Is there any way to get an Exmark suspension seat cheaper than $500?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Vibe Ray, Feb 11, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Is there any way to get an Exmark suspension seat cheaper than $500? I would consider getting it maybe if it were cheaper!
     
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258

    Vibe Ray,

    Your point on the price of the suspension seat is well taken. We have had several comments and suggestions to find a seat for less money. However, we at this time have not found a seat that is nearly this good for less money. There are not as many options out there as we would like. Do you have any suggestions we may want to look at?

    Until then, isn't your backside worth the investment?

    Seriously, we will keep looking at other options. We wish we could give you a less expensive solution.

    Regards,

    Exmark
     
  3. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    Wow thats exmark.
     
  4. Remo Sid

    Remo Sid LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 55

    How do you justify $500.00 for a seat? Are there some exotic materials involved? This is completely obsured.
     
  5. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258

    Remo,

    List price on the suspension seat has changed. It's now $569 instead of $500. It all comes down to what it cost us to buy the seat. Like all manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers we buy the seat, and we mark it up a few bucks, which justifies selling it. The seat itself is a very high quality piece and we don't buy enough volume to get a real price breaks so it's going to cost a few bucks.

    In truth if you figure how many hours you spend in the saddle in a day, week, month or year it's a drop in the bucket if it makes you more comfortable but it's not for everyone.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  6. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    $569.00 no way. I own two Lazers, and I will not spend that much for a seat. A generic seat can be purchased for 1/3 the price. So what if it does not last for several years. Buy another when it wears out.
     
  7. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    Too bad you can't do that with your back.

    That $569 is the best money you'll spend if you mow alot. Once you've mowed with that seat, it's hard to switch at ANY price.

    Kudos to eXmark for even offering different seating arrangements.
     
  8. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    I bought the suspension seat from Exmark and LOVE it. It makes a 10-14 hour day on the Lazer a much more enjoyable experience. Not to mention, after a long day you don't feel like you rode a wild bull all day. I would strongly recommend one to anyone that spends long days on their machine, especially if you have a sensitive back. It also allows you to travel faster over rough ground, which in turn increases your productivity=more $$$. The price was an issue at first, but after purchasing it and using it I feel I have justified the expense.
     
  9. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    If it works, it's worth it and more. I know truck drivers who've had to have their vertabrae fused because of bumping all day long. They don't take near the pounding that we do.
     
  10. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Well if eXmark can't get them for much cheaper we can't blame eXmark for only using quality products. I understand that to us the seat is worth that. It's just that in the back of our mind we know $569 for a SEAT sounds like a fortune. Maybe if you guys could make it standard on all lazers the you will be ordering many more from your supplier and be able to get it from them cheaper and thus not have to rasie the price of the unit by $569 and Lazers will also be that much easier to sell, cuz they got a suspension seat. I dunno....just thinkin'.
     

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