Our local LESCO guys got screwed bigtime last week by an unscrupulous LCO competitor. (found out last night from our mowing subcontractor - then from LESCO today). Here's what happened: Last week a local LCO competitor brought back a 2005 PG magnum with 300 hours to my local LESCO dealer. Said it was broke, and it did not spray. LESCO asked if it ever had been dropped off a trailor or if it often hopped curbs....LCO said NO - NEVER. The LCO was boisterous, rude, and demanding. So our local LESCO guy (new guy) got on the phone with his LESCO regional manager --Mistakenly, the regional rep assumed this LCO was their biggest customer in Iowa (VERY far from the truth as they mostly are a mowing company that does not use any LESCO equipment at all!). Bottom line: The LESCO regional manager "okay'd" a brand new 2007 PG Magnum for this guy. The LCO then said, "Thanks, we'll be buying more from you". After that, LESCO found out from two different sources (LCO's) that this returned unit had fallen off the trailer at least two times! After close inspection, LESCO discovered that the engine platform was also cracked. Here's what this LCO did with their 2007 Magnum (only one hour on it - factory hour): They parked it out front with a "for sale" sign on it. My friend then saw it and bought it for $4500. The check was made out to '..............' instead of P_____________ (LCO). Also, no tax was paid. P____________ (LCO) does not operate ANY PG units now, they use a Z-Spray. This is not the first time this LCO has bent the law. It just makes me mad, cuz I love LESCO, and "dealings like this" only raise costs for honest LCO's. The LESCO store is located in Clive, Iowa. Please guys, give your input on this, cuz the "loss" incurred by LESCO also came out of my local LESCO guys' pay. (Their regional manager has since been let go). PM if you want the name of the local LCO culprit. Thanks.