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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by vaacutabove, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Agreed!

    3 Months out of the year they're delivering UPS packages too!

    That's the crock. UPS charges enough to contract out the delivery by the USPS of packages they charge UPS shipping for.

    I will say this... I do agree also with what others have said. When you gotta have it, you gotta have it. I've paid overnight shipping when I had to have it... The cost of doing business.
     
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    If Turfco can fix their parts shipping, Ill buy one of their seeders. Fact.
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I love my XT-5 Aerator. There's no doubt about it.

    I used that bad boy some today!
     
  4. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am wondering was this an overnight shipment or plain ole ground shipment? I am also wondering what a local dealer charges to ship parts to you? Any thoughts on this guys? We will be looking into this some help here would be nice.
     
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If in the example of $20 shipping of a part makes you decide that you won't buy a $2000 piece of equipment I would look long and hard at your operations. Its a cost of doing biz not a deal breaker.
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  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    I work with the local dealer with parts I order to put on a stock order (no frieght charge).

    I would think the direct source your set up like would copy a Jthomas set up. $10 shipping one size fits all (for most things). I can order 21 blades and costs $10 to ship, even though due to weight I would think it costs more then the $10. They win some and lose some I guess.

    $10 flat rate (for most) you wouldn't get grief.

    Also a pre season spare parts order over $100 (or something like that) gets free shipping would maybe get guys to think spares and reduce timely/stressfull (for both parties) during the season. Lt rich does a 10% off preseason parts orders till march 1st or something like that.

    I just bought the ls22 and xt5 and I know before the busy fall I will be buying spares. A 10% off would push more to think ahead.
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  7. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's not my operations that are the problem. Why should I not question the cost of things and think long term? "It's just 20 dollars more than everyone else charges to ship" is the kind of thinking that I don't possess. I hate throwing money away. I hate people gouging me and I never gouge my customers.

    The bottom line is seeing a handling charge that excessive is a turnoff. Plain and simple. There are several quality machines out there.
     
  8. n-green

    n-green LawnSite Senior Member
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    Permagreen does the same thing and will not negotiate, but they are the ones who have what I need.
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The majority of my parts come from my John Deere dealer, as most of my equipment is John Deere. I pay no freight or handling on stock orders, which arrive within 2-3 days. Now for "machine down" parts shipments, freight is usually around $7 but my local dealer does not always charge me freight. 2 years ago John Deere didn't even charge the dealer extra for next day shipping and thats if I order by 3pm, I have the part the next mornibng before 9am. I do realize that not every compnay can do this but Turfco is unusually high with shipping/handling.
     
  10. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Really? So if a company says it will charge you a $50 shiping and handling fee, you would not question it? How far does it go before it gets questioned by you? I realize its a cost of doing business but in todays world you have to be cost conscious. But also you can be "penny wise, pound foolish" too.
     

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