Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Some of my best Deals


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 08-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 161
Rep Power: 3
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

LOL I bought my trailer on there a while back, it was purchased 3 months before from Lowes brand new, he paid 1700+, had receipts and all and sold it to me for 1,000

I don't really have the problem with high prices around here... or maybe i just don't spend more than 5 seconds on them, I'm sure some people do have high prices but, who cares, not for me lol
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by xandrew245x View Post
Reminds me, when I was looking to buy a trailer I was looking for used ones. There was a 5x10 on craiglist that was the EXACT same as the one I was getting ready to buy new, even to add, he bought it from the same place I was buying mine. He wanted 1800 for it used....I bought mine for 1000 from the same exact place. Obviously was trying to rip someone off.
Although there are always going to be people asking what they paid (and sometimes more - lol) when new, for the most part, trailers hold their value very well.

When I was looking for my first, I couldn't believe what people wanted for used trailers. Even those homemade POS trailers that don't look road-worthy were pretty pricey.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-07-2012, 11:13 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xandrew245x View Post
Reminds me, when I was looking to buy a trailer I was looking for used ones. There was a 5x10 on craiglist that was the EXACT same as the one I was getting ready to buy new, even to add, he bought it from the same place I was buying mine. He wanted 1800 for it used....I bought mine for 1000 from the same exact place. Obviously was trying to rip someone off.
It takes patience. Some people attach a unrealistic value to their possessions. Thats why its important to scan the prices everyday. The stuff that is priced right will move quick. The rest will be reposted every few days for months.

Hedge is right about trailers though. THey do hold value. Theres a guy that been trying to sell a 5x8 homemade for $650 since spring. Hes down to $500 now its not worth $200. I take it he rather keep it then sell it. This was around the time I bought my 7x12 for $300. The guy wanted $500 but after a month or two of not selling he took my offer.

Last edited by SECTLANDSCAPING; 08-07-2012 at 11:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-07-2012, 11:45 AM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 3
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

I think time of year is key also, you can grab a great deal during the winter months compare to spring or summer....
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Chaz Chaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 161
Rep Power: 3
Chaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dougcaskey View Post
I think time of year is key also, you can grab a great deal during the winter months compare to spring or summer....
^
definitely right now is the time to be buying snow blowers (trying to find one myself), also when I see someone is asking a higher price than im willin to pay I'll offer 50% of their asking price, the guy for the plow was asking 1000, that was a good deal in the first place but I offered 75% and he took it right on the spot, probably could have got it for 500, but no need to be that cheap. the plow I bought is going (used) on ebay is starting at like 2700, so excited for this deal lol
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I found a Mossy Oak seat cover in the clearance bin while in the parts store to pick up some oil.

Regular price - $29.99

Clearance price - $10.49

Price it rang up as at the register - FIVE CENTS!!!





I said "What? That can't be right."

He spun the display around to show me. Five cents is what it showed.
The other guy behind the counter looked at him and knowing that the price was OBVIOUSLY wrong, said "You're supposed to override that, but since you've already rung it up, just give it to him for that price".




The best part is that I've bought and returned at least six covers that just would not work on my Silverado seats, but this one FITS. LOL!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-07-2012, 09:44 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post

The best part is that I've bought and returned at least six covers that just would not work on my Silverado seats, but this one FITS. LOL!
What parts store was this? I want seat covers for my silverado.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
Hey, What are some good deals that yall have gotten recently?

I recently bought a used 8' curtis snow plow off of craigslist for $750

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...3000&_osacat=0

earlier in the year i bought a used bri-mar 6x10x16" tandem dump trailer rated 10kGVWR for $1100 (and $700 in mowing that was owed to me)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...00+8&_osacat=0

The whole plow setup? Dayyyum! Nice Steal! Give you $775 for it
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-07-2012, 10:27 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
What parts store was this? I want seat covers for my silverado.
Advance.

Mossy Oak Universal Seat Cover

The only numbers on the package are the ones above the UPC code:
MO SEAT COVER UNIV NB MSC4402

"Mfg and dist by SPG"
www.spgcompany.com


Note that it's not a perfect fit, but good enough for five cents. I'd prob keep it even if I had paid the ten bucks, but not good enough to pay $30.
I've been looking for an affordable seat cover for a while with no luck. "Universal" my a$$. Need a custom fit and they are too pricey.

This is the exact same interior...





Hard to find pics of the same seats...



Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Deals SECTLANDSCAPING Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 2 07-31-2012 12:18 AM
Some Deals from a auction SECTLANDSCAPING Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 3 12-13-2011 11:53 AM
Great Flyer Deals!!! dclgraphics Promote your products or services 1 09-10-2009 01:42 PM
Cash Deals Gone bad CloseCuts Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 15 02-04-2009 10:14 AM
What are your marketing promotion deals? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 03-14-2008 07:55 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Today 12:05 PM
by Steve
16 349
New Trailer
bobwill2009
Yesterday 12:46 PM
Today 12:01 PM
by Steve
3 77
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Today 11:58 AM
by Steve
14 886
Pond...
xandrew245x
04-22-2014 03:29 PM
Today 05:57 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
4 101
Mangwi Landscaping
bondservojc13
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Today 05:41 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 55
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
04-22-2014 08:22 PM
Today 04:56 AM
by Dan Tanner
6 156
In a bit situation need...
googus
04-22-2014 08:01 AM
Yesterday 10:03 PM
by googus
9 176
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
Yesterday 07:23 PM
Yesterday 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
0 36
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Yesterday 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 221
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Yesterday 12:17 PM
by bobwill2009
79 25,351
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
Yesterday 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 199
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
Yesterday 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 177
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
04-22-2014 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 586
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
04-22-2014 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 877
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
04-22-2014 03:36 PM
by xandrew245x
19 1,017
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-22-2014 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,725
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-22-2014 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 450
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 138
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 365
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 611
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 233
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 150
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 351
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,890
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,217
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 368
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 232
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 106
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 90
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 191
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 249
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 268
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 290
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 241
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 641
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 810
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 151
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 349
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 134
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 796
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 299
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 237
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 372
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 278
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 156
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 286,938
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 533
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 541
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 244
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 502
» Popular Tags
advertisement aerator bid birdscaping buy charge christmas christmas light service client collections subcontractor credit card processing customers ecosymbiosis exmark fall ferris first truck flower bed for sale franchise georgia gopherhaul grass clarksville gravely holiday holiday decorating honda how much to charge how to bid invoice kawasaki late lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business show lawn service leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mulch mulch estimate native plants new buisness new business online classifieds organize payday podcast promotion rotating savannah scag season seo sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl taxes theft of services tips truck unreasonable walker winter winter services zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy