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New bussiness

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Bart, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Jan 9, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    Bart

    Bart [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of starting a small engine repair the shop's in my town charge way to much to fix lawn mower's and those type thing's my friend paid 175 for oil and filter change and blades sharped what do yall think is it a good idea or not.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Not sure about NC but down here it's an excellent idea. See if you can get some of the private owned lawn care businesses to sign contracts with you.

    There's a lot of money to be made if you can do two-stroke too, doesn't seem to be too many shops down here that can handle them for some reason.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    We know how to do them too there kind of easy I talked with the same friend that got ripped off he sell appliances at lowes he say people are fixing there old appliances instead of buying new ones because of the economy so I assume that will go for lawn equipment as well.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    I worked at Mike's Lawnmowers in Ocala FL as a small engine mechanic when I first moved down here. I always figured two strokes were easy too, it's either mechanically broken, gummed up, or the reeds are busted. But I was the only one of six mechanics there that could get one running!

    If it snows where you're at cover snowblowers too. You'll get a bunch of business first snow from the people who don't know to use a fuel preservative, then again in the spring with lawnmowers from the same people.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    We don't have any snow blowers I'm 2 hrs north of ATL so not much snow.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    longbow I see you now..................

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    If it will work for you, do it!! One thing though............"Keep good books"
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  7. Jan 10, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    johneman Life is good!!

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    Sounds like a good idea:D. If you have any golf courses nearby you can see if they gas or electric carts and if they have gas ask the club for a chance to repair them.
     
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