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09-27-13, 10:22 AM   #1  
Ariens Snowthrower bid

I interested in purchasing a 3 yr. old Ariens sno-thrower. It's 3 yrs. old ,been used about 6-7 times by a older gentleman who has a contractor to plow his driveway now.
Its a ST7/24E. It looks brand new,and I was wondering what a fair price would be to buy. It cost $700 new

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09-27-13, 11:18 AM   #2  
Go to a place like Craigslist and see what they're being sold used for.

 
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09-27-13, 11:22 AM   #3  
For me it's price would vary quite a bit depending on how it was put away for storage. If the gas was run out of it at after it's last use and it starts and runs well now I would go with the going rate in your area. If it was simply parked after it's last use and has not been run for many months I would go low on the price as there's a good chance the carburetor will need going through. If it's sat longer there could also be varnish inside the fuel tank and lines that can flake off causing future problems in the carb.

 
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09-27-13, 12:23 PM   #4  
The owner says it was serviced before he put it away at the end of the season in 2011 by dealer.

I see prices all over the place,so its crap shoot i guess.

 
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09-27-13, 02:51 PM   #5  
That is two years and unless there was stabilizer added to the fuel tank you could be in for a good carb cleaning.
It is also possible that even if it starts right away you might want to clean the carb and tank.


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09-27-13, 03:10 PM   #6  
The Ariens

And do all the maintenance work while it is still warm, there's nothing worse than cleaning a carb in a snow bank with the wind blowing, and nobody offering any help. Good luck.
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09-28-13, 01:59 PM   #7  
If the price is right i'll bite,and be back looking for some of everyone's trusted help and advice.

Thanks for your replies.

 
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09-29-13, 07:32 PM   #8  
Ask him what hell take after checking with local dealers. If he wont take what youd pay move on. Maybe hell come down. Maybe hell take less. The deal is yours to make. How much might you use it and would going cheaper matter to you on another unit? Issue is what some have said. Proper storage when not in use. Run it dry before you store it and use higher grade or premium gas. Good luck.

 
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09-30-13, 05:40 AM   #9  
Thanks for your input,thats why i come here. It's up to the owner now.

 
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