So I apologize in advance for post-whoring all over the place. The lack of snow really sucks. We don't really have a whole lot going on this time of year unless the white stuff flies. So I get bored. Real bored.
Tom did I gather from that post that you're not digging being a dealer....?
I wish I could say the same. No margin, too many brands, weather dependant, people beating down the door when they need them but forget about you until that point. Such a hassle. The less suburban areas would have been a better fit for me, but this area just needed this type of work so I jumped in head first. And here I am, bored as hell because there's no snow :boring:
We're going to be moving the shop here in two weeks from a slightly rural, to a very rural area.
We're going from 3,500$ a month overhead down to about 1000$
We just parted ways with Toro, so we're just down to Stihl for whole goods.
Their margins arent great but the product, all of their products are a guaranteed sellers.
Mowers/tractors are a good chunk of my market, I'd have to have something along those lines to keep the main flow of customers coming through the doors. I'd love to have Stihl/Husqvarna side by side but there's a Stihl dealer nearby, been there for quite some time. Not sure I could do well enough to make it worthwhile to have both.
Good luck with the move and all the changes. Hope it proves to be a solid decision.
TK what lines do you have?
Building is being delivered and assembled Jan 19th and 20th then it's a race to get
the placed wired, insulated, dry walled and lights installed.
We're hoping to open the first week or two of February.