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Well it's been a great lifestyle, but I'm too busted to continue.

Sold the business, truck and gear.

Dunno what I'll do next, but THANKS and best wishes to my fellow grassies and gardeners - LSTYD.

 

Probably stick the nose in occasionally - thanks for a great forum.


Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Cheers mate!, I think everyone has used your great advice and tips.

All the best


Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:17 PM

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Good Luck mate.

 

Hope you hang around and stick ya nose in when ya can.


Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

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Take Care Mate and Enjoy  :)


Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:24 PM

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Good luck Arfa. You put in a big innings for the team.

 

Who knows, after a few months tinkering in your shed,we might see Aussie Arfa Mowers at our dealers :)


Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

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Best wishes Arfa,

 

I read your thread over on Indmowing and your contributions here as I was coming back to mowing after 15 years away - really helped set me up for this phase of my life.

 

All the best for your future endeavours - when one door closes.........

 

Hopefully your next phase will involve less walking around in circles behind a mower in summer :)


Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

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damn mate,   im a little jelous lol

 

hope life takes you somewhere cooler and with less wear and tear on the body mate


Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:53 PM

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good luck with the future mate, been a great source of info & inspiration  :)


Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:05 PM

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So sad to see you move on. Enjoyed reading your musings. You certainly proved that the industry of retailers and repairers are brainless and anyone with half a brain could do better.
Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

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Hi Arfa,

 

Thank you for sharing your knowledge on mowing and life in general. You're a good man.

 

Regards

Blair


Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:53 AM

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Hi Arfa,

 

If your up to it, it'd interesting to know any information on your experience of selling your business.

 

Reagards

Blair


Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

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All the best and thanks for the tips.


Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

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And humour :)


Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:44 PM

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Like everyone else Arfa, thanx for your contributions here & else where.

You've supplied us with great info, many including myself have benefitted.

Keep looking in & good luck for the future.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

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Wow, - overwhelmed !

This is what I'll miss most - great people. All the comments prove what a great bunch of blokes (and ladies) this industry is made up of.

Thanks to all of you for your own contributions to this forum.

Thanks for being "Aussie" enough to give a #### about others, and lend a hand where you can.

 

Look after yourselves, 

Cheers 


Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:40 AM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Hi Arfa,

 

If your up to it, it'd interesting to know any information on your experience of selling your business.

 

Reagards

Blair

Posted it on Gumtree, got stacks of phone calls from every idiot ever born - even one scammer from Africa.... go figure?

2x local blokes were genuinely interested with good offers around what I was asking.

Priced at $/cut x10 (for quick sale) + $gear, $machinery and $2x trucks.

Sold at $/cut x7.5 + $gear, $machinery and $1x truck.

Actually sold to the bloke with the lower offer 3 days after listing for sale - simply because he was "the right bloke" to look after my customers. He had the right attitude, personality, skills.

Worked  2x weeks with the new owner introducing him to customers and showing him the tricks and trips. It's been another week now and seems to be going well. All the existing customers have transferred over and seem OK with the shift. He can offer a lot of the services I had to decline due to failing health over the past 5 years.

Got so many cards, gifts, wife got sent flowers, customers teared up, I teared up, what a lovely bunch of people to spend the last 20 years with.

Not really any hassles - probably because the sale revolved around people first, money second. We'll review the customer base in another week, and I'll compensate for any loss of clients due to the change (only 2 so far - who I originally told I was shutting down before other customers convinced me to sell). Then it's all done.

 

Hope that helps you.


Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Like everyone else Arfa, thanx for your contributions here & else where.

You've supplied us with great info, many including myself have benefitted.

Keep looking in & good luck for the future.

 

Cheers Fred.

Over the years I've benefitted from other forums (Delica club, Nissan Patrol, and countless researches into little problems and fixes that the "experts" have no clue about, but ordinary blokes like us have had to find ways around). If it wasn't for the the advice and knowledge given freely by all these uneducated geniuses, it would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars and probably most of my hair to solve those issues.

Thanks to lawn club I've learnt a lot more than you realise.

Thanks to lawn club I can pay a bit back, and maybe help someone in the same way as I've been helped. 

Thanks to all the people who take a little bit of time to put a little bit back into the world, forums like lawn club exist.

 

Circle of Kharma.


Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


Blair B
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"Posted it on Gumtree, got stacks of phone calls from every idiot ever born"

 

Hi Arfa,

Fantastic information.

 

Interesting to see how you went about things with pricing, using Gumtree and handing over to the right bloke. He landed himself a good round, of an honest man.

 

 

Thank you mate.

Regards

Blair


Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:24 AM




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