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question for SB sellers

This year has been a really tough year for selling with the lack of snow and lack of the big box stores selling out, My question is where do you store your inventory over the summer? Right now I am considering draining all fuel out and storing in the basement seeing the garage/shop gets used for other stuff in the summer and don't really have the room and do NOT want to leave them under tarps in the yard, and make the yard look like a salvage yard LOL. I am getting a few pallets and I remove the bucket and put them in the basement, the pallets are because I own a house built in the late 1890's and the basement does get a little water when it rains badly, But I plan to remove the bucket on the pallet and have the tractor right with it. this also gives me the opportunity to clean them up and wax them without having to run out to the garage. Just picked up one in good condition and want it looking good next winter when it's time to sell and in the basement it will be out of the way, I also plan to pick a few more up to repair for next winter now that the deals are starting to pop up randomly. What do you do and what do you think of my plan?

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First/Second week of March, I'm gonna advertise a year end clearance sale.....EVERYTHING MUST GO...... Prices Slashed.....Buy now, Save Early.

If nothing moves. maybe I'll rent some pallet space?? OR, how bout G/F???? She's awesome. Loaded you up pretty good.....How much storage space is she offering you???

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That basement sounds like a bad place to keep equipment looking nice. Do you have room for a storage container? Prices have dropped a little and you can always resell it too.
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I have three 40' Conex containers.....one for cranberry equipment and two for snowblowers and lawn tractors. When snowblower season is done I will take all the blowers from the 24x46 addition on my shop out to the containers, and bring the lawn tractors down...the only ones that go under cover are the ones ready to sell.
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I keep 2 a Deutz Allis and a Honda 621 in a Rubbermaid shed with other things.
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How many blowers do you guys have?

i do a little buying and selling i have 4 blowers now mostly due to finding good deals and planning on keeping for the summer. in my 12x12 shed with 2 lofts i can put the single stages up on.

this is my first year doing this and i flipped 6 blowers this year not sure if thats good or bad i thought it was ok for a start.

how many do you guys do in a winter?

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I've only sold 8 this year and 8 last year, but we had little snow. I'll overwinter 20. I did more with lawntractors...people need to cut grass every week. Last summer got dry and sales faltered, but I've got a dozen or so ready for this season.
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I've only sold 8 this year and 8 last year, but we had little snow. I'll overwinter 20. I did more with lawntractors...people need to cut grass every week. Last summer got dry and sales faltered, but I've got a dozen or so ready for this season.
i was thinking on transitioning to mowers. what do more people want riders or push mowers?

i see tons of push mowers on CL not many riders for under $250

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From the limited work of done on riders, it seems unless it's a big name rider it's hard to sell, I just got a new one myself and will be selling the old one, It's a John Deere and the lower end of those don't seem to sell for a lot either, I think it's because there are so many used ones out there that if you want good money they will search for a cheaper one, Snow blowers need a good storm to sell good but when one hits people get desperate and are willing to pay more, cutting grass people will search longer for a rider mower because they can either let it grow longer or use a push mower until they find a better deal.

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Push mowers are so cheap new, you can't make a nickel on used......I try and stay with Craftsman, Huskys, or Poulan...all made by AYP now owned by Husquvana. I'll fix or flip anything, but those are the easiest to work on. If you can get a rider in good shape for sale for $350 -$500 they will sell and if you are into it kinda cheap, you can make something for your time. I add $125-$150 for a bagger unit. I find the rider market less volatile then snowblowers. I love working on both so no biggie, but I wish we had had more snow this year! I picked up four new project blowers since Saturday...cheap....I just can't say no!
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