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would you touch this?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by agrostis palustris, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Let's see..

    A bunch of broken machinery and NO non-compete clause... hmmmm

  2. DaveK

    DaveK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    10 junk mowers - $200
    7 push blowers - $35
    Lots of misc stuff - $20
    The feeling when walking away - priceless
  3. agrostis palustris

    agrostis palustris Banned
    Messages: 117

    Thank you everyone for this very good advice. I shall definatley be following it.
  4. bettern'goats

    bettern'goats LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

  5. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    I would have to agree with every body on this one. When reading the first post I thought a little high but not too bad. After reading your second post about how the equip was trashed and he would not sign a non compeat clause, my thought was to RUN away. Let some body else have the head ache.
  6. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    My biggest concern with buying a landscaping bus. is that there is NO Gaurantee. I have been approached several times, and I still have not figured out a way to create a safe and secure transaction. All agreements(contracts) that I have seen or used have a 30 day termination clause(either party). In your case you would need to secure the investment with a 36 month agreement and no termination clause. It will never happen. Too many risks involved:cool:
  7. greenflag

    greenflag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    If you are willing to go into debt, why not buy new equipment?

    Let someone else buy the business & then pick up the accounts when they can't do them because their equipment is down.

    In the meantime you can go pitch the accounts your buddy has already lost for other reasons.
  8. Damn I get to quote Lanelle!!!!!

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    BTW I heard the word "walk" to may times, I think they should stress the word "RUN"!!!!!!!!!!!

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