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how would this make you feel.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Downunder Bob, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Downunder Bob

    Downunder Bob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    On the 9th of August I placed an order for a mini-z thru my dealer. I was told it would take between 10 and 12 weeks as thats how long organizing and freight takes from the US to Australia. On the 24th I was notified by the importer {also a dealer} that everything is in order and that my mower will leave the US in or around the first week of September arriving around the first week in November.Well the container arrived this week but no mini-z.
    In the meantime I had sold my old mower and organised work with a contractor for the new mower.The importer is now saying it may take another 10 to twelve weeks for another one to arrive. I have asked both the dealer and the importer for a loan mower till mine arrives, both said they haven't got any second hand machines available.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Man, that is terrible. You have learned a valuable lesson though. Like we say here in the States, don't count your chickens till the eggs hatch. In other words you shouldn't have sold your old mower until you had at least 100 hours on the new one.
  3. Moe Fish

    Moe Fish LawnSite Member
    from Fla
    Posts: 72

    Is the mini-z so much better than what you could find local that you would wait 12 weeks for it to come from the otherside of the world? WOW
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    I put some pressure on the dealer to help you out. Do they have any demo's???
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Where abouts are you in QLD Bob? If your anywhere near the Gold Coast, I saw a mini or the super mini or what ever it is at Karls Mowers on the Gold Coast.

    You could also check... I hope your not talking about these guys!

  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    That is some terrible news. I would get highly upset as you must have had a contract with the dealer for the new mower. Did the contract have a date of when the new mower was going to come in?

  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    That Stinks

    I hope that you are not getting ripped off. I remember a similar story where the guy never got his mower. Have you paid anything?

    Hope it works out.
  8. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Start this thread again on the Hustler forum. Maybe they can help you get one quicker or maybe tell you the closest dealer to you that has one. Did the empty container mower come directly from the Hustler factory? Maybe it got stolen out of the box before it got to you.
  9. Downunder Bob

    Downunder Bob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I appreciate the concern. Now I find that my mower was replaced with the new diesel Hustler.
    I just wish I could get a loan machine to get me thru till mine comes.
  10. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    Who are you dealing through, Chris @ Hewlett Eqipt, Brissy?

    Did you pay a deposit?

    Has your machine left America yet?

    Can you cancel the order and purchase a Super Z?

    Have you checked out the New Toro Z500 models and 400 models?

    Loaner mowers...souunds like crap, they should of done something, afterall it is their end that let you down.

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