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Used Ariens 8524 thoughts?

Looking to finally get a decent snowblower but possibly save on cost by buying a used one. I found this one online and the guy says it's still in working condition with no problems. any thoughts?

Ariens 8524 24" snow blower
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With a storm coming I guess the price is in order. About $125 more than I would see around my area. Looks nice If you look close on the second blurry pic, you can see even the exhaust looks silver and not used much. Could be painted or new, too.
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I have to agree, for the age its a little high. But it is in nice condition.




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Holy price gouging..it might actually sell for that price today or tomorrow...it will be worth $400 by Thursday.

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I called and it's an older lady whose husband had passed away. So I'm guessing she doesn't really know how much it's worth. But I don't have all that much money and really can't afford $1k for a new one so I talked her down a little bit to $600.

Not sure spending an additional 400+ dollars to get a warranty and newer model is worth it.
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Its a 2003 or 2004 model, over 10 years old.
not worth a dime over $400 IMO, except for today or tomorrow!
when someone might be willing to pay $500 or $600 for it..
personally, I wouldn't..

Its not a bad machine, its just not worth $600.
Unless you specifically want to buy a snowblower for Tuesdays storm, just wait..
by next weekend, prices will be back to normal, and low, because winter is almost over.

today and tomorrow is a sellers market where you live, prices will spike..
after Tuesday its back to being a buyers market again.

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the bucket looks like it has been touched up some. just throwing it out there for the masses. but then again what do I really know.:roll eyes:

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****. Every darn Home Depot is sold out of every two-stage snowblower and I really wanted it for the storm on Tuesday.
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it might be over priced but you should be happy with it for a long time and sometimes you just can't wait

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Stuff is worth what you want it for, no second opinion needed
I shoot competitive clays and guys are always walking away from one ignition contraption to the other claiming this one doesn't work. Some were 12K to begin with and sold for 3K. What do you need right now? Paying $200 over retail becomes nothing in one storm, but that's just me. Keep it for 5 years and you "may" have overpaid $40 a year??? It might not start the night of the storm either?. I think it's priced right for your area, storm coming, running correctly, belts and cables checked by me, but could be a fart machine also Seems everyone around here has a dead relative equipment sale I wouldn't be too depressed keeping that one for 5-10 years at $600 knowing full well I couldn't get a new one at any price at time of purchase
About 12 years ago I paid full dealer retail (ouch, yes) for a generator that is still in my garage. I "needed it" and it's still one of my favorite items in the garage. Been used sparingly, but I have no idea if I missed the extra I paid for it. I can tell you I appreciated it's service 12 years ago!

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