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Old 11-23-2011, 09:35 AM
rsp1961 rsp1961 is offline
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ok - I've gotten two dozen PMs since yesterday from folks asking me what my bottom dollar is for 'everything'. I've PMd everybody back asking folks to simply call me to work out a fair price - but nobody calls. Either folks aren't all that interested and are just window shopping or they're afraid I'm going to somehow pressure them into buying my stuff.

Just call me and let's save all the wasted time sending PMs back and forth with endless results. A phone call is so much faster and personable. I tell you what I'm asking for my equipment, you counter with a crazy-low price, then we BS for awhile about what a stinking mess the democrats have made of the economy and, eventually, we meet somewhere in the middle at a fair price that works for both of us. If we can't meet on a price, no hard feelings and it was nice getting to know you...don't forget to vote republican next november.

see, that's wan't so tough.

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Or you save everyone the time and state what you have to have out of it. I never understood haggling. I personally do not care for it at all. If I am selling something, I know what I have to have for it, and I'll state "price firm". I am not a salesman or a professional buyer and therefore have no desire to spend any more time or energy "negotiating". Some people enjoy that, but I personally think most of us lawn type personalities are no nonsense types that just want to know the price so we can figure out if we can afford it or not. Just my opinion, and may be helpful in your sale. Who knows.

On another note, it looks like a good product, but I personally know I cannot afford it even if I were close enough to buy it. Not because it's too high, but because it is not a priority purchase. Good luck.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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[QUOTE=rsp1961;4224160]Or you save everyone the time and state what you have to have out of it. I never understood haggling. I personally do not care for it at all. If I am selling something, I know what I have to have for it, and I'll state "price firm". I am not a salesman or a professional buyer and therefore have no desire to spend any more time or energy "negotiating". Some people enjoy that, but I personally think most of us lawn type personalities are no nonsense types that just want to know the price so we can figure out if we can afford it or not. Just my opinion, and may be helpful in your sale. Who knows.

Bottom dollar is when the maximum price you're willing to pay equals the lowest price I'm willing to take. Sometimes, that price takes a little 'haggling' to work out as each the buyer and seller can change his mind depending on the seriousness of each to make a deal. I prefer to have that discussion over the phone. Call me old-fashioned...
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:11 PM
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....... did a little research - you've had at least 4 different mini skid steers for sale in the last few months. Are you a dealer or what's going on???
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:03 PM
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....... did a little research - you've had at least 4 different mini skid steers for sale in the last few months. Are you a dealer or what's going on???
No - I'm just an equipment junkie. I like to try out different makes and models of mini skids and am constantly buying and reselling different ones. And, to clarify, I've actually sold about 8 mini skids this year although I haven't advertised all of them within this forum. My company uses several mini skids along with numerous attachments on a daily basis. Some of these items I keep in use for awhile while others I keep only a short time.

The mini skid market is really growing in my area as other contractors are realizing the value of mini skids to save labor. So, I've resold some of my machines to other local businesses. No local dealers carry new or used machines so I often have contractors asking me about what I have that I might want to sell.

Just in case you're interested, I've owned and used several of the following makes and models of mini skids over the past several years:

Bobcat MT50 & 52, Dingo 420tx & 425tx, Boxer 224tx and 532dx, Vermeer 600tx and Ditch Witch sk500 and sk650.

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Old 11-24-2011, 02:40 PM
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...Just in case you're interested, I've owned and used several of the following makes and models of mini skids over the past several years: Bobcat MT50 & 52, Dingo 420tx & 425tx, Boxer 224tx and 532dx, Vermeer 600tx and Ditch Witch sk500 and sk650.

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Adding to the aforementioned comment - I'd like to think of myself as more knowledgeable than dealership or someone who merely 'flips' equipment that they buy on auction as I've actually field tested each of the mini skids or attachments that I sell. How many dealerships or 'flippers' do that? I at least know what I'm selling.

I'll also add this - a month ago. I sold adingo 425tx mini skid to a large landscaping company. It was sold As-Is with no warranty. I also sold a rotary broom to this company. Two weeks and about 20 hours of use later, the engine apparently blew. I know this because I called to follow up on how it was working out. Without being asked to do so, I offered to help cover the cost of the engine rebuild. If I sell something, I will be honest about any defects up front. If someone feels they got the short end of the stick, I'll do what I can to correct the situation.
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