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What is this craftsman lawn tractor worth?


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01-20-07, 06:24 PM   #1  
What is this craftsman lawn tractor worth?

I just bought a craftsman lawn tractor for $200 Im guessing its about 7yrs old. Its in very good condition and has a 19.5hp briggs, hydrostatic tranmission, and a 42" mower deck. I wanted a older tractor thats built heavy but I thought it was a fair price. I was wondering if I got a good deal. Also what is it worth? I would like to sell it if I find a old one I like. Thanks alot

 
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01-20-07, 06:27 PM   #2  
It's obviously worth $200, because you were willing to pay that. Now, I guess your goal is to make a few dollars on the deal. Hopefully, someone here can give you a thumbs up on value. But, prices of things vary from area to area and what people are willing to pay will vary too.

 
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01-20-07, 06:41 PM   #3  
I just watched a JD stx38 hydro on ebay sell for $220, its the next town over and it was in sorry shape and wouldnt start with a busted hood. I guess maybe this craftsman is worth 300, I was hoping more like 500. The reason I got it was to trade. I wanted to build a little front end loader for a lawn tractor thats why I wanted a old heavy duty tractor.

 
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01-21-07, 12:24 AM   #4  
If it's in good shape, looks good, tires stay up, little or no rust, no smoke or engine noises, etc..., it should be worth $500 or better.


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01-21-07, 07:30 AM   #5  
"A thing is worth whatever the buyer will pay for it." --Publilius Syrus: "Sententiae" ca. 50 B.C.

 
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01-21-07, 08:58 AM   #6  
If someone on Ebay will pay $13,000 for a meatball with the image of the Virgin Mary on it, your tractor is worth $500..

 
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01-21-07, 09:32 AM   #7  
does it have the image of the virgin mary on it ?

 
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01-21-07, 09:56 AM   #8  
I guess I need to look really hard in teh dirt to see if I can find the virgin mary somplace. I wish the rust on my car would look like mary lol.

 
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01-21-07, 08:31 PM   #9  
Here is a link to one on ebay, this looks like the same tractor, same mower deck to. The only difference is the one I bought is 19.5hp. So far it looks like I didnt do to bad unless there worth more in PA.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Craftsman-LT1000-Hydro-RIDING-MOWER-LAWN-TRACTOR_W0QQitemZ170071752446QQihZ007QQcategoryZ50373QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 
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01-23-07, 08:48 AM   #10  
In my opinion, Ebay typically represents the upper limit of what something might be worth. I see older Craftsman tractors at auctions, yard sales pretty regular, and in my area they tend to sell for $200-400 if in decent running condition, $75 to 200 if rough but running, and less than $100 if not running. Of course, attachments beyonf the mower deck add value.

 
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