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#1 curts garage OFFLINE  

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 03:24 PM

I found a Bolens Gardener for sale locally on Craigslist from a wated ad I put up.  It is complete with a cultivator, and tire chains.  tires are rotted, gas tank is 3/4 full of garbage and has almost no compression, has sat in garage over 40 years, owner passed away and wife left everything sit as it was, and it stayed that way until she moved out of the house.  anyway guy wants 200, I passed on it, thought it was a little steep.  Now the guy listed it for $300  whats your thoughts?

 

If this guy doesnt sell it he will wreck it, paint it IH red and swap the motor.  even hearing that didnt make me buy it, I had lack of interest due to being so different from my power ho and thought it was too much money.



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Posted February 13, 2013 - 03:59 PM

My guess is that he was firm on $200, and the low ballers on craigslist would not come close to that so he bumped up the price so that low ball offers would already be closer to the $200 he originally wanted.


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 04:35 PM

I'd say he was a lot steep at the 200 mark! Did it have the Wisconsin or Briggs engine?

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 04:38 PM

i believe it was a 5 horse briggs



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Posted February 14, 2013 - 01:37 AM

im thinking he's pretty attached to it, so i would leave it with him and look for a better one. If you send $200 for it in that shape and then want to fix it up, your going to spend another 200 to 250 to have a great tractor. Unless you need it for something special you would be hard pressed to recover that much out of it.






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