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Craigslist fun: Honda HS70 - $650

"Reverse doesn't work too well, but you buy a snowblower to drive forward, not reverse."



"...the equivalent current model is $2,500!"

Why do Sellers of old, OLD Honda's always feel the need to mention how much a new one is?

https://cnj.craigslist.org/grd/d/hon...293672315.html

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That Craigslist post will disappear once it's sold so I'll cut-n-paste it here...

Honda, HS70 Snowblower with tank treads. Unit was professionally maintained by a BMW mechanic. Engine is strong, and starts up with the 1st pull every time. Drained every season.
Reverse doesn't work too well, but you buy a snowblower to drive forward, not reverse. Pully and all belts (drive and auger) replaced last year. I'm selling because I'm paying for a snow removal service, so I no longer need this wonderful machine.
These things are tanks, the equivalent current model is $2,500! Priced for a quick sale, $650.

I guess if it was professionally maintained by a BMW mechanic that suggests that his cars don't go into reverse either... you buy a car to drive forward, not reverse. ;-)
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It's the same as people who say they have $12,000 invested into their car and you find out they're including oil changes, tires, a radiator five years ago and the fender repair where they ran into their own garage.
I've seen it too so many times. It's especially funny when it's a total pile of junk, missing parts, rusted and held together with duct tape and wire and they tell you the incredibly high brand new price.

And with Honda blowers especially it seems the sellers have always forgot to adjust the skids so it's missing the auger teeth and the housing is ground down.

As long as I'm venting let's toss out the best of the best. Major thing you'd buy it for isn't working but "it's an easy fix, likely just a fuse". If it was easy or just a fuse why doesn't the clown just fix it or put one in

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not all auto mechanics make good small engine mechanics. some simply can't understand simple
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It's the same as people who say they have $12,000 invested into their car and you find out they're including oil changes, tires, a radiator five years ago and the fender repair where they ran into their own garage.
I've seen it too so many times. It's especially funny when it's a total pile of junk, missing parts, rusted and held together with duct tape and wire and they tell you the incredibly high brand new price.

And with Honda blowers especially it seems the sellers have always forgot to adjust the skids so it's missing the auger teeth and the housing is ground down.

As long as I'm venting let's toss out the best of the best. Major thing you'd buy it for isn't working but "it's an easy fix, likely just a fuse". If it was easy or just a fuse why doesn't the clown just fix it or put one in
OH HOW TRUE,i have a close buddy,only works on vipers , if you could see his 3 year old huskysnow blower you would faint. no skid shoes left , auger housing ground down to where you can't even replace the skids or the scrapper any more. ask him why he let it go so bad. answer is i'll just buy another same thing with his none box store lawn tractor. i when it dies.i'll just junk it and buy another
i'd personally love to be around when he does, a yanmar powered cadet
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same thing with his none box store lawn tractor. i when it dies.i'll just junk it and buy another
i'd personally love to be around when he does, a yanmar powered cadet
I'd let him know that if he ever decides to junk it you'd like to take it........a lot of times it does work.....!
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"...the equivalent current model is $2,500!"
Truth is, there is no equivalent current model to it (IMO)....
I've seen it also with older Yamahas where some sellers advertise at "It was bought for $2500-3000 new". One of the Yamahas that I bought came with the original purchase invoice and that told me that the previous statement was not true at all......
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"Reverse doesn't work too well, but you buy a snowblower to drive forward, not reverse."



"...the equivalent current model is $2,500!"

Why do Sellers of old, OLD Honda's always feel the need to mention how much a new one is?

https://cnj.craigslist.org/grd/d/hon...293672315.html
its a sales tactic and it works. if people are feeling like they are getting a deal, it triggers a buying response.

some people arent as informed as us about what things cost and how much things are worth what is good and what is bad.

say a guy hears from his buddy that honda snowblowers are the best but they are so expensive. he checks new ones out online then he sees this on craigslist. he probably doesnt know the model history of honda blowers.

ill do this to a certain extent when i'm flipping blowers. i dont sell junk and the stuff i get is well maintained and in good working order before i sell them . i would say honda snowblowers are expensive and last for a very long time if maintained correctly.
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it probably just needs an adjustment for reverse to work better. works with a friction disk, doesn't it?

anyway that blower would sell fast around here at that price. I have seen HS80's in very good to excellent condition here. they will last as long you maintain them. I believe they were built better in those days. sturdier.

you can find a donor machine cheap and keep that thing going forever.

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