And the DUMP keeps going

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HarryD, May 7, 2003.

  1. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They must be something wrong or they just can't sell them.
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I e-mailed the seller on ebay. Here's what I got back. (my original e-mail is at the bottom):

    Thank you for your interest in the Wright Sentars.

    These are 2001 and 2002 models, see each listing description for model
    year. They were all demos or stored outside at dealers in various
    places throughout the US. We are selling on eBay to facilitate the separate
    sales at authorized dealers of brand new 2003 units at much higher
    prices. The units are dealer or distributor demos or in the case of the
    units with hardly any hours there is some sun-faded paint from showing
    out-of-doors. If there are more than 20 hours a regular maintenance has
    been performed oil has been changed and blades sharpened.

    Some of the mowers have over 100 hrs. because some dealers use the same
    machine all the time to do their demonstrating and sell their new ones
    instead of turning over their demos.
    There were some problems with hydro overheating on about 10% of the
    models produced between 2001 and 2002 without oil coolers, especially in
    southern states on hot days on long, steep hills with heavy riders. This
    problem was eliminated by the oil cooler upgrade that was added in
    production to the 2003 models and they have them as standard equipment.
    These particular units were not necessarily returned with this problem,
    but all have been upgraded with the coolers to prevent any problem with
    Usually it was the dealer or distributor wanted to help obtaining newer
    demos of the current model year and they and Wright recognized that
    there would be some disadvantages to keeping the older models in their
    show rooms for the Spring rush. Sometimes their were dealer or distributor
    cancellations and under those agreements we normally buy back all of
    the dealers demos.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.



    Note: The following is for your information and will not affect the
    sale of the unit to you if you win the auction. Wright has arrangements
    with its regional distributors throughout the USA to facilitate the
    selling of used/demo mowers that it obtains into other distributors'
    territories wherever there is a demand for them. In the event you win the
    auction the factory will notify the distributor that covers your region of
    the sales price, the serial and model number. In turn that distributor
    will notify the dealer nearest you. The factory and the distributor
    will then give that dealer a modest commission as a token of good-will
    throughout Wright's extensive dealer network.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: []
    Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 8:03 PM
    To: William Wright
    Subject: Question for seller -- Item #2320788045

    Alright, what's the deal with these mowers? ;-)
    Why so many? Why so low $? Were these recalled for some common
    A lot of guys talking about them, some rumors flying around.
    Was hoping to get some facts.
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't think many people will touch these as pointed out on the last post on these mowersÂ…." but I will personally handle all claims for this warranty."

  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Not sure I follow? They are all being sold. Usually in the low to mid $4 grand range.
    They've sold 20 (or was it 22?) already, and now there's another 10-12 up there, that will be gone when the aucton ends in about 4 days.
  6. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you heard that from Bill Wright, the man behind Wright Mfg., would you not be confident? I would be quite satisfied.
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    someone was "touching them". Some of them were up over $5,000 when I checked, but the price usually skyrockets near the end of the auction. Certainly no fire sale prices there.

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