Just made a boat load of $$$...maybe

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Old 04-05-10, 12:27 PM
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Just made a boat load of $$$...maybe

No, not on my printer. Got an MTD push mower in the shop and the tranny is shot. I looked up the price of a new tranny, $135 and he said do it. I was going to order it after lunch. During lunch I was poking around on the computer and found this:
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Called and will look at it tonight.
 
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Old 04-05-10, 12:44 PM
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How does your customer feel about paying for a new part and getting a used part installed?
 
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Old 04-05-10, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tolyn Ironhand View Post
How does your customer feel about paying for a new part and getting a used part installed?
He is not going to pay the price of a new part. I am honest with my customers. I will tell him (& show him the mower) and will only charge him $60 for the tranny.
 
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Old 04-06-10, 09:05 AM
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My experience as a furnace repairman is that customers usually are glad to have a used part installed for a cheaper price if they get a guarantee on the part.


I offered that as an option when I had a good used part available.


I'm guessing your customer will go for that like a duck on a junebug. Even if they don't, nothing wrong with offering them a choice.
 
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Old 04-06-10, 11:26 AM
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He is not going to pay the price of a new part. I am honest with my customers. I will tell him (& show him the mower) and will only charge him $60 for the tranny.
Ok...Just checking.

So, did you get the used mower?
 
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Old 04-06-10, 01:06 PM
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I found a cheap mower that was the same model as one of mine a couple of years ago. I bought it and stripped off the parts I thought I could use. I've used several of those parts, which has saved me both time and money.

So even as a DIYer, I might spend for that, altho $50 sounds a bit rich for me. If I needed or could sell the tranmission thoough, I'd certainly go for it.
 
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Old 04-06-10, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tolyn Ironhand View Post
Ok...Just checking.

So, did you get the used mower?
Not yet. Had to reschedule. Will lok at it this weekend.
 
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