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Anyone else using them? Anyone else take the short little online class to become a member, receive your free ISE graduation hat and can now offer extended warranties? Ha, well, did ya?

Seriously, I did it last week and sold my first one today with the extended warranty. It's a sweet deal.:thumbup:

You can find it on the ISE website if interested.
 

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been selling ise for years, very good product, i want a hat too!!!!!

LEAK- LUV THAT COPPER PIPING-1

hey iron- dont forget to turn left at the rocky mountains!
 

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been selling ise for years, very good product, i want a hat too!!!!!

LEAK- LUV THAT COPPER PIPING-1

hey iron- dont forget to turn left at the rocky mountains!

They have this deal for the Pro Series only, you sign up on their website and take a little class and then a quiz. If you pass you get a hat and the ability to offer extended warranties on these units. The one I sold today had a four year warranty, because of the above I extended the warrant for an extra 2 years for a total of 6, at no charge. The customer loved it, great selling feauture.:thumbsup:
 

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We've been doing it since they came out with the EVO's. Extended warranties sways the customer away from the Badger V.

We also received their training kit in the mail to keep new employees up to date. The online quiz and informational video really helps drive home the benefits and features. Our biggest seller is the Essential. Oftentimes I have these sold over the phone before our plumber gets to the job. We carry both on the truck and once the customer sees the Evo, it's a no brainer.
 

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I haven't put in a badger in years. I love the EVO series units. SO much quieter and far less vibration especially on thin SS sinks. I have a 777 under my sink, whith a SS sink and my whole damn house shakes when we fire that thing up...works great, just loud. I install the essential mostly too...sometimes the compact. I have to turn the water off just to hear if the thing is on. Great product
 

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I used to install ISE all the time in Boston area
Up here I don't think they heard of them.

Must be why I don't get to many sink line clogs maybe 1 every three months. Used to do like 6 sink clogs to every one main back up.
 

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What makes me sad is they come out with this "Pro" series units and a month later the Home Depot are selling them. I just tell my customers to save their money and start a composed heap.
The Pro Series has features that the H.D. & Lowes series doesn't have. Go to ISE website and compare the two. Also, customer can only get extended warranty when installed by a ProSeries contractor.
 

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yeah, i took the class just a few days ago. still waiting for my hat though. :furious: i've been selling ise stuff for years and basically did the pro circle thing to offer the warranty.



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The Pro Series has features that the H.D. & Lowes series doesn't have. Go to ISE website and compare the two. Also, customer can only get extended warranty when installed by a ProSeries contractor.
Are you sure about that? They look the same to me. At least the ones from HD. Lowes has their own models it looks like. They have a 1hp called the esteem, I don't see it on ISE's site.

Also, a badger 9 and 10 aren't on ISE's web site.

I don't see how we're supposed to make more money on these when the cheapest place I can buy them is HD. Sure I can offer an extended warranty, but how much can I charge for that? I can make $30 on a 1/3 hp cheapie
 

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My supply houses in the area sell the Pro Evolution compact for around $230 to me, the Home Depot has the Evolution compact for $169 I just will not sell them, there is no way I can come to someones house and tell them $290 for a unit so I can make 60 bucks, then have them hit a home depot and find them for $169
 

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I agree. The company I used to work for sold the pro compact for $260. There's no way I would feel right doing that.

I definitely mark parts up, but not like that.

The only way I see to make anything is actually buy them from HD, and maybe add $20 for the disposer and another $20 or so for the extended warranty.
 

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Are you sure about that? They look the same to me. At least the ones from HD. Lowes has their own models it looks like.
When Evos first came out, I checked ours against Lowes and they were slightly different. ProSeries came with Quiet Sink Baffle and according to ISE brochures for plumbers (10 page booklet) supposedly only the ProSeries Essential had Auto-Reverse. About two mos. ago, a customer bought one from HD or Lowes and the box had 'Auto Reverse' printed on it. Ours came with the extended warranty, so they went with ours and took theirs back. We do not charge for the Extended Warranty, we offer it as a bonus and it creates good will.

I'll have to go with my ISE book in hand and compare to HD/Lowes. If HD/Lowes is identical, I'll call ISE on it. Their literature clearly indicates that the ProSeries is different.

For the unit we sell the most, the pricing is very close. Ours is a little higher than the retail store.
 

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Lowes is $199.00 with a five year warranty. I believe the Pro Essential is 6 years + 2 year extended. Five years vs. 8 years. I'll PM you our cost.
 

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Lowe's has a 3/4 horse ISE with stainless grinding chamber for $129. I hate buying from them but no one can come anywhere close to that price. If my local plum supp had this unit anywhere close to this price or even $30-$40 more, I would gladly but it from them. Every house in my area gets a flyer from depot & lowes weekly with prices listed. Most people in my area don't want to pay substancially more for a quieter disposal. I think the plumb supp houses are getting f'd by ISE.
 

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I think the plumb supp houses are getting f'd by ISE.
No they are just getting :censored: by the buying power of big box stores....

Now if all the supply houses formed a purchasing group that funneled their orders through it you might see competitive pricing...

As long as there is a piecemeal distribution system there is no way their buying power comes close to big box...

I'm convinced that the small supply houses are going to disappear and one day all we will see are going to be large chain supply houses...
As long as they don't overextend during their growing phase....

Here the big players are F W Webb, The Granite Group, and a smaller but growing Supply New England...

Seems to be a growing trend of walking into a place you've been going to for years and all of a sudden they have a new name....
 

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Lowe's has a 3/4 horse ISE with stainless grinding chamber for $129. I hate buying from them but no one can come anywhere close to that price. If my local plum supp had this unit anywhere close to this price or even $30-$40 more, I would gladly but it from them. Every house in my area gets a flyer from depot & lowes weekly with prices listed. Most people in my area don't want to pay substancially more for a quieter disposal. I think the plumb supp houses are getting f'd by ISE.
I may be wrong about this but i dont think so,badger 5's are around 95.00 at Lowes here...its hard to believe the 3/4 HP ss model is 129........that dont add up....better re-check that price.
 
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