Do you rent out your lights or sell them? Or both?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by DeepGreenLawn, Aug 28, 2008.

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What do you do/prefer?

  1. Rent lights to customer.

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Sell lights to customer.

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Both, rent and sell, customers choice.

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    SO, was wandering what the best way to do it is, rent or sell or both? I have read there are benefits to both, it would seem that selling is easier on your overhead... but yall tell me...

    Which do you do?

    What are the pros and cons of each?

    What would you suggest now that you are doing it and have done it for some time?

    Thanks,
     
  2. umpire

    umpire LawnSite Member
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    Hey is this your first year? I am from Cumming Ga.Most of my buisness in Alpharetta
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah, I am still looking into it... I have a chemical business, ferts and stuff... and heard this is a good way to make extra money during the winter season as we die down then. How long have you been doing it?
     
  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    why do you sell and not rent?
     
  5. umpire

    umpire LawnSite Member
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    This is my second year the first year was kindof a nightmare but hopefully I got it all straightend out for this year. Email me at umpire344@yahoo.com and I give you some more info
     
  6. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It really depends on your product line on if you want to rent or sell. It also depends on your target clients.
    I rent, and it works fine.
     
  7. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think either would be successful. There are guys using both methods around here and I think it is just how you sell and approach the customer. In the long run I think either method would work. That being said we rent.
     
  8. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow, the christmas decor folks around here sell.... how interesting....

    But he's right, both ways will work fine in the long run.
     
  9. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    what about both... as in you sell and rent? Give an option?

    I think I may be leaning to rent...
     
  10. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would pick one or the other, it will be less confusing to your customers.
     

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