View Full Version : Is there a prices list for new Dexter washers/dryers ?
I'm building my FIRST coin-laundry new,and in negotiating with the local Dexter distributor for buying 50+ washers( all sizes ) and 20+ dryers ( stackers). How do I know if the distributors give me a good deal(price) on the machines ? Is there a compareable prices list to get ?
If you know, please reply. Thank you.
03-22-2001, 07:24 AM
If Dexter does not have exclusive distributorships you can just price shop with other distributors in your area. That said, the price of the machines does not matter so much as the quality of support and you may have to spend a bit more for that.
03-24-2001, 07:55 PM
I am thinking about building a new laundromat within the next couple of years and what I plan to do is contact all the distributors in New England and outline what I have in mind and see what they can do, not only in price but support for construction etc. Are you committed to Dexter?
I've been talking to few laundromat owners and most of them recommend Dexter. What would you recommend or what you have at your laundromat? Are they troubleless in operation?
Also, regarding about equipment mix, how you can make the selectiopn that right for your store(s), base on what informations ? Thank you.
03-30-2001, 02:41 PM
I REALLY FEEL THAT MOST OF THEM ARE PRETTY CLOSE. It seems to me that wasco people seem to have a real loyalty to there machines. If Dexter is the cheapest I don't think that is a great reason to buy them. I have heard that continetal Girbeau is excellent equipment also. I walk up to one in a laundry the other day and tried to get the door open. It would not open. When I looked really close I realized that it was running, but I swear it was not making a sound and the thing was loaded full and extracting. I cannot say that I have been at all satisfied with speed queen, but there have been issues that my distributor helped resolve. The quality of the distributor is a big deal. Try to work with people you feel you can trust and that will work with you. I hate to tell you but none of this new equipment is going to be trouble free. Parts warranty of course is very important. See if you can find somebody that will give you labor for the machines past 90 days. That is an issue that really makes me mad. Usually the time and effort of repairing and trouble shooting is much more painfull than getting the parts free. I feel these distributors and manufacturers should be willing to back these high priced machines for at least a year. I am sorry to say that I do not know if any manufacturer does that but I am going to find out at the clean show this summer before I build another store.
03-30-2001, 11:02 PM
I think that is excellent for wascomat to do that. I have 30 wascomat machines and really do like them. I would still like a manufacturer/distributor to build enough quality into there machines to stand by them unconditionally for an entire year parts and labor.
03-31-2001, 03:01 AM
Wascomat will troubleshoot the machine for free and help you figure out what is wrong. All you need is a telephone and a multimeter. They will talk you through the troubleshooting so you know exactly what is wrong with the machine and what part to order to fix it right the first time. There is no charge for this service and they will help with ANY machine they ever made - no time limits!