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Old 08-06-2014, 12:59 AM
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Flipping Mowers

I was thinking of buying mowers, cleaning them up, basic stuff and sell at a profit. Good idea? What are good types of mowers to buy? Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:19 AM
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I do it periodically. Just make sure you look over the mower real well before you buy it to make sure it's not going to have a lot more than what you can make a profit on. I usually go for push mowers off craigslist for like 30 dollars and under that don't start.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:09 PM
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I do it periodically. Just make sure you look over the mower real well before you buy it to make sure it's not going to have a lot more than what you can make a profit on. I usually go for push mowers off craigslist for like 30 dollars and under that don't start.
Then how much do you sell them for?
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Then how much do you sell them for?
Depends on the brand and condition.

Large commercial mowers are hard to flip. You'll get 40 emails of people sending low ball offers before you find someone a month later to pay what it's worth, the big ticket items don't have enough mark up to make it worth your trouble and tying up capital.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Im a sucker for a good deal, if i see a good deal on a nice 36" or 48" hydro walk behind i buy it. If we need it we use it and if not i flip it. I usually buy from companies that go under. I bought a couple Scag 36" walk behinds in good condition for $600 each, sold them for $1500 each.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:22 PM
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If you want to make a buck, the old wheel horses have a cult following. Some people just think they are getting rid of an old mower so you can pick them up cheap. Put a little shine on them , and sell them. I know I just bought a 520H for our hunting camp, didn't like it and listed it on craigslist. Sold it in 10min for a $175 profit. I had guys ringing the phone off the hook wanting to drive two hundred miles to buy the thing. They guy that ended up buying it from me advertised it online the next day for twice what he paid me. Doubt if he sold it for that, but some of the prices they bring are crazy. Just have to find the right mower
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:24 PM
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Try to stay around selling price of 600. 1500 for a perfectly clean. Any higher you'll be sitting in it
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:05 PM
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Then how much do you sell them for?
Depends on the brand and condition.

Large commercial mowers are hard to flip. You'll get 40 emails of people sending low ball offers before you find someone a month later to pay what it's worth, the big ticket items don't have enough mark up to make it worth your trouble and tying up capital.
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What would be good examples of mowers that sell quick and for a profit?
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:17 PM
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Trial and error. Everyone's area is different
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:59 PM
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Trial and error. Everyone's area is different
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Exactly. But the more expensive the more the longer you'll sit on it, probably could flip walk behinds and homeowner zero turns easiest in most markets. Push mowers in high population areas, tractors out where people have large properties.
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