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Old 09-08-2012, 08:05 AM
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Buying used equipment / "Is it stolen or not?

I'm need to purchase some replacement equipment for my mowing needs. I mow about six acres between two lawns on a weekly bases, sometime every four days ďspring & fallĒ. Also Iíd like to help out my elderly neighbors who are on limited incomes and poor health they also have the same size estates. Iím looking at zero turn mower of at least 54Ē but I'm leaning toward a 61Ē at this time I just cannot swing a purchase of new equipment, so Iím researching gently used commercial mowers, with less than 1500 hrs on it if possible. Iíve been looking on Craigís list & E-bay mostly. Thereís plenty to choose for in my price range. Iím leery of these on line sources! How can I know for sure that itís not stolen, they donít have titles like autos? All help would be welcomed.

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:54 AM
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Its a personal choice. If it is stolen and you get a great deal what can you do?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:28 AM
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Its a personal choice? If it is stolen and you get a great deal what can you do?
BURN IN HELL! Not really the answer I was looking for. I figured you fella's would say something like this.
  1. Refer me to stolen equipment forum
  2. Have me call state police with model & serial #
  3. Tell me if I'm that worried man up and buy from dealer.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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Its a personal choice? If it is stolen and you get a great deal what can you do?
Get arrested by the police for having stolen property, go to jail, BURN IN HELL! Not really the answer I was looking for. I figured you fella's would say something like this.
  1. Refer me to stolen equipment forum
  2. Have me call state police with model & serial #
  3. Tell me if I'm that worried man up and buy from dealer.

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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Sorry about double post.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:06 PM
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Just use your judgement & ask questions. If seller got out of business & is hard up for money, you can get great deals. Now if guy says someone owed him money & gave him mower, then it may be stolen. If price is way below what similar mowers are going for it may be stolen. Someone that purchased it legit will try to get what it is worth or just under. If you find a mower that sells for $3500 used but someone is askin $1000-$1500, it may be stolen.

You can be charged with recieving stolen property & price is dead give away if it is to good to be true price!
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:48 PM
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I guess if its the original owner he might have a invoce he could show you.

Does the seller have the owners manual???

Did you go to their home to look ath the equiptment???
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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Are you telling me to burn in hell?
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Are you telling me to burn in hell?
That's what I thought at first, but it reads to me (now) like he was answering your "what can you do?" question...

Sounds like the following were his thoughts on what could happen if you buy and it turns out to be stolen:
"Get arrested by the police for having stolen property, go to jail, BURN IN HELL!"


I could be wrong, but I never am.


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Old 09-08-2012, 04:31 PM
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That's what I thought at first, but it reads to me (now) like he was answering your "what can you do?" question...

Sounds like the following were his thoughts on what could happen if you buy and it turns out to be stolen:
"Get arrested by the police for having stolen property, go to jail, BURN IN HELL!"


I could be wrong, but I never am.


Still right
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