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Why such differences in prices for equipment in NJ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Here are a few examples..

    9'2" V XT Boss plow, LAST YEAR $5900 local plus tax picked up, i install it
    i see them online $5,100~ but in various other states?

    I see Salt Dogg 2yd poly box salt hopper all elec spreaders $3000-3200....
    Go into my more local NJ dealer... they have the exact model in the back of a dump body f550 truck.... i ask him how much, he first says 6k+ lol. I said are you sure? ive seen them in the 3k range online already.

    He checks the computer with that serial #.. comes back $4,399.00 WTF?

    For $6200 i can buy two and they want over $4600 after tax :/

    I mean im all for supporting our local dealers.. but even the Boss dealers for plows locally suck for price, theyre always many hundreds higher... even for tailgate spreaders i was quoted over $2k for the tgs1100s that we run that we normally pay $1600 for :(
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    It's the NYC virus...........manufacturers and their dealers in NJ, especially those near NY and afluent NJ counties play the numbers game.......Kinda like buying a car.
  3. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I suppose that's true for alot of things. I mean a retail price just comes down to the wholesale + markup. With the markup being dependant on the retailer's overhead and such. So different retailers will have different prices

    A few years ago I was in the market for a dump trailer. I shopped around at the local places, and got prices between $5500 and 8300 for similar equipment. But I finally ended up going out of state, and found a price of $4000.

    I'm all up for supporting the local guy too, but for large purchases like this, if I can save $1k by going somewhere else, I will in a heartbeat.
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Yeah same here.. we just bought a 34' gooseneck 14k equipment trailer, all decked out with side stake pockets, rails for our fork lift attachment, extra wheel/tire mounted up, 12" side rail beams and 16" up front, dot tape down both sides and back.. was in the area of $5400 lol. I had prices in NJ LAST YEAR for the same trailer well over 10k

    I looked at trailers that were the same weight, 14k rating and only 24' open deck for $8699, a deckover in a 30' for $9999 like theyre retarted in thinking the shipping from the southern states to NJ warrants them almost 100% markup with profit margins :/
  5. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    that's really what my experience was too. I live in MA, I drove down to MD to get my trailer. Even with gas, tolls, an overnight in a motel, and food it was still cheaper than buying it up here. With my Enclosed trailer as well, I drove out to IN to pick that up.

    I find that in much of the northeast everything is more expensive. i almost always buy big purchases out of state or used.