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Old 04-02-2003, 10:02 AM
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Good Move?

I bought a Stihl Br 420 c Magnum at the end of last July. I am not very happy with it (power and comfort wise) as I gather the rest of the owners on this site are.

Today I am thinking of calling up the dealer and asking me if he would be willing to gove me a credit on a trade toward a echo 650. The stihl has less than 2 hours on it, it was used for a few driveways and 1 hour of leaves. The power sucks and its feels not so nyce on my back.

Is this a good move, how much do you think Mr. Dealer will give me.

I paid 399.00 (hoping he will give me 300.00)

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Old 04-02-2003, 10:28 AM
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Ouch - I do not believe that the dealer will even allow 50% of purchase price as trade on a new Echo, might want to reconsider and find out why your backpack is uncomfortable (might be wearing it too high or too low), I will also bet that the Echo is heavier than your Stihl - PB650 is 24.4# dry per the catalog.
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Old 04-02-2003, 11:13 AM
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i doubt you can get much out of the stihl from the dealer. I would put it up for sale on Ebay. I imagine that you should be able to get very close to new price on Ebay.
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Old 04-02-2003, 12:56 PM
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Adjust the carb. You'll get the power that you've been missing.
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:47 PM
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Im with Mac.

Sell it personally through an autoswaper, newspaper, or on the computer.

Mr Dealer will give you Mr Stick wher Mr Sun dont shine!
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by AVRECON
Adjust the carb. You'll get the power that you've been missing.
Gotta watch now. My PB-650 has only one adjustment on the carb......idle speed. Thats it!

That Stihl should still be OK for everyday blowing grass off driveways, no?
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