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Author Topic: There are Stihl dealers then there are Stihl sellers.  (Read 1532 times)

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There are Stihl dealers then there are Stihl sellers.
« on: January 24, 2012, 08:19:38 AM »
Howdy:

I have a lot next door to my house that is owned by a wonderful gentleman (David) who clears lots and puts in gravel/shell roads for those who are building a new home.  When he clears a lot part of the agreement is the removal of debris and the selling of those trees with a market value.  What cannot be sold at the mill and is suitable for firewood he brings to his property to be cut and sold for their heating value.  He is also a collector of Stihl saws with a gift of bringing dead saws back to a useful life.  (He currently has 48 saws in his home workshop, just in case he needs one.)  Which brings me to the reason for this post.  Another neighbor had taken his saw into a dealer for repair and he got a bill for $35.00 and a tag on it that said, "Dead".  They tried to sell him a new saw.  Not having the money he gave the saw to David for parts and David had it running in under 10 minutes and gave the saw back to our friend.  There are true dealers and then there are saw sellers.

When I get tired of messing with my MS 390 not idling I know where to get my saw fixed right.

God Bless, Ward.
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Re: There are Stihl dealers then there are Stihl sellers.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 06:08:52 PM »
ok, where does this guy live, can I be his neighbor?
I cut it twice and it's still too short

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Re: There are Stihl dealers then there are Stihl sellers.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 06:43:14 PM »

 Good saw shops, any brand are real hard too find. None around here but I quit looking and fix my own.    Steve
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Re: There are Stihl dealers then there are Stihl sellers.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »

Ward, what a GREAT story! So glad to hear there are still shops out there like this.. Just wish it was in my back yard!! lol   Thanks for ur post :)
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