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Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:47 AM
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For you guys out there looking for parts, why not see if we can help. We have access to over 2.4 million parts...OEM and Aftermarket, we also have access to good used parts and that comes in handy on the older machines that parts have become obsolete and we ship anywhere.

From fuel treatments (this ethanol has been a pain in the backside) to mower belts and blades. We are willing to give extra discounts to you guys that buy in volume. Anything over $100.00 is free S&H...yep, that includes blades also.

Interested? Send me a list of the parts you normally buy in the spring to get you started for the year...filters, belts, blades, twine, bump feeders and more and I will put together a price list. We also carry all the accessories for your open and enclosed trailers from trimmer trap to hold and house your equipment.
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Do you find from time to time you have any specials you promote? Or sales?

I'd love to see some of your specials being posted. It might get members to jump on the opportunity.
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Hey Steve,

Thanks for the welcome to the group and we would love to help anyone here get the parts they need at a great price. What we do offer is discounts for volume orders. In all honesty, it would be easier to list who we aren't dealers for at this point.

We have really worked hard to get where were at by just using straight up honesty and trying to be fair with everyone. On some things you may be able to get them cheaper...but what kind of service are you going to get after the sale when things go wrong.

We do enough volume a month to get us great savings with companies like Stens, Oregon, Honda, MTD, Briggs, Tecumseh ( we can still get the parts even though they went bankrupt) as well as a few others. We offer our customers the option of OEM or aftermarket parts...plus Honda, Briggs & Kohler engines direct.

We don't just sell parts....we run a full service repair shop with over 30 years experience in the business. We know what we sell and how to install it when folks need a hand. So if you guys are looking for the best deals...its volume. Most of you already know what you are going to need for this coming season that needs to be in stock when something breaks. We also sell used parts!

Postage is a killer, so the smaller the orders unless their carb kits or something light will mean higher postage costs and that has to be figured in on all sales. All I can say is if your happy with the people your buying from and their treating you good...stick with them, if not...give us a shot.
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Hey Steve,

Thanks for the welcome to the group and we would love to help anyone here get the parts they need at a great price. What we do offer is discounts for volume orders. In all honesty, it would be easier to list who we aren't dealers for at this point.

We have really worked hard to get where were at by just using straight up honesty and trying to be fair with everyone. On some things you may be able to get them cheaper...but what kind of service are you going to get after the sale when things go wrong.

We do enough volume a month to get us great savings with companies like Stens, Oregon, Honda, MTD, Briggs, Tecumseh ( we can still get the parts even though they went bankrupt) as well as a few others. We offer our customers the option of OEM or aftermarket parts...plus Honda, Briggs & Kohler engines direct.

We don't just sell parts....we run a full service repair shop with over 30 years experience in the business. We know what we sell and how to install it when folks need a hand. So if you guys are looking for the best deals...its volume. Most of you already know what you are going to need for this coming season that needs to be in stock when something breaks. We also sell used parts!

Postage is a killer, so the smaller the orders unless their carb kits or something light will mean higher postage costs and that has to be figured in on all sales. All I can say is if your happy with the people your buying from and their treating you good...stick with them, if not...give us a shot.
Wow most shops that have been around for 30 years do not deal in used parts. I do not even know of any that do any real volume of parts that sell used parts. Too hard to catalog and test each and every part, and it is a risk to the customer if you dont.

I found it to be too much work, if I charged for the labor it took to test each part I could sell them new parts cheaper. I do however keep and give away bolts in some cases.
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Hey wait a sec, I was looking at your site for ideas of how to sort items. And your site said you just opened up in 2009 to help a neighbor how do you have 30 years in the biz?
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Hi Wandfsmall,

You would be surprised at the amount of people out there in this economy that choose used over new. It usually falls into two categories...the part is obsolete and we can't get it new or their buying it because its usually 1/3 of the cost of new.

Most Shops as you put it are also carrying floor plans with different dealerships and making their monies on sales and warranty work. I have two cousins local to us that are doing over 750K in sales and service, do floor planning with a number of companies and pay the bills with warranty work in the shop.

How can one have over 30 yrs experience with starting in 09'? We only show part of the business there. We are also have our CAGE & DUNNS numbers to deal directly with any state or federal agency and contract bids. We have someone in place there that has been in this realm since the late 80's as well as three others that deal only with the on-line side of the business. Actually if I sat down and did a full accounting it would be well over 30 with just our contract bids employee.

Like I said before...were straight up...try to be as honest as possible and help others when we can. I even offered to help you if you had any questions or concerns with your store because I know how much work goes into building a on-line business. I also know most of the pitfalls with falling into them myself. There is more than enough room for all of us to try and make a living without putting another down to get ahead
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I apologize about the tone of my post. I read your post about 30 years of experience and then read your about us section and see you opened up in 2009. I appreciate your offer of help, that is what this site is for. In fact I agree with your comments about my websites sort order, I had been working on it prior but I am even changing that around to a new system after looking at a few other sites. A suggestion of mine for you is in the first section of your site I would explain how your staff has 30 year of experienced as when I read it I did not see that. I do not list everyones years in experience added together as I do not think people would believe it if I posted we had 120 years experience working on equipment, when all of the mechanics added up equal that. I also do not think that would be honest of me, as the guy with 30 years of experience knows more then all of the others and rarely do we contribute anything he does not already know. But I also understand when your starting a new business claiming all of the experience you can. I claimed the experience of our first shop when I opened the second location up. I passed it off as valid as I was moving staff from the first shop to the new location, and had our main location supporting us.

In all fairness your site is not bad though, you are correct in your site is more secure then a lot of popular sites online. Anytime your credit card will be charged later you run the risk of someone storing your credit card data. And in the worst case it is stored on a website database that could be hacked. Your site is also zencart a popular web store system that has ongoing support. I looked at zencart and almost used it but magento integrates better with my point of sale system and is just as secure.
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mowers are expensive items, so instead of paying for them most dealers that have enough credit put the mowers on a floor plan or secured loan. The mower manufacture will likely pay the interest for say 6 months before you have to pay anything for the mower or any interest. Once you sell a mower you have to pay it off even if the mower is not due.

It basically allows us to stock more equipment without huge debt. We also have floor plans for stock, for example I have just over $30,000 with one of my parts suppliers so that I can order parts and pay for them at the end of the month. Or as a spring order in 3 payments due May June and July

Floor plans normally only come in when you carry equipment.
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Oh that is fascinating!

Are there things that you enjoy about being an equipment dealer versus not so much?
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