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Post by milspec6 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:49 pm

You math people have to go and throw logic into this. The concern is that the tax laws can change during any one of those years, negating the best laid plans of Mice and Men.

I am still planning on leasing come Fall after I get some solid usage out of this truck. The lack of headaches it provides just sounds good to me...not to mention easier storage during the winter.
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Post by dp1 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:07 am

Bob, you're right, that's why I said everything is up in the air, the one and only Donald already said he's going to do tax reform next, I think I prefer to see what's in it first before I spend that kind of money, but then again, even if they scrap section 179, I would still be able to depreciate the equipment in traditional way, it may not give me as much deductions.
The way they manage the budget now, it's kinda hard to believe that they will scrap that section 179 but you never know with these bozos.
I found an almost new everest hp 650 with e-idle down in midwest with 80 hours, he wants too much though ( $ 28 ), talked to him once, he said he's going to call me back and he never did, texted him the next day and he never replied. Oh well, it's his loss.
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Post by milspec6 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:17 pm

An Everest with 80 hours? That was a fast honeymoon.

I really don't see the Section 179 deduction going away as it really is a huge boost for sales of new equipment. It may also be why the equipment costs so damn much as well....like breakfast in an airport.

The one truth that I know when it comes to making any large purchase is that the best time to buy is when you don't need it. If you wait until you must have it, you pay accordingly.
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Post by dp1 on Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:26 pm

That is so true Bob, as of now seeing business is as slow as it is, I'm not sure how this is going to play out.
That everest sure is perfect, the only thing that's not is the price, for just a little bit more than $ 28 k, I can get a brand new sapphire 870 ss, no e idle of course but I honestly don't know how much the e-idle is going to help me because most of the time it's always 2 guys in the van anyway, the guy with the wand almost never stop wanding, that's why we get jobs done quick.
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Post by milspec6 on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:39 pm

You might have to wait until the business storms have passed and work load returns to more normal levels to make this decision. If the work is rolling in, that expenditure wouldn't bother me.

It always comes down to cash flow for a business.
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Post by Mo on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Spend the money on marketing.

You guys remember thay biz that moved into town two years ago that did google AdWords with my company name in the title. I was told by two people that they called him by accident. One time I actually showed up to a cleaning and he was in the driveway.

He had a brand new rig and now he's out of business. I dont see him on line . I had a job that used him last year. She said she called them and didn't get an answer
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Post by milspec6 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:38 pm

Marketing is probably more important in this industry. I wonder if that guy has relocated and taken someone else's name?
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Post by dp1 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:19 am

If you know what equipment he used, try to find it in Craigslist, you probably will find it there.
Mo, marketing in the winter is literally like throwing your money on the street, I have done that many years in the past and it just never worked.
I definitely will kick it up a few notches when May comes.
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Post by milspec6 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Winter marketing is a dud? See, I just avoided a mistake in the future, thanks. Learn something every week on here.
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Post by Mo on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:02 pm

I agree with you guys winter postcards are a waste of money.

I don't recall posting about sending postcards in the winter.

I did suggest to Matt on another thread to send postcards to churches at the end of March.

My rational behind that was that

1. Matt already cleans and markets to churches

2. Christmas and Easter is are the busiest time of the year for churches. People go to church on those days more than any other day and I would think that the church would want their carpet looking its best to make a good impression.

3. The post card in the last week of March will keep Matt on top of mind for cleaning in the spring and summer. I would also send follow up postcards spring and summer

4. The cost to send postcards to all the churches in his area is low

5. The most important reason. Its not my money so if he doesn't get one job from its not coming out of my pocket Very Happy
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Post by dp1 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:34 am

LOL Mo, spending other people's money is always on my mind, just like winning in Vegas laughing
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