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Fisher 8.5 V Pricing question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by kipper0827, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

    Hello, I am located in the Washington DC area. My local equipment dealer is a huge fisher supplier, they quoted me a 8.5 fisher V plow for 5800. That price includes everything. Is this the going rate in your area? Also is the XLS a better choice then a V plow? Thank you.
     
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,383

    We just paid 5900.00 for a new 8.6 Extreme V SS add in a deflector and Meyer curb guards came to around 6300.00
     
  3. plowsmart

    plowsmart Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 13

  4. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

    2011 gmc 2500 and 2010 dodge 2500. The price i was quoted includes installation too.
     
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,263

    Check out 4qte.com they have them cheaper.
     
  6. electricmanscot

    electricmanscot Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm having a 9'6 installed for $5500.00.
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    Stainless???
     
  8. electricmanscot

    electricmanscot Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    No, standard issue mild steel yellow. Picking it up tomorrow.
     
  9. jjcap02703

    jjcap02703 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I had one installed this past July, 8'6" XV SS. It was $5,450.00 installed. They said it would cost more if I waited until after Sept. 1st.
     
  10. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    I just got a 8.6 and a 9.6 both stainless installed for 12000 including tax I forget the specific prices before tax but they were not that much different in price, I got prices from 4qte and they only beat my dealer by less than 300 dollars, and then I would have to install it. To me 300 bucks a plow is well worth it, to not have to worry about installing and being put to the back of the line at a dealer when something breaks on warranty, after all I was only down a truck a half day, they have the plowside ready when I showed up, if I did it I'm sure I would have lost at least a day per truck plus lost revenue
     
  11. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    just bought a 8'6" ms for 4726 I installed it myself
     
  12. Turnpike

    Turnpike Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 6

    I am having a SS V installed tomorrow for $5800. I was quoted $5400 for the painted steel one. This is in Bradford, VT at PTO's.

    Mike
     
  13. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    mike

    you should have drove to NH you would have saved yourself 3 or 4 hundred
     
  14. Turnpike

    Turnpike Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 6

    I understand the no tax in NH. I would have saved about $350 on the price. The dealer is about 10 minutes from my house. The closest dealer in NH is about 45 minutes away. Also as far as the tax deal goes, on major purchases, VT has started checking to make sure they are claimed.

    PTOs is well stocked with spare parts and has a good reputation in the area. I think the dealer support at 10 minutes away will work in my favor down the road (hopefully many years). Plus they run two plow trucks with the SS Extreme V as a side business.

    Mike
     
  15. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    $ 350 is a back-drag edge and a couple of thirty packs. Some of us have different priority's
     
  16. Turnpike

    Turnpike Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 6

    Gotcha, but the other point was proximity of dealer, his reputation, and the TAX DEPT. They have been checking the last few years and it does not go so well for folks who fail to claim out of state purchases that are not exempt. So the cost of fuel and time knocked that $350 down to at least $250 if not more (depending on if/when I have to go back to the dealer).

    Mike
     
  17. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Mike
    just because you buy the plow in NH you don't have to buy parts in NH if there is warranty work to be done you do not have to go to the place you bought it. If you have a shop near you with a good rep than that is reason enough to pay the extra cash. Do your prices include tax? I live in CT and drove to NH to get my plow, but the next closest price I got from the shops in my area was 400+tax, plus the shop that I got it from in NH has one of the best reps in the north east. I'm only bustin your chops. When you get a chance post a picture of your setup
     
  18. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    I think he is trying to say that if something breaks and need the dealer to fix it, he wants to be first in line. If customer A buys a Plow in his home town and customer B Buys it out of state and they both break down and go in to the dealer, who do you think they are going to fix first or be more willing to work with for me anyway it wasn't work losing a day of work to save a couple hundred, I would have saved on the plow but lost the day revenue but everyone's situation is different
     
  19. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I understand what he's saying, and if he has a dealer with a good reputation it's worth a little extra money to get equipment from them. If your going to lose out on revenue because the shop is putting you at the back of the line (which does not happen at good plow shop because they see you as a new potential customers) then you could always just fix it yourself. Or maybe they won't sell you the part because someone that has bought a plow from them may need it some day?
     
  20. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I'm sorry but you guys make way to big a deal about the "the installer will skip over you for repairs if you don't buy a plow from them" baloney. There may very well be favoritism that goes on at the dealer but that is reserved for his buddies, and if you think buying a plow from the dealer makes you his buddy, then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I can give you a great deal on