2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4, Page #39[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
World’s Largest Inventory Of Used Chainsaw Parts
“I repaired several of the saws and sold them for a nice profit,” DesJardins says. “Guys heard about what I was doing and started bringing saws to me for repair. Pretty soon I became known as ‘that chainsaw guy’.”
Flash forward to 2015 and DesJardins lives up to that name, and then some. He and his right hand man, Levi, run a thriving chainsaw sales and repair business in rural Stannard, Vermont. “We have about 7,000 used chainsaws for parts, and several hundred used ones for sale,” DesJardins says. He and Levi ship about 300 orders of used parts a week and repair about 10 to 20 used saws. Each year they sell 500 to 600 saws. “It seems like we just keep getting busier and busier since we put up a website and Facebook page,” DesJardins says.
A quick glance at the website reveals that the business has parts for 30 different brands of chainsaws. Service and repair manuals are also available. DesJardins says his inventory covers about 90 percent of the chainsaws ever made. In the past 10 years DesJardins has filled more than 65,000 parts orders.
Many of his saw parts come from inventory he’s purchased from repair shops that have gone out of business. Other parts come from salvage yards that send junked saws his way. He also sources parts from machines he’s traded in on new or other used models. He is also a dealer for new Dolmar saws.
DesJardins’ website is easy to navigate by brand or part number. Closeup color photos show each part available, its price, identifying number, and the machines it fits. Viewers select what they need, proceed to the checkout where the amount they owe, including tax and shipping, is figured automatically.
“The website is thorough because it allows us to be efficient and maximize the quality and attention to fill each order,” DesJardins says, who prefers to work with customers by email.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Chain Sawr, Scott DesJardins, 20 Hall Road, Stannard, Vt. 05842 (email@example.com; www.chainsawr.com).
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