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Old 07-15-2012, 06:24 PM
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Economic Downturn/Drought Deals Available

Doing my daily check of Craigslist last night and I noticed that someone had posted a "Stihl chainsaw" for sale. Clicked on it and found that he had a Stihl MS460 chainsaw for sale and wanted $600 for the saw with 20" bar & new chain, and a 28" bar (no chain). Offered him $500 and he snapped it up. That's approx. half price for a saw that is less than a year old. Checked the air filter and it was just barely dirty and hardly a scratch on it. Starts right up and runs great! Figure I got a pretty good deal on it!!

He had put around $15,000 into new equipment just over a year ago and then we have 2 of the dryest years ever and he figures this business is not for him.

Anyone else picking up a good deal lately from guys getting out?
Rick R.

2009 Nissan Titan pullling a 18 ft PJ Trailer
2011 Kubota ZD326S (60") - 26HP Kubota Diesel
2010 Bob-Cat FastCat Pro 48" w/Accelerator (20HP Kawa)
Non-commercial 21" walk-behind
Blowers (Stihl BG85/Husqvarna 170BT)
Trimmers (Stihl KM110 & FS90, Kawa Multi-Tool)
Chainsaws (Stihl MS180 & MS362 w/20 & 24" bars)
& misc hand tools & equipment
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:31 PM
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Nope. I've barely worked in the last two weeks and although I don't have much extra money, yesterday I went and bought a brand new 21" Toro.
I'm only into my third season, but I don't see the drought as a reason to quit.

Congrats on the good deal!

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