What would you buy with $75,000?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by rusty_keg_3, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So lets say you just got handed $50,000 cash, and you could buy anything you wanted. BUT it had to be business related. One other thing, it would be to start a new business, forget about what you already have. Please give rough prices for items.

    1.2010 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab,with Boss Poly V-Plow: $35,000
    2.18' Open Landscape Trailer, Tandem Axle, with Racks: $2,000
    3.2010 Exmark Lazer Z 60" with Bagger: $13,000
    4.2010 Exmark Metro 32": $5,000
    5.2010 Exmark Metro 48": $5,000
    6.2010 Exmark Metro 26":1,000
    7.Stihl Line Trimmer (x3): $1,000
    8.Stihl Backpack Blower (x2): $1,000
    9.Sthil Hedge Trimmer: $500
    10.Sthil Edger: $500
    11.Sthil Chain Saw (x2): $1,000
    12.Yamaha Grizzley 700, With Plow: $10,000

    That is exactly $75,000.
     
  2. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    2003 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab: $14,000
    12' Open Landscape Trailer, Tandem Axle, with Racks: $2,000
    Toro 60" ZTR: $12,000
    Toro 36" WB: $5,000
    21" Honda Mower : $1,200
    2 Stihl Trimmers: $800
    2 Stihl Backpack Blowers: $1,000
    Sthil Hedge Trimmer: $500
    Sthil Edger: $500
    Sthil Chain Saw: $500
    Uniforms: $200
    Signage for truck: $200

    Total $37,900.00
    Take the rest and put it in the business account for a rainy day
     
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good thinking, used truck costs half as much as a new one. But i would go all out, but not at the same time. I would buy a little at a time.
     
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'd buy my way out of lawncare.
     
  5. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why do you say that? Whats wrong with lawncare?
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    This whole question is a trick, you ostensibly only won $ 50,000, however, you plan to spend $ 75,000 ... caught you !! :laugh: :cool2:
     
  7. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Crap, i forgot to change the heading, i was original gonna say $50,000. But decided i needed $25,000 more to get the stuff i wanted.
     
  8. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well in that case I would use some to take a nice vacation then put the rest in the company for a rainy day.:dancing:
     
  9. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea, vacations are ok, but im a kid. So i aint to worried about them, my parents usually pay for me. :laugh:
     
  10. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    So my question is do you have this cash in hand. If you do my suggestion would be to buy some good growth and/or income mutual funds (which are on sale at a great price right now). The only problem with what you have listed is that everything in that list is going to decline in value the second you buy it (the truck quite rapidly i might add). Im just not much of a flashy spender i like to have nice things and take care of them quite well but when i buy i get value i could care less about warranties and brand new mowers. Many people might disagree, but spend the money how you wish its not mine.
     

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