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09-08-2006, 11:00 AM #1
a best time to buy?
Unless I can find a good used tractor, I'm going to buy a new kubota GR2100.
Is there a best time to buy? It's almost the end of the season and if I buy it now, it'll just sit over the winter. Kubota does have nice financing options available now - it's hard to beat 0% for 36 months. Will I have a btter shoot at a better price if I wait until October or November?
I also wonder if there's any rumors of a new model coming out over the winter. I'd hate to spend $7k to have a new model arrive before I really got a chance to use the thing!Massey Ferguson 1428v, 1464 FEL, Woods PRD6000, Woods BB60, and 7' rear blade.
09-08-2006, 02:10 PM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- Western MD
Re: a best time to buy?Originally Posted by GaryS
1) When I was doing research for my first tractor years ago, the internet wasn't anywhere near as useful or powerful as it is today so I did a lot of driving around. ALL the places like (don't laugh) TS, Sears, Lowes, etc had tractors at sometimes deeply discounted prices in the Fall (got my last one 25% off what I would have paid in July.)
2) The dealerships also had LOTS of used tractors on their lots. Unfortunately most salesmen (across brands) were either on the level of the used car salesman (sleezeball-type) which really turns me off, or they were playing hardball with fairly high prices for used machines, while claiming that they had no room to work with at all on prices for new machines. I didn't believe that for a minute and sure enough, come late October when I went back for the last time, most had sold nary a tractor, which you can be sure didn't please their owners much.
3) Search these forums and the net about new Kubs, I'm pretty darn sure I've read severral times there's a slew of new models being announced by the co I think next month.
4) MY MISTAKE
I one instance at least, I was treated flat out rudely by the salesman (the same kind of idiot who has email on his business card but "never reads his email", this is the kind of stuff that I was shocked to read on these forums still happens TODAY, in 2006, even when a fellow walks into a dealership to buy a 50K tractor CASH!) in another instance two floor guys were jibberjabbering and let me walk around their lot for almost an hour without ever evn acknowledging my presence. The big mistake I made was not taking 15 minutes to just lay down the facts on paper and address that in a letter to the local dealership's owner, cc'd to the brand's headquarters. I really liked their machines and who knows, maybe they would have contacted me back with an apology and a good offer as any deecnt company would do? But my main point is that 99% of the time, you can be sure that the boss and the brand are completely unaware of the crap SOME salespeople get away with (please do not hear me wrong, there ARE some decent and competent sales people out there.) It hurts the business (in my case, one dealership lost out on an extra 45K or so when a farmer neighbor casually asked me how my tractor hunt was going and I told him) it hurts the brand and frankly, what reasonable dealer would want say, 200K of dead money sitting on their sales floor throughout 6-8 months of the year when they could get rid of that for say, 160-180K that would grow interest in the bank!
Hey Gary you're a lucky guy to have enough dough to even look at a new GR2100, it sure looks like a wonderful machine!
09-09-2006, 06:19 PM #3
Re: a best time to buy?Originally Posted by orgt
The GR2100 has most of what I'm looking for: all wheel drive & the diesel. I'd really like to have 4wd and I'd prefer better hitch options for the rear. But these are minor complaints.
Anyone hear of updates or new models coming next year for the GR2100?
Last edited by GaryS; 09-09-2006 at 06:34 PM.Massey Ferguson 1428v, 1464 FEL, Woods PRD6000, Woods BB60, and 7' rear blade.
09-09-2006, 08:35 PM #4
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- May 2006
- Central, Mn
- JD 585
Re: a best time to buy?
If new tractors are coming out, then that is the best time to buy what is still in inventory. They will discount them to get rid of them on order to not have them on the lot next to the "latest and greatest" new models. Now, if your more concerned about buying the "latest and greatest", forget about getting good deals unless you are in good with the dealer.
If $$$ is what your more concerned with, use the new models coming out to your advantage. Use them as leverage to hammer out a good deal on what is in inventory. Now, when I say what is in inventory, it doesn't alway's mean what is out front. The factory might be building the last of the old model and selling them a little lower to the dealers in order to get rid of the inventory they have. This is where the killer deals on new tractors can be had. Good luck.