As a small, single,
female, walking into any Power Equipment store can be a little intimidating. I
know I can't be the only woman who worries about being scammed, mistreated, or
underestimated. In my journey for the perfect Snow Blower, I had gone to a few
bad dealership before I finally found a great one! Here are 5 Tell tale signs
you are dealing with and upstanding Power Equipment Dealer.
1.) They will greet you
at the door.
Nothing is worse than
feeling like you are being completely ignored when you are shopping for
something expensive, or waiting to get your machine serviced. A great Power
Equipment Dealership should have a person ready and waiting to greet you by the
door with a happy easy going expression.
2.) The showroom is
clean and well organized.
A huge sign of poor
management for any Dealership is a dirty store. If you don't care enough to
clean your own store, why would you care enough to thoroughly service my
machine? Or care enough to sell me something that is new and working for that
matter. So after you have been greeted, scope out the area and make sure
everything is looking in order.
3.) The salesman looks
you in the eye.
Your salesperson should
be able to look you in the eye while selling to you or while he is explaining
something to you. When someone is able to look you in the eye it shows that
they are honest. If his eyes are darting around, or he is unable to hold eye
contact for an entire conversation.... Be careful, chances are he isn't being
honest with you.
4.) Your salesperson
gives you his contact information.
Your salesperson should
not be nervous about giving you his information. He should be proud to stand by
his words. They should also be to able direct you to a functional website, and
show you how you can use it to better your experience.
5.) Explain reasons for
After you have bought
your machine from a reputable dealership and used it for a couple seasons, wear
and tear will occur. You should be able to bring your machine back to your
trusted dealership for service. Your salesperson should be able to thoroughly explain
all repairs and why you need them. If you feel as though they are tacking on
extra work to a machine that had one problem, be careful, ask them detailed
questions. If they are being honest, they should have no issue answering your
in conclusion, stay sharp, trust your instincts, and stay strong in your
decisions. You will know when you are being treated fairly, and when you are
working with an excellent Power Equipment Dealership. The dealership I worked
with was local to me, however, they had an online store that anyone can go on!