I tend to ramble on so If you dont feel like reading the whole post just skip to the bolded part: I've been in the landscaping business for going on 5 years now and I have only really done mowing very little, i'd say 20% of my profit was mowing in my first year, and I bought an old used toro to start out with. As time has passed that % has gone down, especially as i've now got a rather large clientel of regular customers that regularily require heavy maintenance (2+ acres) and a growing amount of one and done jobs which usually bring on even more such jobs. Anyways, I guess the point is that I feel I need to get into mowing more now to help my business grow even more, and plus it would be nice to have mowing accounts where I could offer my landscape services, overall it seems the right thing to do. However, i've never bought mowing equipment brand new, so I really dont know how I should go about buying a mower. Im pretty much set on a John Deere or Exmark W/B and Exmark ZTR. I have enough cashflow to pay for these items straight up so the real question here is should I be able to see a reduction in price due to the fact that I can pay cash, are there markups and if so how significant? does anyone have experience with such a situation? Thanks in advance for any help.