Price Gouging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Banzaitoy, Sep 15, 2000.

  1. Banzaitoy

    Banzaitoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Called my Kubota Dealer today (105 miles away)Needed new PTO belts for my G1800, Dealer wanted 39.99 apiece for a 330 mm long belt. Any one know some good alternitives
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 10,857

    try an auto parts dealor. Sometimes they can match the belt or order direct from kubota. I don't know if that price is gouging though
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    We have a cool place here in Flint called Manufacturer's Wholesale Supply. They deal with any belt, pulley, and idler you could ever ask for, just to name a few things. When I did the modifications on my Promaster 300, it was like one stop shopping. It's funny,because a belt that would cost you 16 to 26 dollars at a dealer, only costs about 8 bucks there. And that's for a DAYCO! Anyway, check around, there might be a place like this near you.
  4. Banzaitoy

    Banzaitoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Thanks Runner, I crossed over a Napa Belt today for 6.00 apiece and I'll do a bulk order of Gates soon. Lets see 600% markup at Kubota, Price Gouging?, If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck it most be a duck
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Absolutely.....,I went to buy bobcat belts for my 48" walkbehind. When he told me how much, my jaw hit the floor. I needed them, so i paid the price and learned that having an extra set is the best alternative. I now order them from a catalog.
  6. SKDCO

    SKDCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I agree with cos!!!!!! most catalogs offer the best price by far. Just remember,, ag belts are the poorest quality belt made no matter what brand. Don't ask me why it is just that way.

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