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Buying through dealer vs. direct

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by DMCreations, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. DMCreations

    DMCreations ArboristSite Lurker

    Sep 19, 2016
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    Mount Pleasant, MI
    Do you prefer to buy equipment from a local dealer or direct from the equipment manufacturer? Why?
  2. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

    Jan 17, 2012
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    western washington
    used from owner,

    dealers have thier mark up, factory has even more markup so the dealers can stay competetive.

    also once most equipment leaves the building yer taking a 50% hit on value.

    so buy from private company or city auction. they will get more then a dealer will give for a trade in and you will pay much less then new.

    only downside is used equals unknown maintenance, just go into it with open eyes and a clue as to what yer lookin for

    though it seems lately everyone thinks that haggelling is thier middle name...

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