Echo at HomeDepot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by larryinalabama, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is the Echo stuff at home the same as the dealers sell???

    I wouold go to a dealer but all of them in my aera have went out of business.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was just at my dealer and they confirmed all the models 230 and larger are the same. Prices are about 5% lower too. However nothing replaces a good dealer when a problem arises so 5% is not worth it to me. I bet a good dealer that you regularly buy from will price match.
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  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    The closest dealer I have is a 50 minute drive.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    My dealer is convenient to my house but not my shop. Still worth it over the loust Stihl dealer I have. I also haven't needed to take a piece in either in two years.
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  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    what about smaller stuff
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dealers generally don't carry the 225 series.
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  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think my dealer does.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I said generally. What is your question. HD has 225 on the shelf. Nobody in back to fix it or get parts though.
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  9. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would buy at HD, but learn how to fix and maintain your own equipment.UP here, the commercial use warranty is only ninety days any-ways.

    I bought a mower at HD about sixteen years ago. It had a recurring problem with an engage mechanism. HD sends out their repairs to a dealer. I waited 2.5 months for a five dollar part to be put on, just so the warranty wasn't voided.

    Calculate the lost time and loss of equipment to your business.

    Is your time better spent fixing your own problems, and maybe driving an hour to get the right part? Or spending the money to just have a dealer fix the problem any-ways?

    So, I would buy from HD because of the price. I don't rely on them to repair any-thing.
     
  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    it was. thanks
     

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