Hustler Z or Bobcat Procat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hawkeye, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Before you go on line and buy make sure the local dealer will honor the warranty. Some guys around here learned the hardway.
     
  2. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can't wait till Federal Law changes tax charges for out of state purchases. To discourage this type of selling.
     
  3. jmullins6987

    jmullins6987 LawnSite Member
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    what you do like saving money? saving the sales tax could save you hundreds of dollars.:hammerhead:
     
  4. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane LawnSite Member
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    And to which state should the federal government award the plunderment? The sourced or the received? That's something to wish for: the federal government discouraging commerce.
     
  5. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are better off supporting your local dealer there will be a time when you need them.
     
  6. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
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    I mean like for instance a customer living in SC orders a generator from Ohio he pays no sales tax to either state. I wish that customer should have to pay sales tax to SC and the seller should be responsible for paying the taxes forward and if not, well that's what the IRS is for.
     
  7. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
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    As a dealer online sales hurt dealers. Although a dealer may be able to match any online price by the time the sales tax is added they can no longer be competitive. Its very fustrating.
     
  8. jmullins6987

    jmullins6987 LawnSite Member
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    It's sad to say but no a day's it's whoevers price is the lowest wins. Im here to stay in buisness and if that means selling to outside my state customers and not having them have to pay sales tax then that's what will keep my doors open. Today it's survial of the fittest!
     
  9. djfanintn

    djfanintn LawnSite Member
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    i would have a hard time with this. no matter where I purchased a new mower it has a warranty from the company. I would think a dealer MUST stand behind a warranty no matter where the mower comes from.

    if you purchase a Ford or whatever truck can you only take it to the Ford dealer where you purchased the vehicle? of course not. you can take it to any Ford dealer and they will honor the warranty.

    if I was in that situation, and said dealer turned me down because I didn't purchase the mower from him and it needed warranty work, he wouldn't like my response. He would find his dealership on any local news channel and newspaper that would hear my story (and the local guys eat this stuff up).

    #2 I'd be on the phone pronto with the manufacture voicing my displeasure with them and going straight up the chain.

    #3 the BBB would be getting involved as well.
     
  10. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did not say they did not get the warranties done. They did in fact it just took a couple of months to get there machines back.
     

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