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Old 04-22-2008, 05:57 PM
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Tanaka TBC-260PFL extended reach grass trimmer
Tanaka THT-210S hedge trimmer
Tanaka TBL-7800R backpack blower
Tanaka TLE-600 walk-behind edger
Tanaka TPE-260PF stick edger
Tanaka TCS-3401 pruning saw
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:12 PM
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Thanks for posting that in an open forum.

It's always nice for the customers to be able to search on the internet and find out what a dealer pays for a unit they are looking to buy so that they can go in and try and get them down to almost no profit on the unit.

It's also real helpful to the customer to look at that and make them think that dealers are raking in money like that on every piece of handheld equipment sitting on the shelf, when in actuality, with the cost of freight from the distributor going up, we are lucky to make 16% on something (which does not include set up and merchandising time).
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for posting that in an open forum.

It's always nice for the customers to be able to search on the internet and find out what a dealer pays for a unit they are looking to buy so that they can go in and try and get them down to almost no profit on the unit.

It's also real helpful to the customer to look at that and make them think that dealers are raking in money like that on every piece of handheld equipment sitting on the shelf, when in actuality, with the cost of freight from the distributor going up, we are lucky to make 16% on something (which does not include set up and merchandising time).
Do you really think they only sell to the dealer.LOL
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:15 PM
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Do you really think they only sell to the dealer.LOL
The post was edited at before noon today, probably before you saw that the pricing and everything was in the post.

However Mark, while you edited the post, you failed to edit the thread title which still shows the large margin percentage.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:38 AM
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Can we buy from Amazon also like what you are telling the LCO's to do on Lawnsite?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ghlight=tanaka

Sorry, just think that is a huge punch in the dealers face!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:59 AM
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Boy, this guy just keeps making new friends
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:55 AM
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Can we buy from Amazon also like what you are telling the LCO's to do on Lawnsite?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ghlight=tanaka

Sorry, just think that is a huge punch in the dealers face!!
Can you just hear somebody calling Amazon customer support and telling them they are having a problem with their Tanaka, and Amazon support asking them what language the book was written in?
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:30 PM
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Can we buy from Amazon also like what you are telling the LCO's to do on Lawnsite?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ghlight=tanaka

Sorry, just think that is a huge punch in the dealers face!!
You are either with your dealers or you aren't.

Dealers are tired of hearing different stories from the same manufacturer. We dealers must all look like Rodney Dangerfield because we sure don't get any respect. There is a high level of well deserved cynicism towards manufacturers amongst the dealer network. All we ask is a level playing field and to be treated honestly. Is it really too much to ask?
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:04 PM
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You are either with your dealers or you aren't.

Dealers are tired of hearing different stories from the same manufacturer. We dealers must all look like Rodney Dangerfield because we sure don't get any respect. There is a high level of well deserved cynicism towards manufacturers amongst the dealer network. All we ask is a level playing field and to be treated honestly. Is it really too much to ask?

Asking for a level playing field and to be treated honestly is not asking for too much. Maybe we need to demand more from our distributors and manufacturers. If Home Depot, Lowes and all the rest of the 'big boys' can make demands why can't we? As a group, we are very large. As a group providing service, we are it! Why don't we act together as a group, make demands as a group?
I hear a lot of griping and I am guilty of it too, but until we work as a group and demand changes, nothing will happen. I don't know where to start, but there has to be a way to make this better for all dealers.
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I agree with OLG. I sure most of us belong to one or more associations that only seem to want dues from us, but provide very little, if anything, in return. The problem is going to be finding a way to bind us all into one voice. There was a post on this forum not too long ago about a European "branding" concept that seemed interesting, where dealers were still independent but operated under a umbrella of sorts that gave them national recognition. I've seen no more about that, but it might be an approach to take.

Until we can do something like that, perhaps with the buying power to get OEM's paying attention, and all of us agreeing to stand our ground together, we'll all be treated as expendable entities that are easily ignored or replaced.
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