Tips for a possible new REP

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Corey4x4man, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Rotor_Tool

    Rotor_Tool LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you've not taken the job already, PM me. I have some insight for you, especially if you are thinking of working for the manufacturer I have in mind.
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Plus 1 with Boots here.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats it right there. No contractor wants to hear " realy, thats the first we have heard of this" as far as forums , answer questions honestly.
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Definatly, we have been there bread and butter for yrs. Dont make us compete with home cheapo.
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Know your product
    Stop selling to homedepot
    Get your hands dirty
    Free stuff
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The old vanguard could sell to the big-box stores and not insult their pro customers too much. Rainbird put older product designs on store shelves, and Toro did likewise, with the Super600 upgrade the trade turned their noses up at, waiting until it morphed into the S700.
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    As a result they made it about price so be it. If they want to play price then they can live and die on price.
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yep, that's the crap that pisses me off. Ive been through it first with toro then rainbird then hunter and now rainbird again.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's kind of funny, come to think of it, that the Toro S700 head is gonzo, but the S606 it replaced is still sold at big-box stores.
     
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Top 3 worst contractor products.

    1 - Toro Flo-Pro
    2 - Hunter PGP
    3 - Toro S-700

    A few others that could be considered for #2 or 3 but the Flo-Pro has to be #1
     

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