In another thread we were talking about prices of blowers. We all get different deals based on where we live, how well we know our local rep., volume our company buys, etc. For instance, in that thread above, Odin paid $550 for a blower I could get for $475.00 if I bought them in bulk. So that got me thinking; what if we all teamed up and bought some of our equipment in bulk? Of course, the biggest deciding factor might be shipping costs. Certain items (blowers, trimmers, sprayers, etc.) are not too expensive to ship, while other items (mowers, trailers, etc.) are obviously way too big to ship. But on those items that are affordable to ship, what if we all teamed up and purchased them in bulk? For instance, if I had 10 guys who were willing to buy that new RedMax 8000 blower, I could get probably get them for $450.00. Assuming a shipping price of $25.00, we'd each pay only $475.00 for that blower - a savings of $75.00. We could probably buy lots of things this way via lawnsite. Heck, we could probably even create a forum for just this sort of thing. Someone starts a thread entitled, "I need a solo backpack sprayer." If another 10 people reply saying they want one or two of them also, then finally someone replies and says, "I can get those for $45 plus $15 shipping for everyone." Then another person replies with, "I can get those for $40 plus $13 shipping." etc. Pretty soon, we're all getting stuff at big discounts because we're using our collective buying power to negotiate better deals. What are your thoughts on this, guys?