I've been shopping for the past week for a commercial walk-behind mower. After kicking lots of tires and reading several brochures, I've pretty much decided on a Scag 48" with the Kawasaki twin 15hp. There are 2 Scag dealers in my immediate area. The closest is about 3.5 miles from my home, while the other is around 35 miles away. Yesterday the closest dealer to my home quoted me a price of $2995 for the mower, $259 for the velke, and after the tax was added in the total was $3500 and some change. Before I left I filled out a credit app. for the amount I had to finance after my down payment, then I asked him if that was their rock bottom figure. He said yes and then said I will get in touch with you tomorrow when i hear back from the loan company. Well he called today and said I was approved. I said great, but I called Mayo garden center (the Scag dealer 35 miles away) and he quoted me a price of $2895 for the same exact mower...would you be willing to match that price? He says i kind of a smart alleck voice , " uhhhhh....nope we can't do that....those guys aren't making any money off that sale" "plus if you feel like you wanna drive all that way to save $100....plus drive all the way there for service, that is entirely up to you." I said well I'll think about it another day or so then i may be in to see you thursday or friday. He said alrighty and we hung up. From what I gather, they don't sound like they really want to make a sale off of me, so I have half a mind to say the hell with them and drive to Knoxville and buy from those folks. I have a hard time believing he can't work with me a little more on price, plus it sounds like he is gonna refuse me service there if I need it. What do you guys think about this?