Well, as impressive as I'm sure redmax equipment is by all of the praises it receives on this forum, I'll be passing it up. There's not a dealer with 100 miles of me that has anything more than a weedeater or two in stock. I don't know why people even sign on to be dealers for a certain brand if they aren't going to stock anything. I've been trying to pick up a whole round of Redmax equipment (string trimmer, blower, edger, hedge trimmers) and the ONLY thing any dealer has in the 100 mile radius is a freakin' 23cc string trimmer. No blower, no edger, no hedge trimmers. Pretty disappointing. I'm tired of my old echo stuff, and want something better, but apparently redmax and their dealers aren't interested in selling their equipment. Of course all of the "dealers" are more than willing to order the equipment for me. So my obvious question is "when would it be here if you ordered it?" So far I'm told that I'd be waiting a minimum of two weeks. No go, I'll be mowing by then. So, I ask why they don't have anything in stock. The answer I receive from 3 of 5 dealers that I talked to is that their sales rep. hasn't been by to take orders yet and that they don't want to call in any orders because that would cost extra for shipping. Concluding point is that either the dealers are too cheap to stock anything, or the sales rep for my region needs to get off his a$$ and get some equipment in these stores. No way anyone should have to wait 2 weeks on equipment...especially not with the season being just around the corner. Anyhow, shindaiwa here I come.