GXi Outdoor Power, BEAST and STANLEY mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GordonwJackson, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. JustinHayes

    JustinHayes LawnSite Member
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    Gordon, please contact me. I am not getting any return calls from your people.
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Consider it a blessing in disguise. If you already ordered the beast im sorry....
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  3. JustinHayes

    JustinHayes LawnSite Member
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    To be fair, GXi told me to reject the shipment if there was ANY damage during shipping... there is a somewhat minor dent in the side of the deck, which shouldn't be all that big of a deal. It's too close to the blade and shouldn't be operated unless it's repaired/replaced or pulled out.

    I did as GXi told me, and rejected shipment...

    The problem is that the Yellow Freight driver wouldn't take the pallet(with mower on it) back into his truck. He left it on my front lawn where it still sits.

    My frustration is that I get no return calls from Yellow Freight and I've been calling GXi constantly and they keep saying it's Yellow that needs to pick this up.... I have left many messages for an update and no one calls me back. when "I" call customer service, they are very nice, but haven't solved the problem. This is all started last Wednesday (13th)..

    .... and I just learned that GXi hasn't sent me a replacement mower!!!:cry: ... they say they won't do that until they receive this dented one back... :nono: .. yet no one will pick up this dented one.. and I am out my money and have been instructed not to take the dented one off the pallet.

    ... the most frustrating thing is that every time I call GXi, I ask them to call me back as a courtesy to keep me updated... yet I get zero calls ... I keep having to call them and they just are not acting (I assume they think this is Yellow Frieght's problem... what they don't understand is that it is ME, their customer, that has the problem)

    ... the Sheriff's department has been by twice, many neighbors are pissed at me and potental theives keep coming by to scope it out... yet I'm told not to move it by GXi.
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a deep dent if its contacting the blade. I would tap it out myself than go through all the drama.
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  5. JustinHayes

    JustinHayes LawnSite Member
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    My guess is a forklift operator got overzealous and rammed right into the side of the pallet before picking it up. I've seen it happen dozens of times.

    It's almost touching... maybe 1/4" clearance when the blade is rotated by hand. It just needs to be fixed before letting those spindles get wobbley

    I considered tapping it out myself, but GXi's pre-arrival letter said this:

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  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Get your money back if you can and never look back!!!!
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  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just take it to your local GXI dealer.
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    What he said. Oh wait, that's right....................:rolleyes:

    Justin, I don't wish anyone bad luck, and I hope you get it all sorted out, but you can't say that there were plenty of posts here on LS warning you about just this type of BS. Good luck with it just the same.
  9. JustinHayes

    JustinHayes LawnSite Member
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    Well, after 6-days of waiting and numorous calls, Today, I actually got a call back from "Marty" at Yellow Freight who says they'll pick up the mower today...


    I also received a call from "Maritza" of GXi, saying that Yellow will pick up the mower and they are "Doing paperwork" to get another mower out to me.


    I know what you all are trying to say.... I'm just going to try to give everyone involved the benefit of the doubt. This problem I'm having it not a design issue (other than the pallet they ship on), .. it's more of shipping problem with Yellow and a driver that didn't want to reload the mower when I refused it.

    I'm going to give this mower (once I get it... and I hope they rush the "paperwork") a fair chance. I'm going to follow the owner's manual and maintenance schedules and see if they have a decent product. then I'll put an honest and unbiased review of my experience with it here.
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds to me like your problem has nothing to do with anything you mentioned. Your problem is buying a mower without a dealer. This would never happen if you went to a dealer. Any piece of power equipment can have issues or problems. If you had bought this from a dealer, your problem would have been solved the same day.
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