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I've got a Yardman 8 24 advertised for $275...looking to get $250 at least. I.ve got new skids, scraper, welded on a four inch strip on the bottom of the bucket so I could attach said scrapers and skids....motor serviced and sweet, tranny serviced and adjusted....you know the drill. I just got messaged by someone that offered me $150....cause he's a RESELLER.....***...I do the work and he makes the coin?????? UGH...NO
 

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It's Still Early. You'll get Your $$
 
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The masses of Idiots out there are growing by the leaps and bounds every day. BROTHER EASY MONEY MAN. :eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k::eek:k:
 

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it never ceases to amaze me what people say anymore. I was talking about it in the reseller thread. people telling you their wife has cancer or they had a death in the family or I should give them a break because they too are a patriots fan or are Italian or like Corona beer also.

Or they ask if you are a "flipper" like it's a dirty word and your price is "way too high". everytime I think I've heard it all , another bozo comes outta the woodwork.

seems to me you are asking a very fair price. wait until a snowstorm and get $100 more.
 

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I might do the same if I was reselling stuff. It doesn't hurt to ask, and once in a while it might pay off. From your side, the answer is that you are a reseller too, and that you've already done the work. The "discount" would apply to the ones that haven't been touched yet, and those aren't ready for sale yet. Tongue in cheek: Ask him how many he is willing to sell you at the 40% discount because you are also a reseller.

I'll probably resell mine some day.
 

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perhaps raising the price higher will discourage a reseller from even thinking about making the dumb low ball offer? (or at least draw out a more reasonable offer from him)
 

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I don't really have a problem with him making a low offer, but I don't like the "reasoning" approach. I've made low offers, and when refused, I politely said ok, thanks or I raised my offer.
 

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I feel your pain, have a completely rebuilt 32" Ariens listed for $1,000 or BR0.....
Was offered $350.
My ad reads like this ......

Machine has been dissembled, inspected, and rebuilt.
Installed all these NEW PARTS
12HP Briggs & Stratton engine with 120-volt electric start and recoil backup
48 watt led light
Heated hand grips
Chute control cable
Axle bearings
Impeller bearing
Friction wheel
Auger bushings
Shear pins
Wear shoes
Transmission & Auger Belts

Gearbox has been inspected, filled with “00” grease, auger shafts cleaned & polished.
Every moving part has been adjusted & lubricated.
It has the professional cast iron gearbox, locking axle, snow hog tires, remote chute control.





But was offered $350.... kind of offending offer considering the amount of work done and new parts, but that is what ya have to deal with. The replacement today machine is $2500 and not as quality built.
Still early in the year yet, kinda why I'm getting out of the hobby of rebuilding & selling.

Going to focus on completing my current machine projects, and my last machine will be an Ariens double auger 32" monster.
 

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i usually won't deal with idiots that pretty much cut your price in half just because they are a reseller especially if you already got something listed for a pretty fair price. i will sometimes even send insulting response. if the machine needed work it might be understandable but if it is all ready to go then lowballing like that is just a A-hole thing to do. had a couple idiots like that message me about stuff i have for sale lately. i guess since it is the end of the year they feel like they can low ball me on already discounted end of season prices that are firm. most places you sell stuff have user profiles now and show what the other person is selling so it makes it easy to see that they are a reseller and making themselves look stupid.
 

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It's that season for sure. Usually always wants more at half the price. A few years back I had a running 10000 series for 100 bucks and let the guy do a compression test check out the trans etc. Everything checked out. After 30 mins he is like I'll give you 60.

It's kinda warm right now. Once it gets cold later this month they will be selling quick for sure.
 

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When I post ads on Facebook Marketplace and get a lowballer, here's what I do:

* Click on the 3 little dots to the right of the sender's message
* Click on "Something's Wrong"
* Click on "Deliberately Low Offer"
* Click on "Send"
* Click on "Block" to permanently block this person

If somebody is going to lowball you on your current snowblower, it's likely they'll do it on your next machine too-- no need to continue hearing from the same goofballs.
 

