Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

when to buy


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
David Norton
New User


Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Posts: 4


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When is the best time of year (Spring or Fall) to purchase a new Lawn tractor to realize the best deal?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
D beatty
Tractor Expert


Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 1872


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Generally fall time of year because dealers don't want to set on a large inventory over winter.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tom Arnold
Long Time User


Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 1231


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Usually, the slowest time for sales is in January and February. Some tractors get sold in the fall because new owners intend to blow or plow snow with them. Others are bought as presents. All of that ends when December turns to January.

At that point, the new year has arrived and the dealers will be receiving the new inventory for the coming season. Many are anxious to blow out the inventory from the previous year, especially if the new models are different in appearance. Sears is one brand that comes to mind.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
ztrmowers
Regular


Joined: 30 Jan 2013
Posts: 127


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

what you looking for in lawn tractor come look if close having very good luck with the units go to Dixon ztr or tractors
 
Back to top
View user's profile
DaninKansas
Long Time User


Joined: 23 May 2013
Posts: 1065


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Usually early fall.

If you wait until mid winter they already have them in storage and off the floor.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
504
Tractor Expert


Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 2950


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now, my dealer plans to have all of his new 2014 inventory sold by the first of April. Nobody buys a garden tractor during deer season:)
 
Back to top
View user's profile
ShadetreeRet
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jun 2011
Posts: 6346


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tom is right about places like Sears. I bought a 21HP Craftsman from Sears in May of 2010, but it was a carryover. The new models were almost identical except for one or two feature changes, I saved about $400.
Another thing to consider, especially about Sears, they have quite a few mowers returned for various reasons.These units are repaired and sold through the retail stores at up to 50% off,with a new warranty. I know a man who has bought his last two mowers this way and never had a minutes trouble.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
hd6gtom
Long Time User


Joined: 20 Jan 2011
Posts: 1296


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The last 3 I bought were at local JD dealer, bought them out of snowbanks in Feb. Got a real good deal on all 3.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
D beatty
Tractor Expert


Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 1872


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He's a big dreamer to have all his 2014 inventory sold by first of April or he has a small inventory. Dealers around here would love to have all their invetory sold by April.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tom Arnold
Long Time User


Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 1231


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you sell all of your inventory by April first, then what do you sell for the next 8 months?

Of course, April first is April Fool's Day so perhaps this is just a joke.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
joe csuti
Tractor Expert


Joined: 30 Mar 2009
Posts: 1780


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Many of the big tag items sold by sears(lawn tractors,home appliances etc)while being new may actually have been made 1-3 yrs ago.

When sears contracts to have X number of units built of a certain model/model number by a mfg they usually have a clause in contract that at end of season/mod yr or after a certain date all unsold units in main warehouse are returned to mfg for credit,the exception might be display units in store or odd number of boxed units in store stock.When units shipped back to mfg they are usually sent to a rework line,cosmetic changes(sheetmetal,electrical,etc)are made to make returned item look like new mod yr item in addition to adding any new features or removing or upgrade one/more that was troublesome in the past yr.After changes made these units are reboxed,given a new mod/sn & shipped back to sears to satisfy X number of items in new contract,depending on how many times unit went unsold & returned to mfg & updated the basic unit may be several yrs old although still new.

I worked for frigidare which is a division of electrolux for 7 yrs,this division made sears window ac units in addition to several other brands,starting in Oct. we would get start getting back 5-10k unsold units from sears for credit,these units were sent to a rework line setup in rear of warehouse & usually ran fall-spring,these returned units had whatever cosmetic/electrical changes made to them that were needed to make them look/operate like new mod yr units,a new id tag with new mod/sn was installed,new paperwork/manual furnished & unit reboxed & sent back to sears as a new mod yr unit,many times if unit was returned unsold & it was too costly to rework these units were sold to discount appliance stores at a large discount or sold thru company stores in all the Electrolux divisions at cost+a drop shipping fee to plant where ordered after the sears name was removed & frigidare/other brand name tag & mod/sn tag was installed along with a new box/paper work to match.I bought a new 3 yr old 26 cubic ft side by side refrig/freezer in 02 for $350 inc shipping thru company store & a 2 yr old top of the line washer in 87 for $150 inc shipping that I'm still useing today.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
504
Tractor Expert


Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 2950


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He has done it for more years than me or you.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Bret4207
Tractor Guru


Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 6363
Location: St Lawrence Valley, Northern NY

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:31 am    Post subject: Re: when to buy Reply to specific post Reply with quote

joe csuti wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:04:24 11/20/13)
I worked for frigidare which is a division of electrolux for 7 yrs,this division made sears window ac units in addition to several other brands,starting in Oct. we would get start getting back 5-10k unsold units from sears for credit,these units were sent to a rework line setup in rear of warehouse & usually ran fall-spring,these returned units had whatever cosmetic/electrical changes made to them that were needed to make them look/operate like new mod yr units,a new id tag with new mod/sn was installed,new paperwork/manual furnished & unit reboxed & sent back to sears as a new mod yr unit,many times if unit was returned unsold & it was too costly to rework these units were sold to discount appliance stores at a large discount or sold thru company stores in all the Electrolux divisions at cost+a drop shipping fee to plant where ordered after the sears name was removed & frigidare/other brand name tag & mod/sn tag was installed along with a new box/paper work to match.I bought a new 3 yr old 26 cubic ft side by side refrig/freezer in 02 for $350 inc shipping thru company store & a 2 yr old top of the line washer in 87 for $150 inc shipping that I'm still useing today.



Holy smokes! I always figured something like that happened. Nice to be proven right. Thanks again Joe!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Garden Tractors All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters