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post #1 of 24 Old 09-27-2014, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looky what I found today!!

It wasn't running but only needed very minor TLC to get it going. It is way too big and I'm selling it just as soon as I give it a good cleaning, a good check over. This blower is in really great condition and everything works fine.
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post #2 of 24 Old 09-27-2014, 04:47 PM
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Free finds are certainly a great feat of accomplishment.

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Score Joe.

Don't let your wife take care of the garden preparation before you get it flipped.
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She scored with that one, and I'd think that I would list it at $750 to allow some room for negotiation. It is a big machine that is in good to excellent condition.

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That is quite the find. The person who put the free sign on it had absolutely no idea of the value of a machine like that. I got my old structuraly sound yet blue smoke blowing Gilson made Montgomery Wards 8/26 for $15. I say you could easily get $500 for a good running machine like that. Way too big for your average homeowners to make full use off. But a nice machine non the less.
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The issue that I have found with larger machines like that on craigslist, at least in my area, is that most people just don't want one for a variety of reason: takes up too much storage, too much machine to justify its use, belief that older machines aren't as good, and that they are too bulky and difficult to operate due to the size. I always keep an eye out on craigslist for larger snowblowers, most of them are listed for 500+, and they just don't sell.

The value of such machines are certainly matched in price, but the demand for them is quite lacking for the majority of people who look on craigslist. I still see 32 inch blowers on craigslist from last year, which are very fairly priced.

I definitely think your blower is valued around 700-800 for its great condition...that is to say that the buyer actually has knowledge about snowblowers, and the various makes and models, and knows what constitutes a quality machine. However, I'd think you might end up getting around 400 for it.
Again, this is in my area and may not be the same for you, but it's something to consider

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score joe.

Don't let your wife take care of the garden preparation before you get it flipped.
roflol! It'll make someome a fine tiller!

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Toro CCR 3650E-sold
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Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
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WHY don't you keep it as a second or third machine. u got it 4 free and is barley used. I don't think your pension is that bad. if u have to sell it. sell those 2 little things. and with this one you can be the tough guy on the block in your hood.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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WHY don't you keep it as a second or third machine. u got it 4 free and is barley used. I don't think your pension is that bad. if u have to sell it. sell those 2 little things. and with this one you can be the tough guy on the block in your hood.
LOL. My driveway is about 35' long and one car wide. Have a one car garage. Where would I keep it and why?? I sold my wonderful old Gilson 826 because it was too big. I have a Toro 521 now, and a Powerclear 21". At this moment I have 5 snowblowers. She's up for sale.
I went out this morning and primer it, choked it and pulled the rope. Started first pull. I'm happy.

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Toro 38074- sold
Toro CCR 3650E-sold
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
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Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
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I'm guessing by the serial # it was built in May of 97 and was the 166th machine prodiuced?
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Ariens 921001
Toro 38074- sold
Toro CCR 3650E-sold
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
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