Saturday, 17 January 2009

NEW TOY


We got a new toy today - its shiny and smells new. And it makes noise and does stuff. Its very very cool. BB has already polished it once. Its purchase was also a testament to the service you get in the provinces. We bought it from the John Deere dealer on the way into Masterton. We had been into a couple of places but no -one in the stores seemed to have the authority to "talk turkey" and do a good cash deal. So in we wander to the John Deere dealer and there was a lovely aussie chick and a young fella. They were very good but knew bugger all and were honest about it . But in a flash they rang the salesman, (something the people in the other two dealerships didn't do) and we got all the info we needed including the price which was very good. He also asked if it was okay if he delivered it later in the afternoon because he was going to the Air Show. Well hell we were impressed. The deal was done and about 4.30 it was delivered. He came out with some of his relatives from Holland who were having a ball here.
Anyway, we have generally found shopping in Masterton to be a good experience, people will normally go the extra mile and they are always friendly. It's that sort of warmth that will probably see us make our home here one day in the not too distant future.

3 comments:

wino said...

Oh a green one...

Red ones go faster (though in the case of ours it keeps throwing a belt and goes fast but stops cutting anything).

Have you tried it yet? The best ride ons have interesting vibrations.

homepaddock said...

Our green one, which is a bit older than yours, blew up before Christmas but it's fixable.

jv said...

Yes and yes to your comments on the service from Masterton retailers and generally on Masterton, it is a delight each day to find real people who are actually making a real contribution. As you suggest it is part of the real contrast that exists out here in the provinces.