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I feel your pain, have a completely rebuilt 32" Ariens listed for $1,000 or BR0.....
Was offered $350.
My ad reads like this ......

Machine has been dissembled, inspected, and rebuilt.
Installed all these NEW PARTS
12HP Briggs & Stratton engine with 120-volt electric start and recoil backup
48 watt led light
Heated hand grips
Chute control cable
Axle bearings
Impeller bearing
Friction wheel
Auger bushings
Shear pins
Wear shoes
Transmission & Auger Belts

Gearbox has been inspected, filled with “00” grease, auger shafts cleaned & polished.
Every moving part has been adjusted & lubricated.
It has the professional cast iron gearbox, locking axle, snow hog tires, remote chute control.





But was offered $350.... kind of offending offer considering the amount of work done and new parts, but that is what ya have to deal with. The replacement today machine is $2500 and not as quality built.
Still early in the year yet, kinda why I'm getting out of the hobby of rebuilding & selling.

Going to focus on completing my current machine projects, and my last machine will be an Ariens double auger 32" monster.
Yeah.....I feel badly for you. Guys bust their a$$ off rebuilding something of value only to get attention from those who don't recognize value.
 

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I had a nice Honda for sale at a very fair price .Guy emailed and asked that I call him. So I called and he asked some questions. He said the asking price was fair and asked ifhe could give me either a cashiers check or cash when he came to pick up.

I , of course , said CASH and he agreed. He was about an hour away. he showed up , big smile on his face, very friendly and glad happy. Started looking at the machine and started pointing out every scratch on the machine. Nothing major , just little things.

Says he will give me $300 less than the agreed upon price. I called him on it but he said he did not know the machine had all these "problems" with it.

WHAT FREAKIN PROBLEMS??? it was all cosmetic. ( I had 11 pictures in ad )

I just said "Im sorry you wasted your time ." and walked away. he said wait a minute I just came from over an hour away?

I told him'"good luck in your search" and walked into the house.
 

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I'm really getting tired of the" Are you the original owner". What difference does it make! And does this really make or break your decision on coming to look at it. Other one is "how old is it". Its not like a lawn mower that gets used 7 moths of the year, on a weekly basis.
 

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"Are you the original owner?"

I'm asked the same question every time.

Used to be honest with that one but now I'm as creative as possible and its a blast :)

there are too many dipshits out there now

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Other one is "how old is it". Its not like a lawn mower that gets used 7 moths of the year, on a weekly basis.
even if it is used daily for commercial use lawn mower age really doesn't matter if you take care of it and it shows if you take care of a machine or not. i got a couple machines that i abuse the heck out of the engines and you would never know by the way they run or still start on first pull. i lent one of those machines to a buddy the other day and he was pretty surprised how well it works to cut the grass. still strong running and cuts the grass awesome with very little bogging under heavy load. just sucks that the deck is going bad but stuff like that shows when you look underneath. i have picked up a couple machines that look nearly brand new underneath but also look like they have seen heavy usage. the decks that rot out are usually the people who are too lazy to clean the machine out occasionally.
 

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"Are you the original owner?"

I'm asked the same question every time.

Used to be honest with that one but now I'm as creative as possible and its a blast :)

there are too many dipshits out there now

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It gets hard to tell a story, when they see my garage full of blowers. And I'm a little uncomfortable leaving a machine out with the door closed, without me being out there. I have a side entry garage, hard to conceal. Its like they get bent that your making money off it, since your not the original owner.
 

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It gets hard to tell a story, when they see my garage full of blowers. And I'm a little uncomfortable leaving a machine out with the door closed, without me being out there. I have a side entry garage, hard to conceal. Its like they get bent that your making money off it, since your not the original owner.
How DARE you buy and fix a machine and expect to make a penny off the work you did, I want it at cost you thief......:grin:
 
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