Outrageous Prices

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Jennifer, I know that both Amazon.com and Home Depot are "authorized dealers" for EGO products.  However, there are companies out there selling EGO products through Amazon.com.  So here are some additional questions and concerns I have with this:

1.  Just to be sure, even though these companies are selling through Amazon, EGO will still provide WARRANTY coverage for the equipment and battery if one were to buy an EGO product through Amazon.com right?

2.  Is there some kind of "price protection" on EGO products?  Home Depot prices are generally consistent with EGO products, but Amazon.com prices are ridiculously higher than Home Depot (see photos below)?

3.  When you go to the "official" EGO web site, there is a button for you to click BUY AT HOME DEPOT, but no button for Amazon.com?  Maybe this is a good thing, considering how expensive Amazon is selling your products.


In the first photo, CRB is selling the 21" SP mower with a 5.0 Ah battery for a "whopping" $899.99 - what a BARGAIN - I am joking of course, but WOW - what a markup!!!!






In the second picture, Home Depot is selling the EGO 21" SP mower with a 7.5 Ah battery for $599.99 - which is $300 cheaper, and a bigger battery!!!!!

I am aware that retailers can set up their own prices according to their market they compete in, but that kind of "markup" will scare a lot of potential buyers from EGO.



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I've been curious as to how some sellers come up with their prices. It's the same on eBay --- you can find a lot of Ego tools being sold as new for well above MSRP.

Why anyone who does even a cursory Google search would pay higher than list prices for tools that are readily available cheaper from authorized dealers is beyond me.
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I know right?  The only thing I can think of is that some people might have Amazon Prime with points accumulated over the course of their purchases on the Chase Credit Card program (I have this setup so I am speaking from experience).  So they might cash in their points for a purchase, but at that "markup" I would rather save my points and buy it at HD instead.
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To your point Ken, here is the new EGO backpack leaf blower on eBay for $379.95, and it's not even an "authorized dealer"


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Overseas sales. Shipping adds even more. But apparently still worth it to some people.

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