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Forum: Tips and Hints 04-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,496
Posted By mowerdump
keep looking over your shoulder like something's...

keep looking over your shoulder like something's going to blow up if you don't go take of it:hop: Some people just have nothing else to do and you have to be very blunt for them to understand....
Forum: Service Department 04-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,207
Posted By mowerdump
Two weeks not really that bad for this time of...

Two weeks not really that bad for this time of year. When you get close to 4 weeks then you need to really worry. Doesn't matter if only 2 days out you won't make all your customers happy - even...
Forum: Parts Department 02-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,989
Posted By mowerdump
Sounds good but cost likely more than value of...

Sounds good but cost likely more than value of most hand held equipment. A new carburetor & ignition module + labor = ??? If they can get them put on by oems it might be good but don't see a big...
Forum: Advertising / Co-op 01-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,409
Posted By mowerdump
That explains it. Just didn't understand purpose...

That explains it. Just didn't understand purpose of advertising without telling people how to find you.
Forum: Advertising / Co-op 01-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,409
Posted By mowerdump
It is cool jingle & glad it worked for you....

It is cool jingle & glad it worked for you. Personally radio was total waste of money for me. I'm kinda curious how people found you after hearing it though since there isn't even mention town...
Forum: Service Department 01-13-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,546
Posted By mowerdump
We use a map much like Babyfat does. Have got to...

We use a map much like Babyfat does. Have got to point where try to get them to bring in if at all possible as it's tough to truly cover cost when you figure everything in let alone make money on it....
Forum: Equipment / Products 01-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By mowerdump
Been lucky enough not to have to deal with it but...

Been lucky enough not to have to deal with it but understand hard spot you're in. If it is a modest difference that won't break you than probably good business to pay difference. If they have their...
Forum: Service Department 12-11-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,575
Posted By mowerdump
I line item "misc. shop" with...

I line item "misc. shop" with description " gas, cleaners, disposal, fluid recycling, etc" Never had any problem from customer for it. It is pretty customary for any repair shop these days to...
Forum: Advertising / Co-op 12-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,409
Posted By mowerdump
The commercial sounds good. Never had much luck...

The commercial sounds good. Never had much luck with radio ads personally but... You might want to rethink the free pick up & delivery though unless you are hiding in your labor rate. When you...
Forum: Excess Inventory and Dealer Transfers 12-11-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,296
Posted By mowerdump
not to sound harsh but I think you are so far in...

not to sound harsh but I think you are so far in over your head it's time to cut your loses and move on. One thing I don't understand is why both of your websites are still up and running if you are...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 11-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,019
Posted By mowerdump
"Closed" until Tuesday since Monday is...

"Closed" until Tuesday since Monday is 1st day of Deer hunting season and pretty much qualifies as a national holiday around here. That said I too am doing some remodeling and moving office & parts...
Forum: Parts Department 09-22-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,526
Posted By mowerdump
Looks like most Toro parts they are selling are...

Looks like most Toro parts they are selling are engine related so they are most likely coming from engine manufacturer not Toro
Forum: Equipment / Products 09-22-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,175
Posted By mowerdump
As Superior said is a tough position to be in....

As Superior said is a tough position to be in. Sounds like your biggest problem though is your not selling your shop's service to your equipment buyers. They need to know you have made the...
Forum: Tips and Hints 04-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,022
Posted By mowerdump
Sorry, not trying to get in a ****ing contest I...

Sorry, not trying to get in a ****ing contest I just don't see it being worth the extra headaches. Maybe easier dealing with titles and the paperwork associated with them in your area. Here once you...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 04-28-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,129
Posted By mowerdump
Just goes to show the box stores aren't always...

Just goes to show the box stores aren't always cheaper ! They do have the advantage of name recognition, lots of advertising and the convenience of one stop shopping. Everyone's been told over &...
Forum: Tips and Hints 04-28-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,022
Posted By mowerdump
I think all you will see is a lot more headaches,...

I think all you will see is a lot more headaches, paperwork & overhead costs with little increase in approvals with titling lawn equipment.

Banks don't want to finance mowers because there is no...
Forum: Stolen Equipment, Bad Checks & Fraud 04-11-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,838
Posted By mowerdump
I generally give them the address and phone...

I generally give them the address and phone number for the local sheriffs office. Funny never hear any more from them :hop:
Forum: Website Design 03-30-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,638
Posted By mowerdump
I meant more for a quick cost like COLEFARM is...

I meant more for a quick cost like COLEFARM is basically doing not an complete troubleshooting and exact estimate but when someone calls or stops in and says "my mowers doing ...... what might it...
Forum: Website Design 03-30-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,638
Posted By mowerdump
COLEFARM I tried it again and it said $2500 so...

COLEFARM I tried it again and it said $2500 so that looks ok Maybe I hit a wrong button 1st time ??
Forum: Website Design 03-28-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,638
Posted By mowerdump
Unless you are charging a ridiculous amount to...

Unless you are charging a ridiculous amount to quote repair I suspect you are loosing money doing it anyhow when you figure actual time and disruption to rest of business.
Forum: Website Design 03-28-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,638
Posted By mowerdump
While I understand why you have it I didn't like...

While I understand why you have it I didn't like when I put in a 3 yr old Cub Cadet that cost $3000. and basically needed new coil and it told me
"Based on the average rate of depreciation, your...
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