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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tilly, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. tilly

    tilly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Looking to buy 61" Great Dane (John Deere) I found to be cheaper than what I can get one around here for. Plus-TAX FREE,PLUS FREE SHIPPING!
  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,932

    I purchased a few 21" mowers. I have been satisfied with the results. I know some people do not like any online company because of warrenty issues ect...

    Just some things to first think about...
    Do you have a local dealer that sells this product? If so, will he do factory warrenty work on this machine even though the machine was not purchased through him?

    If your local dealer doesn't carry this machine, can he get parts for it for you?

    How much are you realy saving? meaning, can you put the equipment together on your own??

    Just some things to think about before you purchase. I do think that local dealers will be forced to deal with in time when you have 30 or 40 clients telling you that they can beat your price by a couple $100. To bad dealers don't make that much money in the first place. It is the local distributor who make the money.
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I don't understand how we can sit here and complian about lowballers,and customers being cheap but then buy equipment by mailorder just to save a couple bucks. That is so hypacritical. It's not right that we copmlian about scrubs and cheap cutomers but then we do the exact same thing to our dealers, they have to make a living too. What the heck does a couple hundred dollors matter when your paying 8 grande for a new mower anyway. Build a good relationhip with your dealer and you will not regret it. Support your dealer because they support you.
  4. Bob Shoaff

    Bob Shoaff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Because I have been very loyal with my local dealer, they have rewarded me by saving more than a couple of hundred dollars on equipment, they refer me to people and bend over backwards for me if i need something. You just cannot beat service like this.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Totally agree, well said.
  6. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    Well Said... I wouldnt take the chance for a few hundred bucks. Buy local and from a reputable dealer.

  7. tilly

    tilly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I wouldn't be just saving a couble bucks, more like a grand. Oh and lets not forget good old Uncle Sam! As for the warrenty problem from mail order companies that is somthing to look into. Thanks

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