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Possibly buying a used Simplicity Snow Blower

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This will be the first time I've ever bought a snow blower. I'm partial to the Simplicity brand. My grandfather bought one back in the early 90's and it ran great even when my father sold it in 2017 because he was moving. I'm thinking about buying the one in the link below. I'm told it's a 24" with an 8HP motor. I spoke to the gentleman on the phone and he was unsure what year it was from because he bought it used a year or two ago. He said it runs great. Poking around online, I'm thinking it might be a Sno-Away 10. The picture in the link is not very good but I'm wondering if any experience Simplicity guys can tell me more about this snow blower based on this one picture. I'm going to look at it on Saturday morning. If anyone has any idea on the model, how old it is and any other comments, I would be most grateful.


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The eBay logo says to me that the seller may have used the photo from an eBay listing and it may not be the actual blower they are selling.

Ask the seller before you make the trip, unless it's only 1-2 miles away.
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The eBay logo says to me that the seller may have used the photo from an eBay listing and it may not be the actual blower they are selling.

Ask the seller before you make the trip, unless it's only 1-2 miles away.

I asked him about that. He said that he posted it on eBay as well and just used the same picture. He said it was a picture of the actual snow blower. I was concerned as well because it is about an hour and a half away from me. I was going to ask for more pictures but he was an old farm guy so I don't think he's too good with technology.
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I love those and they are built like tanks. Why not his own photo of his machine. The Ebay watermark only goes on after it's listed on the ebay site. He should still have the original on his camera or computer.
I tried searching for it on Ebay and it's not there in current sales or expired.

Be careful grasshopper.


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I love those and they are built like tanks. Why not his own photo of his machine. The Ebay watermark only goes on after it's listed on the ebay site. He should still have the original on his camera or computer.
I tried searching for it on Ebay and it's not there in current sales or expired.

Be careful grasshopper.


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I agree it is kind of odd. I guess I will just ask him to send me some more pictures before I travel all the way out there. I'd be pretty mad if I drove all that way and it wasn't in the condition in the picture. I was on the phone with him for about 10 minutes and he seemed like a genuine old farm fella so I really don't think he's trying to swindle me or anything but you never know. I'll give him a call in a little bit and ask if he can send me some close up pictures before I go out there.


Thank you for the input
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This snowblower frame design has been around for a long time. Just looking at it though, I believe that's a brigg's OHV engine on it (8hp) I'm guessing it's a newer 860 model or an early P1524 model.

None the less, if this is legit, it's a very good buy if the machine is in good working order. New, the machine is well north of the 1K.

But as other's pointed out, it seems sketchy.....sniff it out, but keep your eyes open.

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This snowblower frame design has been around for a long time. Just looking at it though, I believe that's a brigg's OHV engine on it (8hp) I'm guessing it's a newer 860 model or an early P1524 model.

None the less, if this is legit, it's a very good buy if the machine is in good working order. New, the machine is well north of the 1K.

But as other's pointed out, it seems sketchy.....sniff it out, but keep your eyes open.

Steve

Thank you for the information. Yes, I will definitely keep my eyes open. As I said, he doesn't strike me as a dishonest person. The only thing I would have on the line would be wasted travel time. I definitely would not buy it if it was a piece of junk when I got there. I'm glad to know that it is a good deal if it is as described though so thank you again for your post.
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My big wonder is if he purchased it used last year, Why is he selling it?

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Imo this is one of Simplicitys best series for that model of blower. It has a decent Briggs ohv and the bucket appears to still be the thick steel metal. Newer ones are not as thick of gauge metal. I've measured. 350 is a good price for that machine if everything check out.

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Imo this is one of Simplicitys best series for that model of blower. It has a decent Briggs ohv and the bucket appears to still be the thick steel metal. Newer ones are not as thick of gauge metal. I've measured. 350 is a good price for that machine if everything check out.
I second Guilateen02 opinion but one, not a good price, a great price. This is the best snowblower of it's size out there.

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