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Hunter at Home Depot

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Nothing cures a case of hippie hopefulness faster than reading a post on politics by Peter first thing in the morning :laugh:
     
  2. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think that's a bit unfair Dan. They went out and bought the original MP Rotator. Rain Bird responded with a (slightly) inferior imitation.

    When manufacturers compete as much as Rain Bird/ Hunter/ Toro, I think we often (not always) benefit from those tweaks that come with imitations that end up being real improvements.
     
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That was kind of my reaction. I didn't take photos, but I will show those posted to the local Ewing manager... not that it will make much difference of course.
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think list price on the MPs is $9.25, and I just charge $9.00 for 24 of them at one house. But now when they see the $4.98 price, they are going to scream. Haven't used much Hunter lately anyway. I think 1-2 cases of PGPs max, and only when it is a PGP system already. A few replacement diaphragms, and those MPs.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    fifteen bucks for a rotator payup
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would have normally charged more than $9, but I did a bunch of other work for him and still made some good coin.
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    home depot gives me the heebeejeebees
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    When I go into HD, I always look around in my truck for a spare shirt to wear over my company shirt. I don't want customers in there thinking I shop for parts there (I don't except for the occasional odd ball part or copper pipe and fittings), and I don't want them asking me questions either. Had it happen once and I now try to avoid it.
     
  10. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
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    Actually... no... Rain Bird introduced their rotary nozzle and then Hunter went and bought MP Rotator.
     

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