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why dont dealers stock parts?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    every time i order anything, have to order, just a major pita

    even simple bolts, nuts, cylinders, cutting edges etc...
  2. pyro29

    pyro29 Member
    Messages: 74

    ...because they don't have to. Some dealers do take the extra step and stock parts but that is on their own free will, not because the manufacturer tells them they have to.
  3. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    Why put the money up front if they don't have to ? but a smart dealer will stock common products and items that sell the most
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    my dealer stocks everything....you name it he has it in stock
  5. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
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    Messages: 171

    My fisher dealer does too, i love it.
  6. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Our local Boss dealer keeps as much as they can in stock. Most of the time you can just walk right in and get the common stuff, the not so common tends to have to be ordered but they keep a pretty good inventory on hand.

    GLSCPE Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Buy the Boss repair kit, I have 6 of them we keep them in our trucks and in the shop. Our Boss dealer stocks everything, even at 3 am I can walk in there and get whatever I need. If for some reason they don't have it on the shelf they will take it off another plow!
    Repair kits... or new dealer!
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe because your in NJ?And he don't want to carry 10 year old parts.
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Stock the common stuff yourself. Which is what anyone should be doing anyway. Various bolts, hoses, couple solenoids, springs, SH switch etc should all be on the shelf and ready to go on a moments notice. Just good business practice.
  10. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    With the economy the way it has been some just cant afford to have the money laying around, which is understandable. We have been slammed in the DC area with snow so far...but the past few years this hasnt been the case, and Jerseys weather is similar to here.So I can see why it could be an issue.
  11. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,830

    Buy extra of everything, and fluid by the case. :rolleyes:. The only dealer that was far from me, sold everything but Fluid. I ordered it by the case. I found out that a trucking outfit just became a dealer. Now i have one 5 min from my house. :bluebounc