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Thinking of starting a lawnmower repair service.

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    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Simple machines without computers.
    I figure I could buy a van or a pickup with a cap and do onsite service to do basic stuff and maybe a trailer to bring things back home to do more extensive repairs.
    I have the tools ,I have the knowledge what could go wrong?
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    offer tune up services and "racing" accessories such as tuned pipes and "racing" air feelters.
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    Originally posted by AngryOnion Simple machines without computers.
    I figure I could buy a van or a pickup with a cap and do onsite service to do basic stuff and maybe a trailer to bring things back home to do more extensive repairs.
    I have the tools ,I have the knowledge what could go wrong?

    Sounds cool, how many hours do you wanna work? Idk if you've worked out of a service truck before but I think a van is WAY more practical than a truck topper, unless you like crawling in the back of a truck on your hands and knees all the time for the stuff you can't reach from the sides. I feel like people get stuck on the idea of using pickups because they are cooler or more macho than a van. Only way I see a truck winning is if you think you need 4x4 and/or need to tow extremely heavy.
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    because vans re associated with perverts and pedos.
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    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Ya I still have to think this through.
    I don't want to work a lot but I could set it up so I could work when I want.
    Riding mowers are simple shit basic I never did any repairs on one till yesterday.
    Replacing the main drive belt on my mower was easy pesesy.
    Simple machines I never realized how easy these things are to work on after working on all manor of European shit boxes this stuff is a cake walk.
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    How are you going to get leads/customers? Just posting on craigslist , Facebook, flyers ,basically most of the free or cheap ways you should expect a ton of dipshits and poor/tight-ass people to try and waste your time on the phone and even in-person after you spent your gas to go look at their POS small engine.

    ( think of some of the tight-asses on here who would call 10 different mower shops and try to flex on all of them about "oh I could totally do it myself I'm a genius, I just don't have time right now" and trying to beat you up on price " I'll have you know, you better EARN my business by giving me a really good price because I'll be wasting 9other people's time with the same crap after I'm thru talking to you" yep , who ever wants to make the least money I will consider BLESSING with my business.

    And yet then they would come brag on here about how smart they are for not letting some conman mower guy get over on them and literally not even get it fixed because they would rather spend the money on something fun like a new DVD player.

    Anyway on-site repair sounds like a premium service to me ( it's pretty convenient not having to put your mower in your car driving to a shop ) if you're hoping to make more than poverty wages I'd try something like charging a dispatch fee charging say $50 or whatever you need to charge to come over and look at their busted crap, if you want to take that off the bill if they have you do the work you could do that, or not. But then you know they are somewhat qualified customers they're already willing to pay you money to come over , good chance they are ready to have you do the job and not some b******* time waster
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    Rape Monster Space Nigga
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by AngryOnion Simple machines without computers.
    I figure I could buy a van or a pickup with a cap and do onsite service to do basic stuff and maybe a trailer to bring things back home to do more extensive repairs.
    I have the tools ,I have the knowledge what could go wrong?

    You might make more getting broken mowers for free, reparing them, and selling them at flea markets. I saw a lot of that in Florida.
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    cigreting Naturally Camouflaged
    Id do the buy broken then fix and sell. Too much hassle with people and repairs. Ive done both in my younger years for some nice extra cash.
    With repairs youll change their oil, then their fuckin wheel will fall off the next year when they mow n theyll blame you. "It was fine until u worked on it"
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    Originally posted by Speedy Parker You might make more getting broken mowers for free, reparing them, and selling them at flea markets. I saw a lot of that in Florida.

    what was the "that" that you saw in flodida ?

    a- people getting broken lawn mowers for free.

    b- free broken mowers.

    c- people repairing and selling lawn mowers at the flea markets.

    d- flea markets.

    e- people selling repaired broken lawn mowers at the flea market.

    f- people getting more money
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by cigreting Id do the buy broken then fix and sell. Too much hassle with people and repairs. Ive done both in my younger years for some nice extra cash.
    With repairs youll change their oil, then their fuckin wheel will fall off the next year when they mow n theyll blame you. "It was fine until u worked on it"

    I ran into the same shit in the late 90s doing home office/small office PC and peripherals repairs. I'd upgrade their memory in March, in June their sound card or some other component would shit the bed and they'd call me like, "Well we never had a problem with the sound until after you worked on it".
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny what was the "that" that you saw in flodida ?

    a- people getting broken lawn mowers for free.

    b- free broken mowers.

    c- people repairing and selling lawn mowers at the flea markets.

    d- flea markets.

    e- people selling repaired broken lawn mowers at the flea market.

    f- people getting more money

    Figure it out for yourself scooter. I'm not here to play 20 questions with your stupid ass.
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    eversince granada youve been shy from answering my questions.

    is everything alright.
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    Originally posted by AngryOnion Simple machines without computers.
    I figure I could buy a van or a pickup with a cap and do onsite service to do basic stuff and maybe a trailer to bring things back home to do more extensive repairs.
    I have the tools ,I have the knowledge what could go wrong?

    Sounds like a good plan to me.
  15. #15
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by I Live In Your Crawlspace Secretly4 How are you going to get leads/customers? Just posting on craigslist , Facebook, flyers ,basically most of the free or cheap ways you should expect a ton of dipshits and poor/tight-ass people to try and waste your time on the phone and even in-person after you spent your gas to go look at their POS small engine.

    ( think of some of the tight-asses on here who would call 10 different mower shops and try to flex on all of them about "oh I could totally do it myself I'm a genius, I just don't have time right now" and trying to beat you up on price " I'll have you know, you better EARN my business by giving me a really good price because I'll be wasting 9other people's time with the same crap after I'm thru talking to you" yep , who ever wants to make the least money I will consider BLESSING with my business.

    And yet then they would come brag on here about how smart they are for not letting some conman mower guy get over on them and literally not even get it fixed because they would rather spend the money on something fun like a new DVD player.

    Anyway on-site repair sounds like a premium service to me ( it's pretty convenient not having to put your mower in your car driving to a shop ) if you're hoping to make more than poverty wages I'd try something like charging a dispatch fee charging say $50 or whatever you need to charge to come over and look at their busted crap, if you want to take that off the bill if they have you do the work you could do that, or not. But then you know they are somewhat qualified customers they're already willing to pay you money to come over , good chance they are ready to have you do the job and not some b******* time waster

    If i had a driveable lawn-mower, i'd definitely let a lawn mower guy fix it, and if he does a good job i'd even give him a tip, even though that's culturally unusual for my home country. Just like plumbing, you call the plumber or have a mechanic fix my car idk why you're making these comparisons to users here. If you can do the job and do it well i'll take it.
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny

    eversince granada youve been shy from answering my questions.

    is everything alright.



    Originally posted by Speedy Parker Figure it out for yourself scooter. I'm not here to play 20 questions with your stupid ass.
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    aw dont be shy
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny aw dont be shy



    Originally posted by Speedy Parker
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