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List Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brento, Jun 3, 2000.

  1. Brento

    Brento LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I finally decided that I am going to buy a Exmark Turf Tracer HP, 48", with 17 hp Kaw. engine. However, all of the dealers within 30 miles are insistent about charging list prices. Whatever it says in the book, that is what they are charging. For this mower, they are charging $4799. Does anyone know of how I can get them to come off this price? Anyone else having the same problem?
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,879

    Our local kubota/exmark dealor will not negociate prices either. No answer as to how to make them do it either because they sell so much doing business that way. And too he sends out his beautiful daughter with the short shorts on and u forget about price anyway hehe<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Charles
  3. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    thats close to what i paid for my turf tarcer 60in<br>a bit high i think
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Unfortunately if folks are buying at that price you are SOL in getting a break.<p>I have found that, if you can wait, your best discounts are had with in-stock units after July 4, when sales of lawn equipment taper off, no dealer wants to be stuck with floor-planned inventory thru the fall and winter season.<p>Bill
  5. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I've never paid list for anything,including blades and other replacement parts.Thats the good thing about competition in FL.there is a dealership every 10 miles or so.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
  6. carlsmower

    carlsmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    brento,<br>do you ever negotiate on the price you charge your clients?? don't you think your dealer does anything to help you out?<p>----------<br>jml<br>
  7. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    Exmark contacted me last night and told me they will allow dealers to drop prices for a couple of weeks. Exmark does not allow dealers to sell for less than a specified amount, untill allowed.
  8. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Brento,<br>Bill &quot;thelawnguy&quot; has the right idea if you can wait. It is similar to auto shopping....the new models are out so the dealer fire sales the remaining stock, you may not get the electric start but you should get a deal.<p>Either way enjoy your new mower.
  9. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    grasscapeinc,<br>exmark them self called you ?<br>i find this hard to believe.<br>seeing how we dealers dont hear from them much.<br>we buy through a distributor, all dealers do that sell exmark.<br>dealers can sell for any price they would like, and at any time of the year.<br>most areas though are strong price areas, some are not.<br>dealers in some areas work with the distributor they buy from, and hold list price. this is considered illegal in some ways, but it happens none the less.<br>i could post 2000 exmark distributor to dealer price sheets here and you would be surprised to find out that we dealers are not making what you think we are.<br>just some items i thought you would find interesting.<br>later.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: mowerconsultant
  10. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    I know someone there

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