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Dealer gives 90 days to pay

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by desert rose gardening, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I had to buy a new articulating hedger today, the gal behind the counter said I can give her 30% down and then have 90 days to pay it off. It was only $400.00 bucks so I just gave her the money and left. I was wondering if this is a common practice with your dealer?
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Hmm Never heard of such a thing. I think when buying equipment less then $500 most would just pay cash...
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I've had them give 30 days but never 90.
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I agree, I would have just paid for it and took off.

    But mabey the dealer is trying to get more people to buy equipment.
    I know that many times at the beginning of the season, it would have been nice to get a trimmer with 90 day pay... :) :waving:
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Never had 90 day. we pay everything net 30. :)
  6. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    my dealer has no interest and no payments for 90
  7. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Sounds like Im lucky for them to offer 90 days to pay. I have bought my mowers that way in the past from them.
  8. greenwithenvylandscape

    greenwithenvylandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    My dealer always gives 30 days and I use all thirty all the time. If you can buy a $500 item and keep $350 for 90 days I would do it. Better in my pocket than theirs.
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    When I bought my spray tank from Lesco I was given 6 months to pay.....same with my Lesco leaf vac.
  10. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Posts: 365

    The JD dealer that I go to has been asking if I want to put most of my purchases on my account. So far I just pay for it then. They also let my father take his $600.00 push mower home and bring back a check when he was in the neighborhood the next time. Can't beat that!!

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