Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JRSlawn, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Has anyone had problems with lesco. I have been trying ge a couple bags of grannual iron and 2 back pack sprayers for 3 weeks now. Every time I call I ask do you have them they say know then I ask do you know when they will be in and I get another no. I was just on the website and it say they have 10 bags of iron and 8 back pack sprayers. I love lesco dont get me wrong but what do Ido about getting my products.

    Jeff Smith
    JRS Lawn & Landscape
  2. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    Where are you? We had minimal problems with them at my last job....
  3. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I use the lesc out of akron, Ohio
  4. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    lesco sucks!!!

    I hate to be so blunt, but its how i feel. The typical answer we used to get was, "the restock diliveries come on thursday."

    we'd go there first thing friday expecting....you know, service! then we'd here, "sometimes they send a restock truck on tuesday, try back then."

    okay, sure, guess we'll just sit around watching eachother getting older, huh??

    PROUD to say I am LESCO FREE...and have been for months now. I have given them every chance under the sun. We spend a fair amount of $$$ on product, so iuts their loss, not mine
  5. mr scag

    mr scag LawnSite Member
    from n e oh
    Messages: 24

    orderd carrier for my pg didnot show up till late april was extremely peed off
  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Asking TSM about lesco is like asking me about Perma green
  7. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I had a few problems with Lesco. Specifically when it came to pricing fert.

    Its understandable that I would need to haggle with them over the products I want to offer. But I don't want to play games to get the best price.

    A specific example was a product I wanted 8 bags of, and I asked for the best price. They offered me $13.50. I found a similar product for $9.00 down the street, and bought it. When Lesco guy sees it in my work van, he got upset that I didn't give him the chance to meet the price.

    I don't want to play "I will match the best price you can find" game. Give me your best price and if your $4.50 more a bag then the next guy, we won't do business.
  8. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    LOL, yep!!! :)
  9. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    This just goes to show you how different companies have different experiences.
    I like doing busines with Lesco, I like the service center (although I rarely go-they deliver), I like the guys working there, and the prices I get are comparable to or better than other distributors.
  10. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 481

    So TSM,

    Who are your preferred vendors now?
    I use Charlie Grace quite a bit.
    His prices are always reasonable and the service is perfect.
    His guy is there when he says he'll be (When I ask for it)

    I would like to find another co for chemicals though. That's not really Charlie's thing.

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