Maybe my expectations are too high, but shouldn't any dealer be glad to sell me parts or service my Mini regardless of where I bought it. Local guy gave me a hard time for buying a trailer hitch from him instead of where I bought it from. I can imagine what I'm going to go thru when I need service. It's not like I didn't go to him first, but he wouldn't take my JD as trade and I told him I didn't want to mess with selling it privately. Turns out the place I bought it from gave me a slightly better deal but that wasn't why I went shopping elsewhere. Don't these dealers get paid buy Hustler for warranty work and don't they make money on parts 'sales? I'm sure he'd work on it, but judging from his attitude when I bought the hitch, I'd probably be waiting 3 weeks.