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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Taking BOH to the http://texasedtea.org/ show tomorrow. I am placing a For Sale sign on him.

Asking $2,850.00 Firm (With out) the 38" rear blade. Couple Questions

Should I display it with the blade?

I figured 40 hours of labor at $30 an hour. Is this fair?

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:50 PM

I would not show it with the blade unless you want to get alot of, how much for the blade. Not sure what tractors go for in your neck of the woods, but your logic seems sound. Only problem I see is that your labor of love for your item is usually someone else's gain. This hobby routinely teaches me that I spend more than I make if I complete the project. But you may meet that guy that has cash to burn and really wants what you have, good luck.
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 01:10 AM

Its a hard question to answer, I say ask what you think its worth and let the chips fall were they may. There's always someone that wants what you have and will pay up.
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 07:41 AM

I consider fixing these old tractors up as a hobby, not a business.  Labor don't count as you never get that back.  If I can get my original cost plus parts and a little extra for the next project I am happy. 


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Posted October 01, 2016 - 08:11 AM

I consider fixing these old tractors up as a hobby, not a business.  Labor don't count as you never get that back.  If I can get my original cost plus parts and a little extra for the next project I am happy. 

 

What he said. :D


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Posted October 01, 2016 - 09:02 AM

You have a great looking and running machine. I hope you find someone who appreciates it and is willing to pay not only for the tractor, but the well done restore.

Be sure to document what it's had done (BOH thread on a phone?).


As for the blade, if you exhibit with it, make sure you put a "NOT for sale, just demonstration" sign on it.

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 10:35 AM

I consider fixing these old tractors up as a hobby, not a business.  Labor don't count as you never get that back.  If I can get my original cost plus parts and a little extra for the next project I am happy. 

 

 

What he said. :D

 

Ditto    I agree. 



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Posted October 01, 2016 - 12:48 PM

There is no way anyone could afford the GILSON that my wife & I just restored if I asked the amount of dollars we have invested in it and certainly not adding any of our labor into the equation! Just saying............

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 05:53 PM

I can afford anything if I put my mind to it, just messing with you.
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Back from the show and I still have BOH.


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Posted October 01, 2016 - 06:59 PM

Man if I only could have one machine and yours was one, I'd get it for sure! :)

Any offers Larry if you don't mind me asking??



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Posted October 01, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Only one Query, Thanked me and walked away. Most were interested in the Snow Blower...... Or WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?

My most used response. "You must be from Texas" :D


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Posted October 01, 2016 - 07:47 PM

LOL Figures! That machine deserves a good owner anyway!!



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Posted October 01, 2016 - 09:37 PM

Well, there is always CL and your locals

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 09:57 PM

I had a Ford LGT145 that I put over 3K in to him. Sold for 1 K as I needed the room for Old Girl, and needed a new trailer.

 

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