This post may get me banned but what the heck, my theory is you have to be doing something when you die or leave.
I have been buying and selling small engine parts and services since 1984 when I was still in the Army and was assigned duty as an active duty advisor to the Michigan National Guard. I started the process because during the prior 10 years I had worked 12 to 20 hour days six or seven days a week and needed something to do to fill in the open time. When I retired from the Army in 1989 I opened a full time small engine service and repair shop and closed it last April because the state of Michigan needed more paperwork and taxes than I was willing to provide.
I said all of that to say this; to me it is a business plain and simple. I did it to supplement my income while working as a golf course equipment manager. I raised six children doing so. No one was willing to pay my bills; provide me with a garage, electricity and heat for the garage and money to support my purchasing new machines along with the tools and equipment to work on them. I did it on my own. I paid the provider of those items what they asked or in most case demanded.
I have a couple of dozen LTs and GTs sitting around all bought and paid for by me. Only three of them are not for sale; my two JD140H3s and my George Workbird. Other than them everything else has a price that is set by me and if someone wants to meet that price it can be theirs. If the price is more than the prospective buyer is willing to pay, it will remain mine.
This is called capitalism. This nation was founded on capitalism and except for the past few years it has worked out pretty well. I think I will stick with it until this country no longer has enough citizens willing to fight the socialists and communists.