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Dealer Support?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by precisioncut, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Don't you get it if you have a piece of equip that they service? I mean, how many of you don't buy equipment from somewhere other that the dealer? I found some good deals on some stuff and was wondering what the harm is in buying it not from the dealer. If it has a warranty the dealer has to honor it(if they service that equipment). Is buying from the dealer the best way to go and why?
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    Most of the time I do buy my new equipment from the same dealer that does my service. If I buy something from somewhere else, they have always been more than willing to work on it. They know that we buy out other companies and sometimes get the equipment in the deal. You don't always buy everything new or from a local dealer.
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    My local dealers provide the support of a training bra. Therefore I buy equipment that in my estimation will be the most problem free. I also have a backup for just about everything.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I couldnt put it better. And for that reason, I buy my parts from j-thomas online. Dealers are good for nothing, and over priced on parts.
  5. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 285

    My Toro dealer in Durham has backed what he sells from day one. The only reason I bough the Walker from some one else is because he did not sell Walkers and I wanted one. The dealer in Burlington has a good rep. He is a member of the Almance county landscapers assoc. You might pay a little more but shop around for a dealer with go service it will pay off.

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