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Five Star Lawn Care LLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
went to Home Depot to rent a bed edger and ended up buying it....its a 2 yr old ez-trench bedscaper....i picked it up for $600 bucks if you can belive it....

the guy there said they maybe rented it out 5 times in the past 2 yrs....it was a great deal for me b/c the first job i did with it was an $800 job...so it made its money back in one day...now thats one hell of a profit return...

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bayfish

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Maryland
I just purchased a new one like that. It does a great job.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
My friend went to Home Depot to rent a Vermeer 625 chipper. He needed one for a job. He priced new ones at $10,000. Home Depot sold him theirs for $4,000. It had new belts and knives. The machine had 400 hours on the meter, but most of those hours are probably idling time.
 

walker-talker

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Midwest
Keep an eye on those Home Depot deals. A guy in the construction business a couple years ago just happened to be going in there when they had 3 of their Bluebird aerators for sale......$225 each. He bought all 3 of of them. Started calling LOC's out of the YP (me being one of them) and was selling them for $450. I bought it and wished I would have bought the other one he had left.
 

CHAINSAW13

LawnSite Member
Location
Holly Mi.
Great find! I got my bluebird dethatcher a few years ago from a local rental place. When I went to rent it the guy pulled me aside and offered to sell it to me for $750.00. and told me that I was the only one that ever rented it. I asked to see their records and he showed me the records for both of their dethatchers. I had rented one of them twice and the other one I had rented 6 times. So I bought the one I had used the least. I wish I had bought both of them! I love a good find. Try checking yard sales and such they're always good for a deal or a good laugh!
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turf9

LawnSite Member
Location
Langley B.C.
hey five star looks like a great deal if you could post a before edge and after never really seen any of these in use yet.thanks
 
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