$50 for an owners manual?!?!?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Woodland, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 207

    I just picked up a used John Deere GS30 walk behind today but the guy I bought it from didn't have the lit. that came with it. So, I went to the JD web site to see if they had it online. Nope, but I can order it from them...the owners manual if $50, $40 for the parts catalog and...wait for it...yes...$80 for the technical manual! Are they kidding? I know you have to be willing to pay more for the machine and more for the "genuine" parts becuase your buying quality but the owners manual?:angry:
  2. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Scag sent me a replacement one for free, didnt pay a dime that was awesome.

  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Your dealer is hosing you. The owners manual is $30 if you order online from JD and I'm sure the dealer price is the same. Parts book is $40.00, why do you need that you can look up the parts onlien or go to your dealer and have them do it for you. Technical service manual is $80. Check around at some different dealers, they may have a extra laying around.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Almost all manuals are available online for free. Even at $30 you're still being hosed.
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Maybe look around on e-bay. I see manuals there all the time.
  7. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    The ones for my Encores are free to download on their website in PDF form.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Can't expect him to have it if it is used.
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Reread the post. He bought it used privately. :rolleyes:
  10. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    i just checked there are quite a few manuals for the GS30 on there. I think they wanted 4.99 buy it now price.

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