Simplicity and Wal-Mart good read

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by grassyfras, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Guys this is a long one but I'll sum it up for those that don't want to read it.

    Simplicity bought Snapper some time ago. CEO of Simplicity tells Wal-Mart people no and pulls all snapper mowers from Wal-mart to keep a good product and to help independent dealers. Pretty cool if you ask me. He lost 20% of his sales right there. And Oh ya he was going to tell them he was pulling the mowers and Wal-mart wanted to go all out head to head with Homedepot.
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man, where have I been? I didn't know Sam was selling Snapper mowers !! :usflag:
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Yep.....but it is far from current news as it was 3 years ago he did that......
  4. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    LOL sorry guys. My brother sent me this. I thought he knew everything.
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Don't worry dude several other guys have also posted it on here over the past year thinking it was current also. :waving:
  7. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i would NEVER buy a mower at wal-mart. i support my local dealer. but i would pay $750 for a mower from my dealer rather than the same one at wal-mart for $500. i hate wal-mart. besides, shapper would have to come out with a cheaper series for wal-mart, like john deere for home depot
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Yeah, I hate it that Deere does that. . .
  9. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    snapper, simplicity, walmart, home depot john deeres ........all junk anyway

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