> What I suspect is REALLY going on here is that John Deere and other manufacturers have adopted a model of selling their equipment to farmers either at a loss or at cost, with the understanding that they'll make their profit in implicit servicing contracts.
Is it a sale or a lease? If its a sale then fuck them. If its a lease, then maybe they should have said so up front....then not gotten the contract because the farmer didn't want a lease.
If its a lease, and it breaks down, I want a new one. IN fact, if its a lease, I want to trade it in for another one in a couple of years so I always have a fresh one. In addition to all this being spelled out up front and the word SALE never even having been uttered, unless it was "we don't offer" or "you could also...."
If its not a lease, then pound fucking sand.