Buy Echo trimmer from Home Depot?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. zmelli

    zmelli LawnSite Member
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    Kicking myself right now, A local outlet center where I live is selling Husky 324ldx trimmers NEW in BOX for $169.00! They have a whole palet full of them Wow I could have grabbed two for what I just paid for my Dolmar.
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I work on most of my own equipment but there are times when I'm too damn busy to work on my equipment so I bring it to the dealer to fix it. There are times when it makes sense for me to just get it fixed at the shop. I can sharpen my own chain saws too, but when I'm in hurricane cleanup mode in the middle of leaf cleanups I've got better things to do than sharpening chains.
     
  3. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
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    I have 4 speed feed echo universal heads for sale (ebay) You stick the pieces of line in ... 15 each, if someone wants them 4 for $50 plus a used one and a pack of line.... Let me know David
     
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Good luck trying to give them away.
     
  5. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
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    good for people that can wind a head...?:usflag:
     
  6. zmelli

    zmelli LawnSite Member
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    The corporations are taking all the business from the small guy, this should be the only reason not to buy from Home Depot. Try to support small business unless your local guy is a greedy crook.
     
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    While I agree with this, I shopped around on some parts for my mower and found the parts cheaper elsewhere then the dealer wanted to sell them for. I needed to replace the rear tires and asked what the oem tires would run me. He said $135 each plus mounting. I checked with a local tire shop a mile from me and they wanted $200 mounted out the door for a pair of the exact same tire, brand and all.

    In all fairness to the big box stores, they have the money to buy in huge quantity compared to the small guy. It's hard to blame them when they are offering the consumer the same product at a less expensive price. Isn't that what we all want? You can't tell me that any one of the members on here would turn down the opportunity to make more money because we could get products to the consumer in larger quantity. Anyone that wants to stay small (me included) can't complain about big box stores taking over.
     
  8. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was thinking the same thing. Why waste the money on e-bay trying to sell them.
     
  9. zmelli

    zmelli LawnSite Member
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    Here is another problem, If the manufacturer offers the same wholesale price to the little guy the Big box store will threaten to stop buying from the manufacturer. Toys-r-us uses this strategy to take out the competition.
     

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