Meg Mo price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KathysLGC, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I read the posts and checked out the site. I was thinking about trying them on my Ferris but dam that price is killing me! I sat back and thought if I paid close to $200 for my Velke I could pay close to $200 for blades but then i thought, what beinfit am I gonna get? The Velke gives me more speed and being 5'10 and 160lbs i don't want to do any cardio (I'll disappear!). The Velke also keeps my boots from getting muddy, and I don't have to worry about stepping in dog poop either.

    I run doubles with high lifts on bottom and gators on top. I have my blades as high in the deck as they can go and the deck low enough to give me a 3.5" cut. Even with a 14HP kawi on my Ferris my cut is awsome. I get no clumps of grass. I used to get asked if I baged my clippings. My Ferris stipes very good too.

    Now as far as the Meg Mo. What would I be paying for? $180 for the same blades I already have? Looking at the design I can't see how there is more then $5. worth of material and maybe $5. worth of labor per disk. I would love to try them but i honestly can't afford them. Sad to say I'll wait till some one makes a copy of the set up.

    Meg Mo your product is very interesting and from what I've read from the people who HAVE them, they all love them. But there are alot of us who are small Co.s or just starting out and we look at everything to give us more for less. I honestly think if your blades where more affordable you would make up the difference is volume. This is tuff competition and it wont be long before some one comes out with a knock off version of your set up. Take Velke for instance....... How many name brands are there..... But I still went out and got a velke because I feel there is at least $40. worth of material plus labor and the knock offs aren't that much cheaper.

    Don't get me wrong no matter how low the price of something we always want it cheaper but at least make it fell like your getting what you pay for.

    Sorry if this post looks to have no point I just hate to see something simple with so potential be so exspensive.
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LOL....How long you willing to wait? They have been on the market for at least 10 years already.
     
  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ?!?!?!?!?! Get out and there still that much!!!!!!!!!! Damb that makes me want to copy them!!! lol just kidding. Wow I'm really surprised no one has made a different version.
    I just read about them last week on this site. For being 10 years old you would think every one would know about them like gator blades.....
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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  5. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    Gator blades have been out for about 20 years now and I hope MEG MO is as well know in15 yr.
     
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    Sounds just like the customers everyone on this site allways complains about.
     
  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL isn't it true!
    I just can't get over the price. Even gator blades are only a few dollars more then regular blades!
     
  8. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    There are many costs involved in bringing a product to the market. Testing and certification costs alot of money. Many people copy products or think about copying products for their own use. They look at a product and only see the product, not what's involved in actually manufacturing, marketing, administrative etc. etc.. A product that is very simple and does not pose a danger is one thing, but lawnmower blades are not so easy.
     

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