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End of season discounts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by troberts, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. troberts

    troberts LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 45

    Do dealers and/or manufacturers offer end of season discounts?

    What kind of savings could I expect to get buying one soon vs. waiting until March or April of next year?

    I'm particularly interested in the eXmark Metro 40" with a 15 Kawi v-twin.

    In case it matters, I am not a commercial cutter, just looking to make short work of my less than half acre lawn.


  2. troberts

    troberts LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 45

    By the way, that should read...

    eXmark Metro 48, not 40.

  3. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    You can get a pretty good deal. But if I were you and only using at home, I'd look in the paper or other classified listing there and find a used machine. The dealers may even have or get a trade in that you can get even cheaper. Good luck!
  4. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    It's really hit and miss, some dealers clear out by early nov. some wait till spring. Also watch for demo units, ask your local dealers to put you on a list when a unit comes avail. Good luck
  5. What they said. Both are good answers.
    Good thing you fixed your typo or you would have problems finding a 40" mower J/K

    I've talked a few home owners into comm. mowers and they never regretted it.

  6. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Will be the times to buy either new from a dealer or used on the market.

    The hottest peak in the summer will be the time most business that fold will do it, and they're looking to get out and get out FAST, meaning great prices for you. If they do hold off till the end of the year, they usually dump them all ASAP after the end of the mowing season and don't stick around for the fall clean ups, etc.

    Good Luck!
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Good advice! I think a used machine would be more economical for what you need. You are going to only use it once a week, if that. Making an investment of $2700 to $3500 or whatever just to cut the grass only 28 times a year is a losing investment. It would be better to just get one of us to do it. :)
  8. troberts

    troberts LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 45

    Thanks for the input. You've all been very help, and so has this entire site.


  9. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 678

  10. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Why bring a day old thread back to the top just to say it was in the wrong forum? What is the point?

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