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Almost new 2006 926 LE or brand new Compact/Classic 24?

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Been looking for a new snowblower for a bit. Finally had to retire my old Lawn Boy ST824 with a Tecumseh HM80 engine after over 25 years!

Decided on an Ariens but unsure of model. We're located in MN so we typically get alot of snow but not the last few years.

Was looking at Craigslist and came across a sweet 926 LE that looks brand new.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...659973512.html

Guy won't budge on the price. Am I crazy for considering buying this 12 year old unit over a brand new Compact or Classic 24?

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that ariens is way overpriced. it's worth 550 max in the winter, j wouldn't pay more then 400 considering its summer. if I were you I would be looking for an older st824. you should be able to pick up a nice one for around 200 this time of year. for example here are a couple models I found in your area that are excellent deals. if I were you I would wait a month or so there are always deals to be had.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...671946137.html

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/w...642616278.html
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he just retired an old st824, why would he want another one?

if its as nice looking in person as it is in the pics get the LE and take the wife or S.O. out for a nice evening with the savings

the price is a little high but its not highway robbery.


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Drive a little ways out.....?...https://stcloud.craigslist.org/grd/d...668295256.html

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I wouldn't buy the 926 just because the guy posted the ad in ALL CAPS!!!

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he just retired an old lawnboy not an ariens
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Guy won't budge on the price. Am I crazy for considering buying this 12 year old unit over a brand new Compact or Classic 24?

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Crazy is literally a state of mind. What one person is willing to pay someone else would think way too much and others a steal. Looking around on Criagslist in this area it looks like that one is a little high compared to others but it also looks to be in really nice shape with almost all it's paint still in great shape. There is a value to that. OR you could get the $150 dollar one and do some sanding, priming and painting but you have to put a lot of time into it taking it apart and reassembling it along with the prep and paint if you want to end up with something nice looking. If you don't care if it looks like a beater the $150 might be the way to go.
If you don't have tools, skills or room new is nice as it has a warranty and you can just take it back to the dealer. There are pros and cons to going either way just depends on your needs and abilities.

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Or this for a hundo more..https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...674690514.html.

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why wouldnt he go for the sho for 100 less
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why wouldnt he go for the sho for 100 less
That ad was a month old, just not sure if still available. Your choice is better if still can get.

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