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Ok, is this a good deal? Ariens Deluxe 30

Hey guys, I got an option on a 2013 or so Ariens Deluxe 30. Just wondering if I should snap it up, or if it is known to have issues.

It is in great condition (near new), is model #921013, has the 342cc Briggs engine (I believe they were still made in the USA for that model year), has heated grips, 30" width, 21" height.

Now I know very little about Ariens machines, but I do believe it has a lockable diff in it for the wheels? How hard are they to steer and maneuver?

I am coming from the MTD world with it's awesome EZ-Steer technology with the dual finger triggers to unlock each wheel independently.

Anything to be concerned about engine-wise? (I take it they are great engines? It is a Polar Force Briggs)

I think they are 14" impeller and augers, right? I do believe it has the iron gearcase as well.

Here is the kicker... it is almost stupid to pass up at $300ish, regardless of what I know of them.

I was just looking for some feedback as to if that is a good machine and engine.

Thanks for any and all feedback.
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For $300? Buy it. Then you can confirm that it's a good machine. And if it's not to your liking, you can almost definitely sell it for more than $300. At least around here, it would sell for quite a bit more than $300, especially in good condition.

I don't have a Deluxe, sorry, so I can't offer specific feedback.

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He11 yeah!! I'd feel guilty if I were you..... ;>p




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That is a steal of a deal. If you don't want it, let me know where it is so I can buy it. You could easily get $800-850 for it if it is in good clean condition.

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Thanks for the feedback guys...

As it turns out the guy was just trying to get multiple people interested so he could get them to make bigger and bigger offers.

I don't play games and bowed out of the bidding... Luckily I didn't drive the two hours first to get there... I do believe someone would have gotten a beating for messing around like that...
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Oh well.... I thought it sounded funny but ya gotta check on it just in case. Glad you found out before you made the trip!




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Bummer. I'm glad you didn't play the seller's game, at least. That sort of thing bothers me. You listed it at a price, either sell it for that, or take the ad down and post it correctly.

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Sometimes it's actually worth taking the 2 hour drive when you've got cash in hand.It's one thing fishing for buyers online or over the phone,it's another when the buyer actually shows up with cash.

That's how I stole my 3 year old Pro Track 28" the other week for $750.
Guy was asking $1400 with the knowledge it needed a friction disc and fielding offers.
I was the only one that actually showed up.

Got it home and for $55 replaced the traction cable, disc and frozen bearing that caused the problem in the first place and in 20 minutes now have a machine I CAN actually sell for $1500.
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