Used mower price...

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Old 04-25-06, 06:57 PM
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Used mower price...

My parents are looking at buying a used mower from a neighbor and wondering how the price sounds, it is an Ariens, self propelled mower with a 21" in deck, 6hp Tecumseh (?) engine, swivel caster wheels, mulch and rear bagger. It was new in the fall of 1998 and he's asking $200 for it. It is clean and was regularily serviced. Is that a good price, too much?
I've checked the web for a free used mower pricing guide but haven't found one yet. I checked the price of the mower new today and it's ~$675.
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Old 04-25-06, 08:58 PM
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Depends on how good it is, Kinda like playing russion roulet hard to tell when its going to start breaking down. How often was it use how big was his yard and remmeber its 8 years old.


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Old 04-26-06, 12:39 AM
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Sounds reasonable. If the asking price is $200, you can probably pick it up for $175, maybe even $150. Generally, a used mower in nice condition, well maintained, and in good working order should run around half the original price. Adjustments + or - would be made accordingly for age, appearance, condition, etc...
 
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Old 04-26-06, 05:30 AM
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It was used on a postage stamp sized yard and the guy is meticulous about caring for things so It'll have many more years left than a comparably priced new one.
 
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