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Old 01-28-2012, 10:18 AM
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I too do not worry about resale.

No disrespect towards anyone

But I buy machines to work with. And I buy them with what I can afford. Why should I spend another $8,000 only to get another $4800 if I sell it?

I run my stuff into the ground. When I'm done with it, it would get parted out and sold as scrap metal.

I bought my Gehl skid Steer in 1997 for $19,200. I love that machine and have no intentions of ever selling it. When I bought it another contractor said to me "Gehl, they have no resale value"

Well, I keep tabs on the prices of used skid steers in, and the Gehls my model year and model are selling for $8k to $10k. If someone were to come to me today and offer me $8k for that machine I would give consideration to selling. That machine has been paid off for the last 11.5 years...and doesn't burn one drop of oil!

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