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I'm putting the old MTD Frankenblower on the market and am wondering when is the best time to do so. Now (August)? Or, wait until after Labor Day.

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from what i have seen a small number of people are looking now but it ramps up after Labor Day. I used to wait until it started snowing but if it don't start snowing?.......

more and more people are looking in fall because of the recent big winters out here. good luck,

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I usually get a lot of sales on my nicer blowers around October, Before the snow starts many want to be prepared, then after it starts snowing Iíll post the rest and everyone in a panic tries to buy one.

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Agree mid September on. Need a bit of chill in air to get people thinking of snow removal.

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being a frakenblower hard to say if it may be one of them machines that sells for a reasonable price between now and the first snowfall or not. i have a feeling something like that might sell closer to winter unless you are letting it go cheap. most people only jump on deals before the first snowfall if it was a super good deal or if you list it too soon you got to deal with all the idiots that want to low ball you because it is not a great time of year to sell and think they should get it cheaper. i know i had a machine listed for a more than fair price and people seemed to think offering less and offering to pickup immediately would make me want to let it go for less.

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I'm not selling machines but I do have my finger on the pulse of activity. I wouldn't try too hard until Columbus day, not expect much until after Halloween and don't drop any prices until you get hit with a few good storms.


If the prior winter was a rough one, people will get interested sooner.
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Thanks for all the responses guys. I really appreciate it. I'm not trying to get top dollar for it, but don't want to give away either. I just need it gone by the time I reconfigure my garage for winter operations.

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Thanks for all the responses guys. I really appreciate it. I'm not trying to get top dollar for it, but don't want to give away either. I just need it gone by the time I reconfigure my garage for winter operations.
Craigslist works best out here. I also use Nextdoor.com and Facebook marketplace but most people who respond on those sites are lookie-loos or lowballers. I continue with ads on them because some do buy.

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Just want to add in that I just picked up my Honda HS828 a couple weeks ago for $300 from a small engine guy who listed on Craigslist since old owner bought a new one. Only reason I bought this early is I am buying a new house. Shoveling is something I will only be doing out on the back deck after 5 years of shoveling the old place.

If you list it mid-July to mid-September, you will get a mix of people with forethought and lowballers. After that, I agree with everyone else on how people start getting desperate up here.

Amazes me how they forget about winter so quickly.

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