why do you buy the equipment you buy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by veltenslawncare, May 11, 2004.


why do you buy the equipment you buy

  1. quality

    9 vote(s)
  2. dependability/durability

    16 vote(s)
  3. cut

    1 vote(s)
  4. reputation

    3 vote(s)
  5. previous experience

    6 vote(s)
  1. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Previous Experience
  2. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    terrible thread..bad poll

    all of em factor in
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    All the equipment i've bought, has been because of previous use of them. I guess that's how I knew about the quality, dependabilty, etc.
    My echo trimmer was the only piece I ever bought out of desperaton........ it was late on a friday, my trimmer "died", local shops all closed, half of a big account done........ headed to Home Depot and bought the echo 2100. Still use it everyday, but nothing like my Red Max.
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    You forgot one of the MOST important factors in your poll.
    I will buy from a good quality dealer reguardless of product anything. You need that support from them or you may be dead in the water soon enough.
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I'd rather buy products that I don't need to see a dealer very often.
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I buy what worked in the past BEST For me.
  7. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I buy what looks cool. I'm a sucker for good advertising. I know it's a bad way to do business but it's true.
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I buy if it fits my hand just right. I bought a FC 110 this week end just cause it fit my hand just right. It felt good and the dealer is great. I have no worries when buying from my dealer that it will be fixed that night or a loner in hand till it is. Makes it easy to put down lotsomoney that way.
  9. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    You also forgot, distance to the nearest professional dealer. I have to drive 30 miles to get to my dealer. Luckily he carries Exmark and Kubota, both of which i have, so i don't have to see him very much. :D
  10. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I have bought many different brands of equipment over the years.After I find a unit I like, thats the one I will buy again, irregardless of price or dealer.

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