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Craftsman 28"

I'm looking at a used Craftsman 28" that starts fine and appears to be barely used by an older person who ended up getting plow service. They want $350, is it worth it?

Model shows 31AE5HTG799 and 247.88790.0

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Some quick online research says that is about a 2007 MTD..
10 years old..
$350 is too much..

actually, I wouldn't buy it at any price, just because IMO you should avoid all newer Craftsman snowblowers.
(going bck to the 1970's or maybe 80's, that would be ok to buy if its in good shape..but avoid anything from 1990's to current)

But if it is really very little used and in great condition, $250 would be a reasonable price..

$350 will buy you a much better used Ariens or Toro..

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I know in my area, that's not a bad price, for a big machine. $350 around here would get you a very good Toro or Ariens. If you could squeeze 25-50 more out of them, it would be a deal. Just realize that it is a little bit more of a disposable blower, than a Ariens or Toro. If your on a tight budget, I'd go for it.




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I'm in upstate NY if it makes a difference on pricing. Not sure if demand drives up or lowers the prices.
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I typically sell nicer used ones like that one in the 250-275 range. Matter of fact I just prepped an even older 1989 MTD and was impressed with how much better built it was..... the newer ones have a much smaller auger gear box and the drive parts are a lot more flimsy these days. Somebody is getting a deal on that one at $250 IMHO..... but I can't keep 'em all.




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I'm in upstate NY if it makes a difference on pricing. Not sure if demand drives up or lowers the prices.
im in upstate NY too, Rochester area.
Generally prices in upstate NY are *lower* than other areas, because we are a "heavy snow" area, used snowblowers are plentiful..
The big east coast city regions (Boston, NY city, Philly, DC) have higher prices, just because everything is higher there.
a $250 snowblower in Buffalo can be a $350 snowblower in Boston, for example..

but there is also another factor that drives price..the seasons..
right now we are at the *highest* point in the year for snowblower prices, early winter..because demand is highest now.
A $300 snowblower in November can be a $200 snowblower in April.

Even with all that, $350 is still too high for a 10 year old Craftsman.

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