I've had my 1026R for a year now. It's been a workhorse and I've gotten a lot done with it. But I'm getting a little tired of fixing other people's problems on it. I really didn't know what to look for when I bought it used. If I knew then what I know now, I would have passed on it. The price was good, but one little thing after another is kinda negating that. I could keep it and drive it into the ground, but then it will be worth nothing. So I'm thinking about trading it in for a new 1025R. That way I have a clean slate and nobody else's neglect to keep fixing. So anyway, I've emailed 3 of the area dealers for pricing. Heard back from two of them.
WTF is this dealer participation / market development fee?
One of the dealers has the tractor for $12,000 and the other for $13,250. Both have the 120R loader coming in at $3800 including setup and fees. And both have the 60D with mulch kit coming in at $2800 including setup and fees. List price for the tractor, loader, and mower is $20,040. So out the door with all fees and discounts before tax I'm getting at best 7% off list. Seems crappy when I've read about people getting 10-15% off list.
What room do usually have to debate and haggle?