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BladeRunner on Ebay

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Richard Martin, Mar 9, 2002.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    There is a brand new BladeRunner available on Ebay today. You will probably notice that it is from our very own Capt Devo. The listing also answers the much asked but never answered question of how much they are going for. The bidding starts at $10,200.00 for the 60" mower with a 25 horse Robin engine. This is a "No Reserve" auction.

  2. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    That is alot of jack for a mower that 99.5% of the world knows nothing about, and the of the ones who have heard of it, probably only 1% have actually seen it in person. Kind of a big risk, it could have a life time parts and labor warrentee, but who is going to service it? Even if there was a local who serviced the engine, I bet you will not be high priority if you did not buy it from him. I guess it is a way to get exposure, but I think until it gets into the dealer network, it would not be worth it to me even if it were $5,000. Just my thoughts.


    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    Sounds high I paid $13300 for a 72" 32hp diesel BLADERUNNER.
  4. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    what better advertisement....

    we are looking to establish a dealer base, i bet alot of other companies wish they had the power of 'www' when they started out.

    yes, that is high retail, that unit sell "pro user" for $9,000

    i listed this, as with many other things before, just for advertising purposes.

    I guess it's working, you saw it.

    i've had over 40 inquiries already.

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    </b>Edited out... Come on now, you should know better than that.</b>

    I'll stick with exmark.
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    yes, for a small fee, you can get alot of exposure.

    Again, this is high retail, they start around $6800

  7. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    so your sole purpose on ebay is to advertise?

    i think thats pretty good thinking.
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Are you a distributor also ??? or better yet "THE" distributor ???
    I am not trying to be a smarta$$ here but, this company trying to get there product to dealers by running auctions on e-bay does not sound like a solid business plan.....
    Although it does get the product shown to the general public :) :)

  9. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    and thats the exposure we're looking for, to get it known to the public.

    this isn't part of any business plan, this is advertising.

    you'd be amazed how many 'dealer and individual inquiries' i've had.

    by no means are we trying to 'blow an go'....we're taking it slowly and have no plan to grow too big too fast.

    we'll take it nice and slow and still build one machine at a time, and not just sell, to get them out there, but to sell with dealer service in mind.

  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    is it supposed to be lambordini or is it lamborghini?:confused:

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