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Buying my 1st S/blower today and looking for advice.

So I narrowed it down to a used Honda HS621. Seller says it was just serviced and is asking $400.

Questions:
Is the price too high?
Should I ask for the service receipt?
What should I look at / for regarding maintenance and condition?
Is this a good S/blower? (all my research says YES).

Thank you in advance.
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So I narrowed it down to a used Honda HS621. Seller says it was just serviced and is asking $400.

Questions:
Is the price too high?
Should I ask for the service receipt?
What should I look at / for regarding maintenance and condition?
Is this a good S/blower? (all my research says YES).

Thank you in advance.

hi where are you located? how much snow do you receive? how big of an area do you need to clear?

when you see if you need a single stage or two stage then you can decide on a brand and model.


i would say $400 is pretty rich for my area. i can find them from 100-200. even very nice ones are around $250

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snowbelt-subie is right.

not sure if the 621 is the right machine for you unless you answer questions. even it was only 50 bucks it may be the wrong fit for your needs.

it's funny when I look at a machine and the seller tells me "we just had it serviced." I ask to see receipt and have NEVER seen one. it has always been misplaced, lost , dog ate it etc. very few people will spend money before selling a snowblower........very few. all they do is clean it up and hope buyers will "buy" their BS.

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So I live in the Spokane area and need to clear about 60 yards. Driveway and in front of shop.
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So I live in the Spokane area and need to clear about 60 yards. Driveway and in front of shop.
seems like alot of area for a 21" unit.

Ariens ProPath 21 208cc ...honda HS621 GX160
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the price seem a bit on the high side and the machine will get the job done but you might be outside for awhile

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Never hesitate to ask for service records even when they aren't mentioned. That applies to anything you buy. Since this person is referring to this recent repair it's all the more reason to SEE the receipt. After all once you hand them the cash and take it home it's your's no matter how good or bad it turns out to be.
The other thing is what is serviced? Oil change, belt change, carb adjustment, ... one of these, all of these?
I agree that most people aren't going to service their machine before selling it but maybe it needed the service to be in good running condition to sell.

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Thank you tp everyone who replied. So I ended up spending an hour inspecting the unit. It seemed to be in excellent condition. Oil was just changing, new plug, belt was good, auger rubber replaced recently.

I gave him $350 and offered him a free advice call if he ever needed assistance with his wife's Honda cr-v. I may not be a small engine expert but I definitely know Honda vehicles inside and out. We both walked away happy.

I have never met a Honda I didn't like.

Thank you for your time and attention.
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Thank you tp everyone who replied. So I ended up spending an hour inspecting the unit. It seemed to be in excellent condition. Oil was just changing, new plug, belt was good, auger rubber replaced recently.

I gave him $350 and offered him a free advice call if he ever needed assistance with his wife's Honda cr-v. I may not be a small engine expert but I definitely know Honda vehicles inside and out. We both walked away happy.

I have never met a Honda I didn't like.

Thank you for your time and attention.
you like this one? a HS928 for only $1800

some work required tho........
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you like this one? a HS928 for only $1800

some work required tho........
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