new toy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Five Star Lawn Care LLC, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,005

    went to Home Depot to rent a bed edger and ended up buying it....its a 2 yr old ez-trench bedscaper....i picked it up for $600 bucks if you can belive it....

    the guy there said they maybe rented it out 5 times in the past 2 was a great deal for me b/c the first job i did with it was an $800 it made its money back in one thats one hell of a profit return...

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  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Looks nice, great find!
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    nice machine.......................
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    I just purchased a new one like that. It does a great job.
  5. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    GOD why cant i find deals like that that thing dosent have a scratch on it
  6. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    How do you like the Gator Rator?
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    My friend went to Home Depot to rent a Vermeer 625 chipper. He needed one for a job. He priced new ones at $10,000. Home Depot sold him theirs for $4,000. It had new belts and knives. The machine had 400 hours on the meter, but most of those hours are probably idling time.
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Keep an eye on those Home Depot deals. A guy in the construction business a couple years ago just happened to be going in there when they had 3 of their Bluebird aerators for sale......$225 each. He bought all 3 of of them. Started calling LOC's out of the YP (me being one of them) and was selling them for $450. I bought it and wished I would have bought the other one he had left.

    CHAINSAW13 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Great find! I got my bluebird dethatcher a few years ago from a local rental place. When I went to rent it the guy pulled me aside and offered to sell it to me for $750.00. and told me that I was the only one that ever rented it. I asked to see their records and he showed me the records for both of their dethatchers. I had rented one of them twice and the other one I had rented 6 times. So I bought the one I had used the least. I wish I had bought both of them! I love a good find. Try checking yard sales and such they're always good for a deal or a good laugh!
  10. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 234

    hey five star looks like a great deal if you could post a before edge and after never really seen any of these in use yet.thanks

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