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Old 11-07-2013, 01:15 PM
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Online Equipment Auctions

Just wondering if anyone has had any luck buying equipment through an online auction site other than Ebay. Which sites are better than others and how was the overall experience?

It seems you can find some good deals on some sites but I am nervous about scams etc.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:09 PM
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I am interested in this as well. I hope there are some good replies.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:09 PM
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I keep looking on crank ape, but I have not bought yet
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:13 PM
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I checked into this several years back, but did not do due diligence. Did not seem to see many 'private sellers', but did see many sellers that were most likely dealers or sellers with large inventories. I believe I got turned off pretty quick as most of the sellers just list the basic specs. 1000hrs, John Deere X, X engine, X hp, sold as is. Call 1-800 for more info which usually means talking to a salesman.

I still do not understand the disconnect between used power equipment sellers and taking some really good pics. Not only a pic, but a short video.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:32 PM
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Cranky ape is mostly repo stuff. Good pics and solid descriptions. I just have not pulled the trigger yet.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:24 AM
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Thanks for the responses. The site I was looking at is auctiontime since they seem to have a lot of skid steers listed. Since I'm looking to buy one in a couple years I figure an auction site would be a good way to buy one cheap. I figure I can low bid and maybe get lucky. If I lose the auction its not a big deal since I'm not in a rush to buy now. I just don't understand how a basically brand new machine could possibly go for a very low bid without dealers jumping in. Or how these machines ended up at auction to begin with.

I like that auctiontime allows me to sort by location and year in their equipment categories.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:03 AM
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I buy from Ebay and purple wave. For the most part I have won on everything. But at the same time I buy the stuff to use. Not looking to resale.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:43 PM
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I have bought on both ebay and ironplanet.com. never have had a problem with either, and an a huge supporter of what ironplanet does.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:14 AM
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Been close on Iron planet but never sealed a deal.
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