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I've been looking for a new snowblower and have tentatively settled on a 2022 Ariens 28" Platinum SHO Rapidtrak. It lists for $2899. In looking around, I've found a new unused 2020 model year 28" Platinum SHO Rapidtrak. I have a call in to find out the price being asked. My question is this: In 2020, this model listed for $2499. The only differences between the 2020 model and the 2022 model are a new style of dashboard faceplate and a LED light. Mechanically, it is the same. What are your thoughts on how much this snowblower should be marked down/depreciated?

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they list an older model pro 28 track @ $4299 and the “new one is $5099. Same machine,except for manual vs electric chute. So there’s a bit of a discount.

My local Ariens dealer is selling at list, and there is no “shortage”. Used prices so far are not out of whack. Last year was,bad as there was zero product available.

i don’t know if I’d expect a discount per say because it’s a new machine, and it’s not like a car…… but

2500 to 2900 is about 6% a year inflation. I dunno.
I wanted to buy a platinum 24” last year. 2700 CDN. This year the price is 2800CDN at one dealer and 2750CDN at another so not really much of an increase.

can always offer and see what they say. If ya don’t ask…. The answer is no.
 

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they list an older model pro 28 track @ $4299 and the “new one is $5099. Same machine,except for manual vs electric chute. So there’s a bit of a discount.
Funny you mention this as something similar I noticed with the current Kraken verse the Mountaineering on Arien's web site................Both 99.99% same machine cept the light bar(and perhpas the down light?) on the Kraken, it sells $4799 verse $4099 for the Mountineering? Maybe I'm missing something, but pulling up the side by side comparison of both, I can't tell anything else, so I guess light bars are worth $700.....Geeesh, those little extra's seem to be where they're making up for something lost I reckon........So basically the 2023's Mountineering is a Kraken less a light bar, who knew........
 

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Is this a dealer selling a left over 2020 model or someone local selling a used machine? If its brand new at a dealer it shouldn't depreciate at all.

Funny you mention this as something similar I noticed with the current Kraken verse the Mountaineering on Arien's web site................Both 99.99% same machine cept the light bar(and perhpas the down light?) on the Kraken, it sells $4799 verse $4099 for the Mountineering? Maybe I'm missing something, but pulling up the side by side comparison of both, I can't tell anything else, so I guess light bars are worth $700.....Geeesh, those little extra's seem to be where they're making up for something lost I reckon........So basically the 2023's Mountineering is a Kraken less a light bar, who knew........
Its less a lightbar, chute light and electric track controls.
 

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Funny you mention this as something similar I noticed with the current Kraken verse the Mountaineering on Arien's web site................Both 99.99% same machine cept the light bar(and perhpas the down light?) on the Kraken, it sells $4799 verse $4099 for the Mountineering? Maybe I'm missing something, but pulling up the side by side comparison of both, I can't tell anything else, so I guess light bars are worth $700.....Geeesh, those little extra's seem to be where they're making up for something lost I reckon........So basically the 2023's Mountineering is a Kraken less a light bar, who knew........
if I recall correctly, the kraken has an electronic track system (switch between modes with a push button) whereas the mountaineering just has the “notches” like all the other rapidtrack.
 

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Its less a lightbar, chute light and electric track controls.
if I recall correctly, the kraken has an electronic track system (switch between modes with a push button) whereas the mountaineering just has the “notches” like all the other rapidtrack.
Oh yeah the chute light too!! Ahhh okay, that makes more sense, the track system I totally over looked.............
 

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Not sure if I was buying now that Id spend the extra $700 for those things but when I ordered mine in the spring of 2021 the Kraken was about $300 cheaper than they are now.
Seems then a diff of $400 was "more" reasonable for the 3 lights and that lectric track control actuator thingie, I might have bit......But now $700? Hmmmm, not sure either......Agree.
 

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Its less a lightbar, chute light and electric track controls.
if I recall correctly, the kraken has an electronic track system (switch between modes with a push button) whereas the mountaineering just has the “notches” like all the other rapidtrack.
Oh yeah the chute light too!! Ahhh okay, that makes more sense, the track system I totally over looked.............
Not sure if I was buying now that Id spend the extra $700 for those things but when I ordered mine in the spring of 2021 the Kraken was about $300 cheaper than they are now.
The lighting is easily class leading from any manufacturer. But as good as that is the main selling point is the electric track actuator. Besides being electric, it is also infinitely variable unlike the notched manual system on the Mountaineering Edition.
I paid $4600 last fall for my Kraken and the best part is it paid for itself last winter. 😁
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If Ariens made a 24” kraken I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Really wish you could pick your model, and ala carte options.
 

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If Ariens made a 24” kraken I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Really wish you could pick your model, and ala carte options.
Too much interruption for the assembly line I bet.
 

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Too much interruption for the assembly line I bet.
likely. We’re road tripping soon and I’d like to stop by the brillion concept store and maybe a tour?
I’ll ask.

I just figured they have all the parts, and the pro comes with disk, and hydro, EFI, non EFI, track, and wheeled so all possibilities but not exactly what I want.

I am aLao guessing most people who want smaller machines want cheaper ones and that the people who want krakens also have large garages. But that doesn’t explain the hss724.
 

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If Ariens made a 24” kraken I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Really wish you could pick your model, and ala carte options.
Too much interruption for the assembly line I bet.
Exactly. You could likely have à la carte at 100% markup, but who would pay that?
 
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No way I would pay 100 mark up. No way it should cost that much. “Grab the bucket from there, bolt it on that, take the hydro from that pro, and put it on my pro. It looks looks interchangeable (within each series)

you can pick EFI, and non EFI.

i dunno, I’m not a manufacturer.
 
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