demos

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by splatz100, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    how exactly do demos work?
     
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    Depends on what you're talking about, machinery, software, what?
     
  3. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    like demoing a lawnmower
     
  4. zpoore

    zpoore LawnSite Member
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    is it free to demo a mower?
     
  5. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    thats what i want to know also


    i have no clue
     
  6. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    I've never heard of anyone charging to demo a mower. It really depends on the dealer. In one case I was in the salesman offered to let us try out some Marayama Backpack blowers for a week and all he wanted was a simple form filled out. We didn't demo the blowers because we already knew what we wanted but he offered. If they want to make the sale they will do what they need within reason to to get you to become a regular customer. I never demoed a mower, I'd rent a used one first instead so I could get a better feel of what they are like after some good wear and tear.IMO
     
  7. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Hustler/Gravely dealer who lets you demo free. There are a couple of other dealers who offer demo's w/ a fee that is applied to the purchase price if you decide to buy their product. I asked one of the dealers that charges a fee why he did that, he said that it gets rid of the "Tire Kickers".
     
  8. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of fee are we talking?
     
  9. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The dealer wanted $150 to demo his ZTR.
     
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    I can see trying to get rid of "the tire kickers", but $150 seems a bit rediculous.
    We just demoed 2 72" mowers in the past week and a half, both were free.
    Granted they know we own equipment already so there is some "sales" incentive.............
     

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