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Paid less than last year + fert/Merit

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    I just ordered fertilizer w/Merit. 21-0-8 (50% slow release) with .20 Merit. My cost was well over a dollar LESS than last year, and it is the genuine deal.....Bayer - not generic. On top of that, rebates might also be offered at a later date. Thought some of you might find this interesting. How does $32 sound?:usflag::canadaflag:
  2. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    How much of your price break was based on your order size ( Huge). $32 sounds like a very sweet price.
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Yep, the new Lesco favors the big volume customers. More volume, lower profit margins. They apparently aren't interested in the high profit low volume customers. Time will tell how that works out.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,206

    The low price of generics has forced Bayer to lower its price also--I suspect. Lucky break for us. Also, Arena and, that other new grub product, whose name I don't remember, are adding competition--thiomethoxam or something like that. Sweet price for Merit. You are a determined power shopper, Larry.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Acelepryn is the new one, anyway now that Bayer doesn't own the rights solely anymore to Merit/Imoclopirid, alot of generics have come about, the one thing you really need watch for with true generics is Backing, Bayer will still back it's products you purchase with the Lesco or Andersons,Lebanon label and so on but if you buy a true Chinese generic you are also getting no backing, now for the extra couple bucks a bag it's definitly worth them throwing free Dylox at you if you get breahthrough, and the help you recieve from your'e regional Bayer Rep, they will even deal with big customer issues if need be. like a couple of you said you paid less this year for your grub control product, and you should have everyone should be no matter what your volume, the point I'm making is if you havn't paid less each year the last two seasons, then your not being informed properly by your Rep and they are increasing thier margin on you, so do yourself a favor and get a few prices on similar combo products from a few vendors. It only costs a couple dollars to make a 50# bag of Merit and Thats the truth.
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Turf Geek

    Sorry to tell you Bayer is no longer honoring Merit Grub control here in Florida.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    No need to be sorry, Just do some research first, Call Greg Pagano, He is the Bayer Market specialist for The state of Florida, 941-708-3166 you will find you are:hammerhead: very wrong
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    I ordered six tons, so it's not like it was a truckload or anything. I was pleasantly surprised at the price and the fact that it is a 50% slow release product. I figure I lucked out on this one.
  9. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    Good comeback Geek. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  10. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 420

    Not bad, I believe we are at $37.00.

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