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  1. HopperGirl

    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    I'll be buying the Husky 395xp. The best deal I have found is $1,099.00 from American Pride Power Equipment. That is brand new, and it doesn't specify a bar length.

    Is there a better deal out there? It doesn't necessarily need to be brand new, but something close to it that doesn't need any type of work.

    Would I get out cheaper by buying just the power head, and getting the bar separately?

    I am located in the upstate of South Carolina and I am willing to order online, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I think the best deal, while maybe costing a little more money, would be getting it where you can establish a relationship for everything else you’ll need down the road. Definitely not online!
     
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    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    We have a local dealer, but they are $1,000 more.
     
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    Hmmm two posts...and saying the dealer is charging $2,099.00??? I call BS.
     
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    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    Lol, okay.
     
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    With that kind of price difference, I can’t imagine $1099 being apples to apples. If so, I would ask your local dealer if they can work on the price given the competitive options.
     
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    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    I've definitely thought about that. I am just really shy! So, I thought I would look on some forums first before making the leap!
     
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    MSRP IS 1295.00. Dealer won't be in business long if what your saying is true.
     
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    I would fight through the shyness and stop hiding behind the keyboard. Not to be mean, but we can only give opinions and suggestions.

    Going in face to face is going to be what gets you the best deal and starts making things happen.
     
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    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    They are a very small town, family owned business. My guess is a lot of "old" money and they don't need anymore. Who knows though, maybe they are just really greedy or really think they can get that much. Maybe its a price mistake.
    Either way, I'm still looking for the best deal!
     
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    HopperGirl ArboristSite Lurker

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    Definitely not taken as mean!
    I will go and talk to them, as a last resort. I've looked around and have seen people say they get them brand new with warranties for under $1,000. I just can't figure out from where.
    Definitely thanks for your advice, and it was heard!
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    The closest husky dealer to me has a 390 on the shelf for almost $1000. Seems like $1099 is reasonable enough. 2099, however is unreasonable lol.
     
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    www.ebelshardware.com in Falmouth, Mi. usually sells at about 10-12 % below cost & ships fast. I bought a nice 346xp from them years ago.

    I'd also try Bob, @spike60
     
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    Thanks for the info!!
     
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    Trying to buy local is great but $1000 higher on a truck is bad enough, not to mention a Saw.
     
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    Great people to deal with. Talk with Dave or Paul Ebel.
     
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    hopper, keep asking questions. you will get lots of good advise.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Welcome to AS Hopper.
    Not sure who your local dealer is, but personally whether I was buying from them or not I would talk with a regional husky rep and say hey what's up with this.
    You can get one a short hop away for 1199 with a 20, ad 20 for each size up, $1219-24", 1239-28, 1259-32, 1279-36. Easley lawn and garden or victory's power equipment. Easley said they would knock 2% off so a 395 w/28 would be 1214 instead of 1239 I was highly impressed :laugh:.
    Hope you find what your lookin for.
    Now get on the phone and make some calls! :hi:
     
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    Hey, thanks for the info!!
     
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