For the past two years, Bulldog Man and I have been looking at riding lawnmowers to make life much easier…….especially since we both are getting older. Each and every time, the price was just too much for our pockets.
On Saturday, Bulldog Man and I needed the heavy duty contractor garbage bags, because we ended up using all of the ones we had at home. So off to Lowe’s we went (usually we go to Home Depot, but avoided this area because there was an OU football game in town with heavy traffic).
As we were getting out of our truck in the parking lot, I noticed 1 John Deer driving mower sitting in the area where mowers are after being fixed. Both Bulldog Man and I examined the mower, it looked brand new. There was no price tag on the machine, so we went inside to talk to the sales representative in the lawn equipment section. The young lady advised this mower is usually $1499.00. I said okay, why is the machine in the repair section. “It’s in the repair section because when we took the machine out of the crate from shipping, the hydrostatic drive needed repair.” Lowe’s ended up replacing the hydrostatic drive and just placed the machine in the repair section for sale at a discounted price. Again, I asked what the price was she threw some numbers at us; I said is that price negotiable?? Her immediate response, “sure I can give you 40% off of this John Deer tractor today with a full 2 year warranty.” Both Bulldog Man and I looked at one another and said we will take it.
The representative said how do you want to pickup this machine, we said just deliver it…………..with the negotiation the delivery of the machine was free!!!
Oh how it pays to negotiate even with the big building supply stores J