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Forum: Sales Department 04-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,319
Posted By SawDoc
Yeah, seems like they have plenty of the low end...

Yeah, seems like they have plenty of the low end product, which we don't carry. We decided long ago to leave that market to the box stores and focus on the mid-market and up. We hit the same thing...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 04-02-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,523
Posted By SawDoc
We have a lake to provide water, but we don't...

We have a lake to provide water, but we don't have our own electricity. The have to bring it in on big wires.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 03-29-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,523
Posted By SawDoc
Going paperless would be nice, but we would have...

Going paperless would be nice, but we would have to install a bidet and an electric hand dryer.:rofl:
Forum: Sales Department 03-29-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,319
Posted By SawDoc
Here it is March 2016, and we can't get mowers...

Here it is March 2016, and we can't get mowers from Cub again.:banghead: This early in the season, no one should be out of product. If they can't make projections any more accurately than this,...
Forum: Sales Department 06-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,319
Posted By SawDoc
Mower shortage

Any body else out there having problems getting mowers from your suppliers? This is the second year in a row that we cannot get product mid-season from Cub Cadet. Last year, it was the warehouse...
Forum: Equipment / Products 05-22-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,816
Posted By SawDoc
Cub told us that they had projected a 40%...

Cub told us that they had projected a 40% increase for this year and in actuality were running 40% above their projection. Another sales rep whom we trust told us that in his territory, dealers are...
Forum: Sales Department 03-11-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,601
Posted By SawDoc
Our Dec.-Feb. was the worst ever for us. We were...

Our Dec.-Feb. was the worst ever for us. We were poised for a great season till this late Feb. snow storm set us back at least 3 weeks. We are starting to get some service work in, which usually...
Forum: Service Department 01-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,022
Posted By SawDoc
Just finished my Gold recert today, and most of...

Just finished my Gold recert today, and most of the session was on the MDG 1 analyzer. The question was raised about charging and the general consensus was that you have to charge something extra to...
Forum: Service Department 01-10-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,022
Posted By SawDoc
Engine Analyzer

Are any of you other Stihl dealers planning to use the new Stihl engine analyzer for carb adjustments on older units? I understand that it can be used on units up to 8 years old for a more accurate...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,466
Posted By SawDoc
I don't think techs should be prevented from...

I don't think techs should be prevented from doing side work if it's on product that you wouldn't service in your shop, anyway. That being said, if a tech does repair work on products that you...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,809
Posted By SawDoc
There is a local ag dealer who is waiting for...

There is a local ag dealer who is waiting for Stihl. He would be the best prospect for both the product and the community. When we do get ready to go home, he is the first one I will talk to. Our...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,809
Posted By SawDoc
He has already told this guy that there will...

He has already told this guy that there will NEVER be another Stihl dealer in our town as long as we are in business. Besides, as my wife and I were just talking, if you wanted a Stihl or any other...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,809
Posted By SawDoc
Hi-jacking your business

How do you other dealers feel about someone trying to take your business out from under you? Here's what happened recently; my wife and I have run our dealership for 18 years and we finally grew...
Forum: Equipment / Products 09-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,435
Posted By SawDoc
We are looking at becoming a Kawasaki dealer,...

We are looking at becoming a Kawasaki dealer, Briggs has been on the decline for us the last two years. Any thoughts or suggestions? How is Kawasaki to deal with as far as order fill, discounts and...
Forum: Service Department 09-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,500
Posted By SawDoc
If it obvious that it should be denied, why are...

If it obvious that it should be denied, why are you submitting it in the first place?
Forum: Employment, Insurance and Finance 09-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,649
Posted By SawDoc
My health ins. is Anthem-Blue Cross. Just got...

My health ins. is Anthem-Blue Cross. Just got renewal policy for next year, mine went up $30, the wife's stayed the same. Hers is over $600 and mine is about $950. Not much basic coverage on...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 07-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,992
Posted By SawDoc
Last year was great, this year not so much. ...

Last year was great, this year not so much. Whole goods are off, repairs are even, or maybe up a bit. Our season started off really bad, but has improved as time went by, but there's just not...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 07-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,368
Posted By SawDoc
Three months later, that dang washer still runs...

Three months later, that dang washer still runs 4-5 hours a day. I guess the pump is keeping just enough load on it to hold together. It really surges when he lets off the trigger. BTW, this guy...
Forum: Parts Department 05-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,250
Posted By SawDoc
We tell people that (a) we are not a Husqvarna...

We tell people that (a) we are not a Husqvarna dealer so we can't get parts, and (b) if they insist on leaving it, anyway, we will check it out and they can get their own parts, and (c) when they...
Forum: Equipment / Products 05-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,387
Posted By SawDoc
On our last floor check, TCF has went to an...

On our last floor check, TCF has went to an outside auditing firm. I came in late that morning and my wife was in a panic because the floor checker couldn't find a push mower that was supposed to be...
Forum: Parts Department 05-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,777
Posted By SawDoc
When I was young, I got mine at the pool hall.

When I was young, I got mine at the pool hall.
Forum: Equipment / Products 04-20-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,208
Posted By SawDoc
Stihlydan, I agree with your comments concerning...

Stihlydan, I agree with your comments concerning fuels and preservation. We tell our customers to use Moto-Mix if they can afford it, otherwise, fill the tank with Moto-Mix and run the unit 10-15...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 04-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,368
Posted By SawDoc
They don't make a lot of sense. They have the...

They don't make a lot of sense. They have the lot sealed and striped once a year, and wash it all off within the first month. BTW, Mowergirl, we are downwind of the DQ. We always know every time...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 04-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,368
Posted By SawDoc
High Revving Engine

The Dairy Queen next door has a guy who washes the lot every day. He recently got a new Generac pressure washer. About three days ago, my tech and I were listening to it and decided that it was way...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 03-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,749
Posted By SawDoc
I have started explaining that we sell our time,...

I have started explaining that we sell our time, and if I give up time away from the bench, I need their billing address so I can bill them for our hourly rate. This usually gets a hang up or a...
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