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Ferris question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dunn's, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. 2tall

    2tall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I don't believe they have ever charged me a $60.00 fee for shipping. Most of the time I have the part the same day, luckily I live near the south store and most of the after market parts come from Medart in Arnold. If they do have to order, it will usually take 3-4 days.
  2. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    We wanted to get a stock bagger 65 to ship we wanted a grass gobbler 65 to ship we wanted an aluminum bagger 65 to ship guess they just don't like us or we dont have big enough machines I guess.
  3. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    i have just started carring the ferris line before that the nearest one was 50 miles away. i think it is a lack of motivation on ferris part or it may be they like to spread there dealers out. that i like gives me more space.i kicked hustler out the door for putting a dealer 20 miles away from me and scag has three in a 25 mile radius.so far i could not ask for better treatment from my ferris dist.
  4. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    do you charge shipping for attachments to machines you sell that should be in stock (I.E. bagger)?
  5. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    Scotts has to pay shipping to get those big items to the store. What do you want them to do?? eat the shipping??? If you ordered plant material for one of your customers and there was a shipping charge wouldn't you charge it back to the customer???

    And Scott's is a great dealer and they cater to commercial guys. They stock almost any part you could imagine and if the store you are at doesn't have the part, chances are that one of the other 2 stores has it.
  6. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    all freight is passed down to the end user even if you can not see it it is there just the facts of life.
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    My local dealer has always carried Ferris, Snapper and Simplicity. They can get Ferris but they don't stock it. There's just not as much demand.
  8. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    There is a great Ferris dealer here, many of the companies that you see are running Ferris riders and walkbehinds. I've got one of them and am very happy with it.
  9. surgeon83

    surgeon83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Scotts is where I bought my Ferris in 2000. It only had 139 hours but he took off about $2000 from the new price. I thought I heard that Outdoor on 40 was carrying Ferris now- or was that just Honda?

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