Originally Posted by 14muddn
When I buy anything (landscaping equipment, power sports, tools, etc) I don't even consider a brand unless there is a local dealer. Sure you can order parts online but most decent dealers have common replacement parts stocked (or can quickly get them) and can service the equipment if needed. Resale is also much higher for these reasons.
........the original poster is talking about a "Toy" not a piece of equipment for his Buisness. Its a different scenario. You use yours every day, he will be using his on weekends and vacations.