pay for a big chunk of the newsletter subscription price.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:04 PM
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Never heard of karcher
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:14 PM
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me neither.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:03 PM
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I've never heard of karcher either but we use echo everyday. I'd give them an8
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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Looked them up. Looks more like floor cleaning equipment than lawn stuff. It like comparing apples and steaks
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:20 PM
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I think I seen a Karcher pressure washer in Sam's Club!!! I run echo every day for the past 5 years very happy with them. I'd give them an 8 as well.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:25 PM
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Echo 6 never heard if karcher..
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:19 PM
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Question: Do you guys get discounts on machinery - anywhere? What disct amt?
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:13 PM
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For professional power equipment, I go to my dealer. I don't mail order it because if there is a problem, I am taking it them. I like to have a relationship with my dealers. I run echo stihl, husqvarna and exmark. I like them all, and I'm not stuck on one brand or the other. I don't get "discounts" but I do get service when I need it whether its parts in a hurry, or a loaner while mine is in the shop.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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When I buy multiple I get discounts. Decent ones too on larger pieces. On handhelds of not much, but it all helps
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