Hustler at Home Depot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JMK26, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    I don't know. Like I said, they were shipping "The Beast" right to the HO's house and dropping it off.
  2. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    It's possible.

    But, I've purchased, online, quite a lot that was "in-store delivery only", from a variety of brick and mortar retailers. It could go either way. But, I really don't see Excel taking the risk.
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    If they are smart, they'll do it like Deere does, and find a dealer to take delivery of them machines from the factory, set them up correctly, then deliver them to the various stores that will be selling them in the area.
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Before you signed on as a dealer didn't you ask what the size of your area is and who was going to be your competing dealers?
  5. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 3,283

    That's pretty null and void if:

    1- The salesman didn't inform them.

    2- It wasn't an issue when they signed on because it wasn't a final decision yet..
  6. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Guys I never imagined HD for certain . However I remember a few years back when I first seen a hustler , in Sam's it was there 2 seasons sitting as everyone exited the store. I assumed they were still selling them there.
    ( Sam's is 40iles away, haven't been, didn't know they ever stopped selling)
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  7. turtle

    turtle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Sorry to hear your Hustler rep stuck it to you. Maybe you will get lucky and will end up being the guy who gets to uncrate them and set them up for the BB stores.
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    And how does this help him at all with the $50,000 of stock and upcoming interest on said stock he has coming in?
  9. dualsmows

    dualsmows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    When is supposed to happen?
  10. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    He got hosed, and that's not right. I'm all for doing business the honest way. I have no problem with the big boxes selling the product, short of an exclusivity contract. But to not tell other dealers when taking their orders is a breach of trust.

    I was talking with a salesman at the local dealer when HD started selling JD. The dealer sold about 90% JD and 10% exmark The dealer was furious with Deere because he'd been the exclusive seller for decades. But in the back of my mind I was thinking that the dealer was selling competing products, so he really doesn't have a big beef with Deere for selling in competing stores. Now the dealership emphasizes exmark.

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