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Resellers: What Really Helps You Sell For Top Dollar?

with the threads about flippers and gougers I was wondering about the members here that buy snow blowers and then resell for top dollar.

what really works? I'm sure it is a combination of things but what is the main thing that you have learned from experience?

is appearance super important? is your reputation the main selling point? do you document all the work and costs involved before reselling and inform the buyer?

what is the turning point in turning a potential customer into a buyer?

I figure if that the first or second person who looks at it , buys it, you must be very good at reselling blowers.

so what works for you.

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i make sure anything i sell is working 100% unless i sell it as is, i like to use a flap disc and paint any heavily rusted areas because appearance is just as important as functionality in a buyers eyes. i always make sure im honest with people and give them a thorough tutorial in use and care. thats about it
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If you make all things fair (such as if all snow blowers where is equal condition) I find to sell it's all in presentation. Take good pics and make sure the blower is the center of attention in the pic. If there is your blower in a shed with all kinds of other equipment around it or in a row of other blowers, There attention will NOT be on what your trying to sell. Keep everything else out of the photo, Make it look good and the center of attention. So far this year I had no trouble getting what I wanted for them and there were others out there similar and the buyers all have said they seen the AD and wanted the blower.

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I usually don't sell until there's a foot of snow on the ground. The snowblower usually sells itself after the buyer sees the snowblower in action.


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For top dollar I clean and paint if needed. Take pics of new parts. Also the obvious make sure its running and operating top notch with no mechanical flaws. Also throw in free goods. I ordered a 50 pairs of grips cleats online. Talked to seller on eBay came out to $4 USD a pair. People love getting a deal. Every machine sold for asking price and had a guy tip me. I sold every machine to to first person looking and had people send friends and family to come pick out a machine. I only posted about 6 machines online and the rest all through referral from those who just purchased. Had people say hold this one for my (blank) Ill send them right over. All between December 22 to January 3rd. Total of 26 machines. The extra cleats made for nice xmas gifts for neighbors, mailman etc.

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For top dollar I clean and paint if needed. Take pics of new parts. Also the obvious make sure its running and operating top notch with no mechanical flaws. Also throw in free goods. I ordered a 50 pairs of grips cleats online. Talked to seller on eBay came out to $4 USD a pair. People love getting a deal. Every machine sold for asking price and had a guy tip me. I sold every machine to to first person looking and had people send friends and family to come pick out a machine. I only posted about 6 machines online and the rest all through referral from those who just purchased. Had people say hold this one for my (blank) Ill send them right over. All between December 22 to January 3rd. Total of 26 machines. The extra cleats made for nice xmas gifts for neighbors, mailman etc.
what do you mean by grip cleats? Giving them something free for giving asking price sounds smart. plus word of mouth.

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..., I believe buyers have a responsibility to educate themselves. One should know the estimated value of what one is trying to buy. Then factor in condition, previous owner(s) age of the machine and maintenance history - these factors should be used to negotiate cost. I certainly believe the seller, has a responsibility to be honest but also sell a machine at a profit - after repairing it. Profit includes diagnosis, parts, repair/labor. Just my opinion.
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