Beware Lesco and Symbiot

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PRGN1, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. PRGN1

    PRGN1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Just to let you know Lesco and symbiot have teamed together. what this means is that only a select few will be able to get rock bottom pricing .Symbiot only allows so many in a certain market area.If your competitor is a Symbiot partner they can buy products at much lower prices.To top it all off last year Lesco gave a 3% refund back to all Symbiot partners. My self i do 99%of my purchchasing with Lesco . But not any more !!! Called Lesco tonight told them to come a pick there product up.Called another company will have new product delivered on Monday. I will personally boycott Lesco and any other company affiliated with Symbiot. Any respones would be greatly appreciated.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    what is symbiot never heard of them?
    have any more info?
  3. PRGN1

    PRGN1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

  4. airborne1

    airborne1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    sounds to me like skull and bones network.
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I quit buying from lesco a while back thy want 145 dollars for 2.5g of roundup pro and I found a different fert supplier that has the same product 40 bucks cheaper
  6. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    Why didnt you stop buying from Lesco sooner, they sell to Trugreen etc at even better prices then Symbiot partners get. Its a volume thing, the more a company buys, the better pricing they get.
  7. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Wake up man this started 12+ months ago. Lesco has set prices for Symbiot does that hurt you?
  8. PRGN1

    PRGN1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    When your direct competition can buy at 10 to 20% less than I can.They can offer better pricing. IM in a very price competitive market so price is very important.Yes you can beat them with a higher quality service.But dealing with window shoppers price does come first. Turf 78 do you happen to be a Symbiot partner?
  9. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    10 to 20% is a big number. 2 to 5% I can see. Do what you have to do. The group price is no way close to the big guys. Again the "team up" started over a year ago. Lets all charge the same price as the gas stations do, whether you are a supplier or applicator.
  10. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I just got a Home Depot ad in our paper today. There in the lawn care section was Lesco fertilizer for sale. They even had it mixed with deminsion. I guess I never noticed it before. Has Home Depot always had Lesco fert or is this new?

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