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Bad Luck or bad Dealer???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LMR, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. LMR

    LMR Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am new to plow site but not new to the industry. I drove 2+ hours this morning to get a plow installed by a dealer in Greenville, Ohio to save a few hundred bucks. Instead I left in a bad mood with no plow. The guy told me he didn't need anymore customers. Has anybody else had a bad experience like this with him or were we both having bad days?
  2. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    are you sure you were'nt @ my local Meyer dealer ?

    thats how they are too :mad:
  3. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I would bet that a dealer with that mentality will be out of business by the 1st of the year, that was just wrong on his end.

    you can look in the phone book under snow removal equipment and find alot of dealers, if you want to come to toledo I can hook you up with several up here. you can get almost any plow made up here too.
  4. LMR

    LMR Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    The old saying is true though "you get what you pay for" and I was trying to save a buck and it cost me half a day. go figure!
  5. windmill

    windmill Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Probably how some people are going to feel too when the snow comes and the plow guy who promised them good service at a low price doesn't show up either. Just bury your head in a pillow and scream, don't forget to pull back and breath after that though.
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    what kinda plow was it going to be? dont forget to check ebay for used if you are tight on cash, someone is selling new 7½' & 8' boss superduties with your choice of mount in the $2700 range
  7. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    I strongly believe in purchasing plows from someone local. When something breakes, you'll get better service if the dealer knows you are a customer.
  8. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I guess warranty service would be out of the question too?
  9. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Buy a BOSS plow and you wont have to worry about warranty repairs :D LMR...checkout midstate truck in Indy if you dont have a BOSS plow dealer near you.
  10. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    one thing to remember the further from you the place where you buy your plow even though it may be cheaper is also the further aways for parts.
  11. LMR

    LMR Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the input. it actually was going to be an 8' boss super duty. The one dealer I've found in my area is a great dealer however most times they have to order parts instead of in stock. Preference in this mostly meyers. (which I have on another truck) have heard a lot good about the boss though. This dealer I had the run in with is supposed to be one of the larger dealers in the state. I was not impressed. And I am sure service after the sale would be nonexistent.
  12. LMR

    LMR Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    sorry preference in this area mostly Meyers.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    no apologizes

    alot of men and woman have made a ton of money with meyer



    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    I have been to the dealer mentioned,and while my experience was not that bad...I have not been back.

    Who told you he was a large dealer?...him!

    the support and sales for plows is lean the more south you go and he does not get much more than you guys in colombus

    He may sell a few plows ,but as you saw then where is the money going? not into his side lot operation!

    he is just a good salesman that happened to be into plows
  15. MsQueen

    MsQueen Member
    Messages: 76

    I got 1/2 a plow installed today. Just the under-mount and wiring. The moldboard came later during the day and I had to pick up the truck without the actual plow. I'll go back on Saturday to collect it. But my point is...the guy I'm dealing with is a doll. He's so accommodating and nice. After all, they really should be, we are customers paying a hefty price! Good luck.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    any additional discount for your inconvience

  17. MsQueen

    MsQueen Member
    Messages: 76

    No, I didn't ask, in fact I haven't paid the bill yet. I also got timbrens and side steps installed.
  18. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    i can tell ya where a good boss dealer is but it would be about 4 hours or so from where your at but their definatly a reputiable dealer. probaly farther than you want to go. there running the 8' superdutys for $3556 installed and includeing tax.

    EDIT: if you are intrested PM me and i can give you the name phone # and address.
  19. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    LMR.......Its good you found out ahead of time
    just what kind of dealer he was !

    RUN...Do not walk away...............

    Any Western dealers nearby?.............geo
  20. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    This is a dumb question but did you have an appointment for the install or did you just drive out there?This is a crazy time of year and i don't know of any dealer in my area big or small who has the ability to handle "walk in's"

    If you did have an appointment,chaulk it up as a learning expierence,it happens to all of us:(