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Mower shipping - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bwilder10h, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I bought a Wright stander from a dealer in NC and if I cant find someone else to buy it from me and pick it up from them, I'm going to have to get it because I told them I would buy it.

    Any suggestions on shipping or a service that will bring it to Cincinnati? I am so busy that I dont have a full day to waste to go get it.

    I have a standing offer for $450. I was going to check with forward air but the company I'm buying it from wants it picked up.

    If anyone in NC would like to buy this in my place, PM me for a awesome deal on a 52/23hp with 8 hours on it.
  2. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Anyone, anyone.... Bueller?
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Did you sign anything for the mower to confirm the purchase? If not, why do you feel you are obligated to buy it, other then you told them you would buy it.
  5. themowerman

    themowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 298

    I guess his word means something to him. A mans word is his honor.
  6. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Bingo... I'm glad someone still understands this concept.
  7. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I also have used uship.com with good results and are much cheaper than the big time shippers.
  9. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    You can also have it held at a terminal near you. That way You can meet it part way. This would reduce shipping costs and by holding it there it could be picked up on a day when you're not as busy.Usually the dealer has a preferred trucking line and You may get a better price from them.
  10. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I wish that were the case. The dealer is dead set on me picking it up and refuse to take it to a terminal for me.

    The best price I've found for shipping is $400 so I guess I'm gonna have to figure out when I can go pick it up.

    If anyone in NC wants to bring it up this way, I'll give you $300 cash when you get here with it. payup

    I'm 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

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