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Snow Bird S-225

A little rough but looks complete.
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1962 or '63 Snow Bird S-225
1989 John Deere 524
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Talked to the seller, sounds like a decent guy. He's taking offers!

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1989 John Deere 524
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Looks like a decent snowbird! condition looks good overall, just a bit rusty.

If it works normally and blows snow, then $150 is an ok price, although maybe on the high-side.
Snowbirds are in very low demand..they are primitive, most are only 1-speed, and parts can be an issue..
demand and price is lower for snowbirds than other vintage snowblowers of the same era.

yes, there are "snowbird collectors"..but they are so rare that for someone selling a snowbird, realistically they dont even exist, because odds are low you will find one near you..
Your main population of potential buyers is people for looking for *any* old snowblower to use, and they will be looking for old Ariens, Toro and Honda..
a Snowbird isnt a great choice as a main "one and only" snowblower..they are backup machines for collectors..and collectors are few and far between.

I would say, if this machine runs, $100 to $150 is reasonable..
if it doesn't run, $25 to $50.

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From my conversation with the seller, a collector could probably get it for the cost of your gas driving there to pick it up.

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From my conversation with the seller, a collector could probably get it for the cost of your gas driving there to pick it up.
Thats cool! and yes, a selling price of "zero dollars" is also reasonable in some situations, and happens fairly often.
I could see this machine falling into that category..simply because a buyer, *any* buyer, could be a challenge in a case like this.
If the seller just wants it gone, (rather than waiting around for a buyer and doing the work of trying to sell it)..then giving it away is a reasonable option.

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How much is he asking?
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I always hate when I see something old and in restorable condition and it's listed on CL for free. Wish the person would stick $10 on it just to keep it from getting grabbed for scrap.

This old machine needs some love and a new home.

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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