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Are These Prices Correct?

Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by Fooltergeist, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Fooltergeist

    Fooltergeist LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I read from one of the posts here that Russo Power Equipment in Chicago is a good online dealer. Their internet sales site appears to be down so I called them and was pleasantly surprised how comptetitive their pricing is.

    For example, their TBC-2501 is going for $229, while their TBC-230 is selling at $189. I originally just wanted a homeowner model but with these fantastically low prices, I guess I'll go for the commercial unit. I have to trim a steep hill with tall grass and some tree-like saplings with 1/8" to 1/4" diameter trunks. I am in VA and shipping was quoted at $15-$20. Not bad at all.

    So my questions are:

    (1) My budget being not-to-exceed $300, which model should I go for?
    (2) Are these brand-new units and not refurbished, and how can they sell them for so low?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,018

    Those prices are most likely correct. They can sell them that cheap because they buy more than anyone else around.

    However I would suggest paying a little more at a local dealer since you will probably get better service in the future. Although with Tanaka stuff...there isnt much service to be done to them ;)
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    Russo is a huge online dealer. Check Ebay, hes got a lot of stuff put up for sale! Don't kknow much about tanaka so I cant help you there though.
     
  4. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Posts: 1,084

    Hi,
    1. I would go with the TBC-2501 or TBC-250PF
    2. Yes, they are new products. Russo is one of our POWERSELLERS - they buy at the best dealer price category.

    -MW
     

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