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I was considering putting together some sort of buyers group with members from the forum. Maybe I could get something together where members could enter what equipment they are looking to buy or if I can find some good deals on larger purchases and then potentially get everyone on the forum a better price if we can get a bunch of orders together.

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I was considering putting together some sort of buyers group with members from the forum. Maybe I could get something together where members could enter what equipment they are looking to buy or if I can find some good deals on larger purchases and then potentially get everyone on the forum a better price if we can get a bunch of orders together.

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Why not expand it to include business insurance, and possibly group health insurance? I'm in South Carolina but my business liability insurance is from a PA based company. Maybe group buying power could help with these and other products or services.

My business insurance quotes ranged from over $2,000 per year to $695 per year. If I were shopping for say 20 policies, I probably could have gotten better rates! We could at the least, reduced commission costs. At best, reduced premium and commission costs.

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Personally I would stick to local suppliers, they use me very good and that is critical for when things break even if I have to pay a few more bucks up front, which is a tax write off anyhow.
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I think that is a good idea Steve, Like a co-op, keep us informed
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I think that is a great idea. There may be limited items that can work well for this but here is one idea.

I just became a dealer for a product called "mo-deck". It is a polymer spray on that comes in an aerosol can. Does anyone have any experience with it? It appears that if I can get several cases I can get a great deal on it.

I think that if I could order several cases and someone took say a case of 12 cans I could probably ship it to them for a total of $6.50 per can (They sell for as much as $19.95 some places). I would have to check to see how much shipping is before I would positively commit to that. They also make "sno-jet", which is used on snow blowers to keep the snow from sticking, and "mud-slide" which is sprayed on the under side of atvs to make the mud slide off.... They are all the same price per can.

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Why not expand it to include business insurance, and possibly group health insurance?
Perhaps we could check with a "small business owners" organization. Several months ago I was approached by our local chapter and was told they provide good rates. But then of course everyone says they have good rates..... At the time I was not in need of any insurance policies and thus did not investigate this.
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These are all good ideas!

Steve, do you have a contact at that insurance company I could get a hold of?

I wonder what they could offer.


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I just became a dealer for a product called "mo-deck". It is a polymer spray on that comes in an aerosol can. Does anyone have any experience with it? It appears that if I can get several cases I can get a great deal on it.
This is a great idea too! This is something you could even post and review the interest of it. You could potentially offer different prices at different steps. So if 5 people bought it you could get it for $X or if 10 people bought it you could get it for $Y
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These are all good ideas!

Steve, do you have a contact at that insurance company I could get a hold of?

I wonder what they could offer.


This is a great idea too! This is something you could even post and review the interest of it. You could potentially offer different prices at different steps. So if 5 people bought it you could get it for $X or if 10 people bought it you could get it for $Y
The agent I was directed to by the SC Small Business Authority was:
Jason Humphries
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(803) 798-5754

He can be hard to get in touch with, but, he always returned my call.

There are many plans and lots of questions! Maybe he could set up a questioner you could post and have returned to you that you could submit in group to him for some sort of a group plan. I am a great organizer and would be glad to help.

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There are many plans and lots of questions! Maybe he could set up a questioner you could post and have returned to you that you could submit in group to him for some sort of a group plan. I am a great organizer and would be glad to help.
Yea if you would like to help out that would be great!
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