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


LawnSite Platinum Member
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.


LawnSite Platinum Member
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.


LawnSite Member
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!


LawnSite Member
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