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#1 tom tractor OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 04:57 PM

Is anyone else having a hard time selling a tractor. I know that it is mid summer and most people have their garden tractors for the season - but come on. Prices are down this time of the year. Good for purchasing but bad for selling. Just a thought?
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:00 PM

I agree.  I have had a nice LT 1018  Cub and a Nice 1811 Cub listed and no interest.  A friend in the NE part of the State has 3 Bolens listed.  Having the same results.  No interest.  Mine will rust in the shed before I give them away.


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:10 PM

All good points folks, but the economy changes, so profits for some, losses for others...
Cheers;)
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:10 PM

I agree.  I have had a nice LT 1018  Cub and a Nice 1811 Cub listed and no interest.  A friend in the NE part of the State has 3 Bolens listed.  Having the same results.  No interest.  Mine will rust in the shed before I give them away.

Same here I have had one posted for 2 weeks and not even a nibble.


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:38 PM

We sold mowers here within a week of sitting out for sale earlier this year but I been trying to sell my dixon for 3 weeks. 



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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:49 PM

I think it depends on time of year and what the weather is like in your area, around here it hasnt rained much all spring and summer so alot of shops are laying mechanics off as theres no grass to cut and no mowers to fix.

Spring and Fall are generally the best times for L&G tractor selling from what I have seen summer slows off as people have other priorities  and often vacation July and August


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:50 PM

Well, the gardens are in, everyone has arranged a way to get the grass cut for this season, they're thinking about vacations and back to school.

 

In a few weeks people will start to think about pushing snow.  Suitably equipped tractors should start to get interest then.


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 05:56 PM

You sir will not mention pushing snow! I would like to believe this weather would last forever.
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 06:08 PM

You sir will not mention pushing snow!

 

                  :iagree:


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 06:14 PM

You sir will not mention pushing snow! I would like to believe this weather would last forever.

Besides, nobody thinks about moving snow until it actually snows.


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Same here, have two decent collector machines and not even a nibble on either. Must be time to get out of the house hobby :-)

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:12 PM

You sir will not mention pushing snow! I would like to believe this weather would last forever.


Lol

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Friend of mine is looking for a GT but they are few and far between around here. Maybe 3 overpriced LT's on Kijiji and thats it.. I was amazed how many I found at scrapyard last year.

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Yeah it took me 5 weeks to sell a Swisher trailmower, had lots of emails the first week but not a single person ever came out to see it, finally sold today to the 1st guy to actually come to see it.
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:29 PM

You sir will not mention pushing snow! I would like to believe this weather would last forever.

 

Snow - dictionary definition http://www.dictionary.com/browse/snow

 

Snow -  noun - four letter word - white form of water vapor that falls from the sky in great quantities of white crap often not wanted in the quantity or duration it comes in and not in the location it shows up at.  Sometimes accompanied by high speed cold winds giving it the appearance that the snow is falling sideways or in a circular pattern. Snow has been known to close highways, airports, driveways, sidewalks and cause cancellation of events planned months in advance.  It creates employment for some people and sometimes upsets people to the point they actually leave home for a few months in hopes of avoiding it. 


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