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Redmax prices???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    I was at my dealer the other day and looked at the tag on a redmax bcz2601s and it was $339! My dealer said redmax really wants them to sell for $359 or more! What's up with that?? I paid $300 for a bcz2600s in 05. It's basically the same trimmer. Also edgers blowers hedge trimmers all went up! The tr2301s was $249 but now is $259. Is husky trying to make the prices high so you buy their stuff instead?
  2. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Bump to top.
  3. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    Umm.... What hasnt gone up in price since 2005?

    Gas is more expensive so higher freight costs. I think just about every manufacture has had a pice increase since then.
  4. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    yup it's all getting expensive.
  5. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    My dealer is selling BCZ3000S for $369 and I know he was going to sell it to me for $329 3 months ago. I would say your price is high.


    check this out. I think I can get this cheaper in the dealer. It is time to tell your dealer to take a hike and eat it.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Often dealers will get a little hefty on their margins... and that will last until the item stock is not moving fast enough and they need to cash some out before too long.

    My dealer was the same way on a BCZ3000... well over $400 plus tax and would not budge a penny for me, a local regular standing right there in front of him with cash on hand.

    Not even a month later I stumbled across his listing on ebay... $369 or $379 "buy it now" price with no haggle.

    I would have paid him that for one gladly when I was standing there wanting to buy.
    Too bad.
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Yungman, my dealer likes it when you buy stuff from them, if I got a trimmer off the internet they wouldn't like it when I bring it in for service. Maybe I should feel them out though. I'd be saving a lot of money.
  8. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Do you have another dealer?

    Is that the same dealer that gave you the grief???

    Drive a little farther away, trimmers don't break down that often. Call and get some quotes. Come right out and tell them that you will go to the cheaper dealer.:waving:

    You are just as indecisive like me on which one to buy!!! Did you read the posts yesterday on Redmax need warm up? Sounds like all the new CARB II stuff are all very cold in nature. May be you should think Husky 326L. I always see them on sale for $269 in my dealer. I can just go in and pick one up. They still have the older engine which I have not hear anything bad about them lately. Down side is the design of the engine is such that you cannot take off the cylinder like Redmax, Echo or Shindy which are very easy if you ever need to. Cylinder is part of the crankcase so you pretty much have to take the whole engine apart to do that. But if you are not going to ever open the engine yourself, then it dosen't matter.
  9. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    hell the 8001 is a cawk hair under 600 OTD its gettin rediculous
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    This is my best dealer who I want to buy all future equipment from. Their prices aren't always so high but all redmax stuff went up. and I do not want to buy husky. I would either get stihl or redmax for trimmers. My stihls are running good now and work great for thick grass and weeds. My dealer is getting in some tr2301s so I'm going to get one of those and have three trimmers two stihls one redmax. Then I won't need to buy any other trimmers for a few years!!

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