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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Do you DB owners realize how much money your sitting on?

 

http://milwaukee.cra...4522273778.html


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:27 PM

That looks like the good old "See honey, I'm TRYING to sell it, but no one seems to want to buy it." price.  :D :D :D


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Good Luck with that one!


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Yeah, right, in 20 years.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:41 PM

It could be one of two things, he read the price on a forum or seen the $15,000 one on Ricks restorations.....

 

Plus its old so that makes it worth more right? :beer:


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:41 PM

But, look at that bright shiny paint!
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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:42 PM

you know  what I see? a big price on a tractor that doesn't even have all the right parts on it. the front blade isn't even for a DB tractor. If a person is going to restore a machine to that level of paint, why not make sure you have the correct engine, and other items to support it. There ought to be a guide printed explaining that before you waste your money on making it big in tractors, you at least do the research , or maybe any research, to know what you have.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 08:17 PM

you know  what I see? a big price on a tractor that doesn't even have all the right parts on it. the front blade isn't even for a DB tractor. If a person is going to restore a machine to that level of paint, why not make sure you have the correct engine, and other items to support it. There ought to be a guide printed explaining that before you waste your money on making it big in tractors, you at least do the research , or maybe any research, to know what you have.

 

I feel the exact same way!


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 08:31 PM

It could be one of two things, he read the price on a forum or seen the $15,000 one on Ricks restorations.....

 

Plus its old so that makes it worth more right? :beer:

Ditto, case in point.

 

you know  what I see? a big price on a tractor that doesn't even have all the right parts on it. the front blade isn't even for a DB tractor. If a person is going to restore a machine to that level of paint, why not make sure you have the correct engine, and other items to support it. There ought to be a guide printed explaining that before you waste your money on making it big in tractors, you at least do the research , or maybe any research, to know what you have.

Oh yeah and more so now then before, on all ads.

 

I feel the exact same way!

You and a lot of others also, they just don't post on the open fourm.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 08:35 PM

It was a beautiful cosmetic restoration, though. I will give him that.  He's probably got that much money tied up in it making the paint shine, putting on the paint, new tires, new bearings, and all that sort of stuff. 

 

you know  what I see? a big price on a tractor that doesn't even have all the right parts on it. the front blade isn't even for a DB tractor. If a person is going to restore a machine to that level of paint, why not make sure you have the correct engine, and other items to support it. There ought to be a guide printed explaining that before you waste your money on making it big in tractors, you at least do the research , or maybe any research, to know what you have.

 

However, all that I said being said, Jeff is still right. 

 

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 08:46 PM

I really is a beautiful tractor.

The problem I've found with walk behinds is the new tires nearly meet or flat out exceed the value of a restored machine.

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Some people may not like to hear this but the fact is the cost of a true restoration on a garden tractor will always exceed the market value on what it is worth.

That's just how it is. Usually people that fully restore have no intentions of selling anyway.

I just dont get why people do this to these machines then go to sell them, there is just no money in a GT restore!


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 09:38 PM

Some people may not like to hear this but the fact is the cost of a true restoration on a garden tractor will always exceed the market value on what it is worth.

That's just how it is. Usually people that fully restore have no intentions of selling anyway.

I just dont get why people do this to these machines then go to sell them, there is just no money in a GT restore!

This brings up a good point, I don't think I have ever posted anywhere asking what something's worth. I consider this to be the forefront to wanting to sell it and make money, and not being a true person interested in the devolvement of GT's. Now I'm not opposed to money, its just not my first priority in buying a tractor. I don't think that I've ever bought a tractor, and then ran home to see how much I could flip it for. I darn near cry sometimes when I decided to sell something, because I just didn't have the time or wanted to spend the money of redoing one.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 09:41 PM

This brings up a good point, I don't think I have ever posted anywhere asking what something's worth. I consider this to be the forefront to wanting to sell it and make money, and not being a true person interested in the devolvement of GT's. Now I'm not opposed to money, its just not my first priority in buying a tractor. I don't think that I've ever bought a tractor, and then ran home to see how much I could flip it for. I darn near cry sometimes when I decided to sell something, because I just didn't have the time or wanted to spend the money of redoing one.

 

Your not the only one that feels that way.

I always say the day I care about how much my machine/collection is worth is the day I will quit the hobby and sell everything!

I never view my collection as money, just pieces of history being properly preserved.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:38 AM

This brings up a good point, I don't think I have ever posted anywhere asking what something's worth. I consider this to be the forefront to wanting to sell it and make money, and not being a true person interested in the devolvement of GT's. Now I'm not opposed to money, its just not my first priority in buying a tractor. I don't think that I've ever bought a tractor, and then ran home to see how much I could flip it for. I darn near cry sometimes when I decided to sell something, because I just didn't have the time or wanted to spend the money of redoing one.

Sorry to wrinkle anyone's feathers here but the truth is the truth.  I very seldom buy one and then run home to see how much I can flip it for either.  Usually I check to see what I can sell it for before I buy it.  I keep the ones I want to tinker with until I get tired of them and then sell them to the highest price I can get or give them to my kids or grandkids.

It is what I do to supplement my meager retirement income.  Many folks in my position pickup some extra cash buying low and selling high whether it be homes, property, furniture, paintings, guns, knives, coins  and so on.  Some call it capitalism, I prefer to call it surviving.


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