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Why is it now that the snow season is coming to a end that it seems every one is selling there snow blowers at rather high prices, All winter i have seen toro 521's going for $100-$150 and now I'm seeing non ruing ones going for $175 and up??? Seems people don't get that winter is over and people are not buying at high prices, Hope they drop soon so I have summer projects to have nice and shiney for next winter to make some extra $$$
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Just yesterday I saw a seller go up $100 on an Ariens on cl. It is a nicely done 10000 series. I checked the weather forecast and nothing in sight. Might just be a final strike before end of season and just try again next winter.
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.....winter is far from over. i do see the normal trend here......prices go up with a forecast storm or even a hint of a "maybe" storm.

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Why is it now that the snow season is coming to a end that it seems every one is selling there snow blowers at rather high prices, All winter i have seen toro 521's going for $100-$150 and now I'm seeing non ruing ones going for $175 and up??? Seems people don't get that winter is over and people are not buying at high prices, Hope they drop soon so I have summer projects to have nice and shiney for next winter to make some extra $$$
In my area 521 Toros are advertised for $300-400.

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In my area 521 Toros are advertised for $300-400.
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the prices on those machines in my area.I've seen really old 521s with the levers UNDER the handlebars and hard rubber wheels,in horrible shape,with asking prices over $300.Then,listed at the same time,I found a very late production 521,absolutely mint,for $100.I kicked myself for not going after that one.
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.....winter is far from over. i do see the normal trend here......prices go up with a forecast storm or even a hint of a "maybe" storm.


Exactly. We're not even a week into February. There's still plenty of winter weather left for us here in Utah.

PSA: Winter doesn't officially end until the vernal equinox, which is around Mar 20 in the northern hemisphere. In other words, that's called "spring".
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prices go up with a forecast storm or even a hint of a "maybe" storm.
I've been noticing that also. With that Nor'easter at the end of January snowblower ads were flying, prices somewhat high. With very little snow so far this winter, especially in the last week or in the forecast, it seems people forget about selling their stuff.

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same ol' song and dance, when I'm selling my stuff it's worth a million dollars, when I'm buying your stuff it ain't worth peanuts, it's the American way!
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Right now nothing is moving. I see the same blowers in craigs list that have been there since December and if their is a chance of a good storm,most people will flock to the stores.

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I sold my blower within 35 minutes of wheeling it out on my front lawn. It was in excellent condition and priced at an incredibly low price point. It was an 2005 Ariens ST1332LE (no rust or scratches, except on the scraper blade) and asking price was $500 (original list was $1899, but that was not my purchase price in 2005).

Prior to 2006 it was very common to see snow blowers marked 50-70% off list price. After 2006, retailers suddenly decided they would warehouse them instead of hosting huge sales to free up the floor space. I miss those days.
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