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Value / Age of an HS 724?

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My elderly neighbor may be selling his HS724 and I am interested in buying if the price is right. However, I think that even used it might be out of my range in which case I'd like to help him list it for sale at a fair price.

The case is stamped with GCAE and then the SN# - what else would be needed to determine age? He has had it maintained by the local honda shop since he purchased it - it's solid.

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You can get close by looking at the copyright date on the owners manual... My friend's HS724 manual says 2001-2007, for example, so probably near the end of that range. Calling Honda will get you the date sold.
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condition is more important than age. check out donyboy73 video on what to look for in a good used snowblower.

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I just talked with the owner - he can't recall the exact age but feels it is between 10 and 12 years. He has had it 'tuned up' each year. I've used it a few times in the past few years and it runs very well.

So - if we assume it is in very good condition and approx 10-12 years old - would there be an approx range for the value?

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I'm no expert and I have no idea of the condition of the machine.

However, you say it runs well and has full service history. That counts for a lot!!!

As a guide, cars & motorcycles that hold their value most will see returns of about 60% after 3 years. That blower could be 12 years old.

A new base 724 is about $2300. 60% of that after 3 years would be $1480 (although in the real world a 3 year old Honda would go for about $1500 - $1800 I think)

A really nice 10 - 12 year old one? Maybe $800 lower to $1200 higher?? Just a reasoned guess

Make him an offer!!! Maybe he'll take a few installments

Edit / add - thinking a bit more about it, I could see a machine like you describe going for more like $1,000 lower and maybe $1400 higher.

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I'm no expert and I have no idea of the condition of the machine.

However, you say it runs well and has full service history. That counts for a lot!!!

As a guide, cars & motorcycles that hold their value most will see returns of about 60% after 3 years. That blower could be 12 years old.

A new base 724 is about $2300. 60% of that after 3 years would be $1480 (although in the real world a 3 year old Honda would go for about $1500 - $1800 I think)

A really nice 10 - 12 year old one? Maybe $800 lower to $1200 higher?? Just a reasoned guess

Make him an offer!!! Maybe he'll take a few installments

Edit / add - thinking a bit more about it, I could see a machine like you describe going for more like $1,000 lower and maybe $1400 higher.
agree 99%.

he better get it before it snows. time of year for purchase is very important. summer prices are much lower than snowstorm prices.

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