Parts on E-bay

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by larryinalabama, May 29, 2008.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    This year my dealer poed me off so Ive started to look for alternative part sorces. Im supprised how many parts are avaible on E-bay. Heres the deals I missed 8hp Honda carburator dealer 72$ E-bay 38$ gas tank dealer 75$ Ebay 40 $. I paid twice as much for the same parts and waited 6 weeks for the dealer to get them. Ok heres the deals I scored on Ninga blade for 21" Snapper dealer 50$ Ebay 28$ for 2 baldes. Husquvarna spindle dealer 90$ Ebay 38$. @ belts and drive ring for 21Snapper dealer 42$ Ebay 17$. So buying off Ebay has saved me over 100$ and all the stuff comes within 3 days.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Watch how excited you get thou, sooner or later you'll need your dealer again :p
    I speak from experience, get your parts no problem, but it might pay not to assume you can do without dealer support.

    Because it's bad if you have to go crawling back to them lol
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I hear what your saying, and I wouldnt have persued other avenues, but the local dealer has an attitude. So I decided to look elsware for parts and found that for years Ive been paying double of what I could have been paying.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh I do the same thing, started about 2 years ago.
    And for the same reasons lol

    Just don't let on at your dealer's, what I learned.
    Let them figure it out, so to speak, but leave it alone.

    I also use Harbor Freight Tools for a LOT of things,
    that place has saved my business in ways, with
    the cost of living what it is.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Topsites now that I think of it mabey the dealer is getting his parts off ebay.
     
  6. stevepk

    stevepk LawnSite Member
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    You have to watch Ebay also. I've found things cheaper on other online stores.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    As I told you yesterday I am fed up with my dealer. After he told me to get out of his ******* store I am not sure what to do now. Maybe I should open my own dealer and put him out of business.
     
  8. Ridin' Around

    Ridin' Around LawnSite Senior Member
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    good luck!
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Theres big money in small engine repair, Most are charging 75$ per flat rate hour and billing 200$ in real time plus a 60% profit margin on parts
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Care to elaborate?
     

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